Design Engineer - Leeds - 12 month Contract - Northern

Medical/Pharmaceutical - Design
Ref: 480 Date Posted: Wednesday 03 Nov 2021
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12-month Contract, based in Leeds

The role will drive the design of customised implants and instruments, to deliver design solutions for the Made to Order (MTO) business unit, using the latest technologies and delivering to results-oriented lead times to meet both customer and business requirements.


Key Responsibilities:

• Lead the design and case management of patient-specific hip CNC and 3D printed solutions and custom-made implants & instruments

• Builds 3D CAD models using Unigraphics, and 2D drawings

• Builds Custom Design Rationale & Risk Documentation for each project

• Presents finished designs and works with R&D functions to risk assess patient cases

• Utilises expertise in finite element analysis, and other engineering calculation tools to prove sizing, materials, and specifications prior to machine fabrication.

• Liaises with workshop employees to ensure designs can be manufactured

• Liaises with  Account Managers throughout each project

• Compiles documentation for Case History File (CHF) in line with device Regulations


This function involves multifunctional working with:

• Regulatory

• Commercial

• Production & Engineering

• Global Supply Chain • Quality

• Research & Development

• Marketing

• US Customs Team


Qualifications Education:

Qualified to degree level in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, and Product Design.


Experience and Skills: • Experience in the medical device industry, including detailed knowledge of the processes and equipment used in implant and instrument manufacturing

• Applied knowledge of 3D CAD systems

• Understanding of design standards and practices (ISO and ASME) • Understanding of General Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

• Experience of working in a highly regulated, industry

• Practical knowledge of GMP subject areas

• Accomplished IT skills – Word, Excel, Outlook, databases - typical office applications

• Experience of project management and problem solving


Desirable Traits:

• Highly organised with a prioritisation focused approach to personal work management • Comfortable with strict delivery schedules, self-motivator

• Hardworking, and committed, with a positive, can do demeanor

• Creative, but with the aptitude to develop ideas in detail

• Flexible approach to work assignments – equally committed to routine as well as novel assignments.

• Quality and compliance focused

• Comfortable in making critical decisions and results oriented

• Clear pragmatic problem solver capable of differentiating critical issues

• Skilled problem solver

• Comfortable and supportive of change

• Self-motivated and proactive

• Team mentality, but capable and comfortable working autonomously

• Competent clear concise communicator


What we’re about: We are passionate about our work and care deeply about our customers and communities. Our culture enables multifaceted and impactful careers. We share a kind of DNA where we’re each

• Committed to caring

• Responsible to our communities

• Ready to apply our knowledge and know-how

• Outstanding in our background and experiences

• The drivers of our own success

• Passionate about doing what’s right


Our client is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

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