Engine Tuning Expert

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 spend your time tuning vehicles, creating course material, researching and sharing your tuning knowledge. 

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.


Website: https://www.hpacademy.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hpacademy
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/learntotune
Instagram: http://instagram.com/hpa101