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Mechanical Design Engineer - UK

Ref: 339 Date Posted: Tuesday 01 Oct 2019
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Our Client, a team of research and development engineers, scientists and technical experts are in the forefront of technology in the medical device industry. Currently they are recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join their Customs Department. The role will drive the design and project of customised implants from either Management CT scan data or X ray data and additionally project manage each case to ensuring alignment to both business and customer requirements, this is a highly creative role; unique nature of patient-specific implant design, to deliver an end to end design solution for the customer using the latest technologies and delivering to very tight time lines.



Essential Functions:


  • Interprets x-rays and Request Forms to determine patient and surgeon requirements
  • Designs custom-made implants:
  • Creates 3D CAD models using Unigraphics
  • Creates 2D drawings and X-ray templates
  • Liaises with workshop employees to ensure designs can be manufactured
  • Supports workshop employees throughout manufacture
  • Liaises with surgeons and Account Managers throughout each project
  • Creates Custom Design Rationale document for each project
  • Compiles documentation and for Case History File (CHF)
  • Keeps in-house records up to date



Non-Essential Functions:


  • Participates in and sometimes leads departmental performance improvement projects
  • Participates in the implementation of new technology
  • May perform simple mechanical analysis calculations and/or use basic Design Space FEA to verify designs, where necessary          





  • Highly organised with a disciplined approach to personal work management
  • Comfortable under pressure
  • Positive, can do attitude
  • 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 conscious
  • Passionate to make a difference
  • Decisive
  • Clear pragmatic thinker capable of differentiating critical issues
  • Comfortable and supportive of change
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Team mentality, but capable and comfortable working autonomously
  • Competent clear concise communicator





  • Qualified to minimum of HND/Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, and Product Design, or with equivalent experience
  • Applied knowledge of high end 3D CAD systems
  • Hand calculation (Stress/Strain) and elementary FEA experience
  • Working knowledge of design standards and practices (ISO and ASME)
  • Practical knowledge of General Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD & T)
  • Experience of working in a highly regulated, quality systems oriented industry
  • Practical knowledge of GMP disciplines
  • Accomplished IT skills – Word, Excel, Outlook, databases - typical office applications

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