Careers

Are you looking to have a lasting positive impact on the aftermarket performance industry? All while having fun and developing your own skills in arguably the most awesome little town in the world?

If that sounds like you you should keep reading.

High Performance Academy is growing. Just look at the member counter at the bottom of this page. Over the last 6 years demand for high quality, reliable education in the racing/aftermarket industry has exploded. Our members are growing in numbers every day and they are hungry for knowledge on more subjects.

We’re always on the lookout for people with the right skills and the right attitude to join us.

It's important to note that these positions are all based in Queenstown, New Zealand (You can read more about Queenstown here - It's one of the most beautiful towns in the world). The location would suit someone with an interest in the outdoors or an active lifestyle. 

Below is a list of positions that we are on a constant hunt for.

  • Wiring Tutor
  • Engine Building Tutor
  • Tuning Tutor 
  • Motorsport Mechanical Work & Race Preparation

Wiring Tutor

Are you our new wiring tutor? 

Are you currently working in the professional motorsport wiring industry? Do you pride yourself on creating wiring harnesses that are both functional and works of art? Do you want to work on exciting projects that can include everything from world-class hill climb, our own race cars to older F1 cars? 

Do you love technology and do you always strive to keep up to date with the latest products and developments in the industry? Do you want to help improve the aftermarket performance industry? Are you passionate about educating and helping others? Do you want to live in one of the most exciting and scenic parts of the world?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions then we want to hear from you!

HPA(High Performance Academy) has been growing quickly over the last 6 years and we’re always on the lookout for people with the right skills and the right attitude to join us and let us help even more people. 

There are thousands of HPA members all around the world who are hungry for information and we want to increase the level of support and training we currently offer to those who want to learn how to construct motorsport wiring harnesses. 

What is in it for you? - We will make you Famous
Well, niche famous. You won't be Ken Block famous, but this one time Andre did get a discount on an iPhone case at the airport because he was recognised from HPA videos. 

Working for HPA will give you professional visibility on a global scale. You will be presenting course material and hosting webinars that will be viewed by millions of people all around the world. 

These viewers include enthusiasts as well as motorsport and industry professionals alike. This will establish and build your professional profile and credibility, providing you with future opportunities outside of HPA that may otherwise be difficult to find. The role will also include travel to events where you will meet smart industry leaders.

Who We Are Looking For
We’re looking for skilled and experienced people who are, most importantly, passionate about increasing the level of knowledge and understanding in the performance industry. The ideal candidate will have:

•Industry experience producing professional-grade motorsport wiring harnesses
•In-depth knowledge of the tools, products and best practice techniques used to construct motorsport grade wiring harnesses (e.g concentric twisting, working with autosport connectors and professional crimp tools)
•An ability to explain complex concept topics in an easy to understand manner
•A real passion for motorsport and helping the wider performance community
•Great written and verbal communication skills
•A desire to be in front of the camera (don’t worry, we can offer training here!)

We understand that nobody can know everything and occasionally you might get asked a question that is outside your experience. The ideal candidate will be able to recognise this and have the skills to research and find answers to these questions. 

What you will be doing
In this position, you will never have a dull day with plenty of variety in your day to day tasks. Your tasks will include researching and writing course material, presenting courses in our studio, designing and constructing wiring harnesses, hosting educational webinars and helping with testing at the race track. The position will see you: 
•Support our members in our members only forum
•Research, write and present training courses
•Research and write technical articles and social content
•Construct wiring harnesses for our in-house projects as well as select customer projects

Where is the HPA based?
Queenstown is in the South Island of New Zealand. Queenstown is NZ’s adventure capital and is widely regarded all around the world. It’s the ideal location for anyone who loves adventure or the outdoors. Queenstown provides a stunning alpine backdrop providing world-class ski fields in winter, lakes for water sports in summer, and some of NZ’s best tramping, four wheel driving terrain, and mountain bike trails. We are only 40mins away from the best race track in the country Highlands Motorsport Park.

What does the position pay?
We are negotiable on both salary and relocation costs to the right candidate. Salary will be based on your experience and relevant skills.

