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StretchSense

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Capture accurate hand data for lifelike animations

Digitising lifelike movement and expression, StretchSense are leading the race to empower the makers of the future and become the hands of the metaverse.

Already a dominant player in the motion capture market for the film and TV VFX and game development industries, StretchSense’s success is built on a foundation of strong engineering and tough conversations, we innovate faster and more effectively than our competition.

Our secret lies in being unified in our quest to answer a single question ‘How do we deliver the most immersive, natural and connected experiences in the virtual worlds of tomorrow?’

Location
Auckland
Website
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Founded
2012
Employees
51-100
Industry
Animation
Funding stage
Series A

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StretchSense's mission is to make virtual worlds accessible for all.

The market opportunity ahead for StretchSense

We are solving the problem of hand tracking for the world of content creation. Our core audience is represented by AAA game and VFX studios that use StretchSense gloves to digitise movement to accelerate the animated character hand content creation process.

Over the longer term, success will be defined by our goal to be the hands of the metaverse, where anyone accessing a virtual world can do so easily using StretchSense gloves. Our focus is to ensure the experience our gloves provide is immersive, natural and lifelike.

Accessibility is our key success criterion where our hand solution must work well with many different systems in many different use cases. Here, integrations and partnerships with virtual world makers will be paramount.

Why StretchSense is a great place to work

We are technology-driven and deeply care about transparency, care and focus. We are building a team of good people with good values who are motivated by industry-leading excellence.

Diversity and inclusiveness are equally as important in our makeup reflecting a truly representative workforce. Beyond our world-class technology, our people have a mindset instilled by our leadership to seek to make a difference unbound by convention.

This has garnered a work environment built around agility, execution and honesty which we believe have been true differentiators in our path to success against our overseas competition to date.

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Values

  • Care

    We care for each other as a team and always have each others' backs.

  • Focus

    Execution and agility is part of what makes us unique in our market. We are focused in our strategic execution with the mindset that we are part of something bigger. Be inclusive to the world around you and work to make that something bigger better.

  • Honesty & Transparency

    Never shy away from a tough conversation. Be creative and seek to make a difference unbound by convention. Always be clear and open with information to help others work their magic.

 

Production Engineer

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Production Engineer to join our expanding team. Our Production Engineering team is focused on delivering customer orders, streamlining manufacturing processes and improving efficiency and reliability. This role is a hands-on role and will engage and continuously improve processes with functional stakeholders (Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain and Production). You will be heavily involved in day-to-day trouble shooting, process characterization and validation, continuous improvement activities. Support, improve, implement, and facilitate all production and process activities with the objective to achieve the defined quality, cost and delivery targets.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze, develop and implement improvement opportunities within the production team.
  • Proactively service and maintain all plant and equipment in accordance with the Maintenance Schedule.
  • Review and maintain production process flow, SOP, maintenance schedule, and work instructions in line with the project schedule and pro-actively support project and production teams.
  • Lead and manage associated Engineering Change Orders and Engineering Change Notice (ECOs and ECNs).
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams on the findings, improvements, implementation, defects and faults.
  • Provide training and coaching to team members.

Skills and Proficiencies

  • The ability to motivate self and work hard towards goals.
  • Strong hands-on and attention to detail.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines within a high-pressure environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • A good understanding of LEAN manufacturing principles (PDCA, Line layout, material flow, value stream mapping, etc) Knowledge and expertise in Lean manufacturing (Six Sigma)
  • Ability to identify improvement opportunities, prioritise tasks, and work cross-functionally to implement these.
  • Commitment to delivering high standards in product quality.
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical issues/faults.
  • A team player keen to be part of a multi-disciplinary team with the ability to influence and build relationships with others
  • Having solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to implement process and assembly documentation
  • Creative, innovative, and well organised

Must-haves

  • Holds an Engineering degree or relevant 5+ years' experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with CAD systems, ideally Solidworks
  • Be capable of servicing, inspecting, troubleshooting and testing plant and equipment.
  • Good working knowledge of manufacturing methods, production processes and mechanical drawings
  • Confident to aid in optimising Production/Manufacturing processes and systems

Nice to have

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with MRP systems
  • Worked in highly regulated manufacturing environments, preferably in aerospace, healthcare or food processing industry.
  • Experience with ISO 9001 standards.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

 

You must have the right to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role.

 

Report to: Production Manager

Location: Penrose, Auckland

Hours: Flexi-time

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