Sound like you? The next step is to apply. Apply here.

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Tuning Tutor

Are you an experienced engine tuner? Are you looking for a low stress, fulfilling and exciting new career?

Are you looking to have a lasting positive impact on the aftermarket performance / racing industry? Are you a solid problem solver? Are you looking for a low stress position? All while having fun and developing your own skills and professional brand in arguably the most awesome little town in the world? 

If that sounds like you. Keep reading. 

We are looking for a tuner (just like you) to become a Tuning Tutor here at HPA. We have a membership of 25000+ car enthusiasts, professionals and students from all around the world. These members look to us for tuning education and support. As a Tuning Tutor you would 

Who We Are Looking For
We’re looking for a skilled and experienced person who, most importantly is passionate about increasing the level of knowledge and understanding in the performance / racing industry. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Expert level understanding of EFI system operation and tuning
  • Preferably would be familiar with both standalone and reflashing tuning methods (Motec, Haltech, AEM, Syvecs  Cobb, EcuTek, and HP Tuners software
  • Technical Skills - A solid technical understanding of engines, fuel injection and turbocharging
  • Problem Solving Skills - Must have the ability to assess a situation and present potential solutions
  • Experienced in both dyno and road tuning
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to explain complex concept topics in an easy to understand manner
  • A desire to be in front of the camera (don’t worry, we can offer training here!)

We understand that nobody can know everything and occasionally you might get asked a question that is outside your experience. The ideal candidate will be able to recognise this and have the skills to research and find answers to these questions.

What is in it for you? - We will make you Famous
Well, we will make you niche famous. You won't be Ken Block famous, but this one time Andre one of our tutors did get a discount on an iPhone case at the airport because he was recognised from HPA videos. 

Seriously though, working for HPA will give you professional visibility on a global scale. You will be presenting course material and hosting webinar lessons that will be viewed by millions of people all around the world. 

These viewers include enthusiasts as well as motorsport and industry professionals alike. This will establish and build your professional profile and credibility, providing you with future opportunities outside of HPA that may otherwise be difficult to find. This role will also include travel to industry events where you will meet smart industry leaders.

Other benefits: 

  • Great Salary
  • Variety of Work
  • Awesome Location
  • Low Stress Environment
  • Friendly Supportive Team

What you will be doing
In this position, you will never have a dull day with plenty of variety in your day to day tasks. Your tasks will include researching and writing course material, presenting courses in our studio or on our dyno. Working on in house project cars, hosting educational webinars and helping with testing at the race track. 

The position will see you: 
•Support our members in our members only forum (hpacademy.com/forum)
•Research, write and present training courses
•Research and write technical articles and social content (instagram.com/hpa101 - facebook.com/hpacademy)
•Help build and manage in-house projects

Where is the HPA based?
Queenstown is in the South Island of New Zealand. Queenstown is NZ’s adventure capital and is widely regarded all around the world. It’s the ideal location for anyone who loves adventure or the outdoors. Queenstown provides a stunning alpine backdrop providing world-class ski fields in winter, lakes for water sports in summer, and some of NZ’s best tramping, four wheel driving terrain, and mountain bike trails. We are only 40mins away from the best race track in the country Highlands Motorsport Park. 

What does the position pay?
We are negotiable on both salary and relocation costs to the right candidate. Salary will be based on your experience and relevant skills.

More about High Performance Academy

High Performance Academy has grown constantly for the last 5 years from a part time job for the two founders to a full-time team of 6. The team includes videographers, marketing experts, customer service specialists and other technical tutors. The team is friendly and supportive. 

While we started in a small garage, HPA now operates from a large workshop with professional offices which we refer to as “HPA Labs”. Our facility includes a Mainline chassis and engine dyno, video studio, a well equipped mechanical workshop and importantly an awesome coffee machine.

HPA enjoys close relationships with top motorsport brands. Brands like MoTeC, JE Pistons, Haltech and Syvecs to name a few.

While the team at HPA strives to achieve at a high level we also try and keep a great work life balance. This is something that is often missing from a high pressure race team or workshop.

Sound like you? The next step is to apply. Apply here.