Mechanical Engineer - UK

Research & Development
Ref: 352 Date Posted: Tuesday 07 Jan 2020
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Our Client designs world-leading, clinically-advanced, precision technologies that enable healthcare professionals, to ‘peer’ inside the body, using endoscopic procedures. By focusing on early detection and minimally invasive treatment of a broad range of diseases, they focus on improving patient care quality every day.


Currently, they are looking for an Mechanical Engineer to work with the Industrial or Medical Research & Development team within the Research and Development Group designing, developing and introducing new products.



Key Responsibilities


  •  Deliver design and development work packages to fulfil specified requirements to planned timescales and costs
  • Successful completion of mandatory training
  • Compliance with Health & Safety & Environmental procedures
  • Support the development of the manufacturing business
  • Mechanical design and development of Products according to company procedures and regulatory standards
  • Create and maintain product definition information in accordance with company procedures
  • Review, analyse and approve the product design
  • Compile technical documentation required by design control procedures to support the design process
  • Assist with the management of work packages for new product development and product improvement projects
  • Use technical and product knowledge and problem solving abilities to support other team members and other departments
  • To liaise and co-operate fully with management for the better performance of the department and organisation.


Other Related Duties


  • Undertake technical research, including competitor analysis to support design, development and manufacture of products
  • Utilise creative thinking to develop ideas which may lead to Patents or Registered Designs for the company
  • Assist with proposals for new technology introduction and product development
  • Develop detailed designs from initial concept ideas
  • Design for manufacture
  • Produce product cost estimates
  • Undertake or supervise prototype and initial production builds and source components
  • Support the verification, evaluation and validation of product designs
  • Transfer product designs successfully into production
  • Produce, review and update 3D CAD models, drawings and other company design data set up
  • Implement design change control procedure
  • Performing tolerance analysis, product risk analysis, FMEAs, design reviews, value analysis and quality incident investigations
  • Use software analysis tools as appropriate to produce robust designs, for example FEA or CFD analysis
  • Provide assistance in producing plans for timescales, costs and resource estimates and monitoring progress against the plans
  • Lead design activities on Mechanical Engineering and design tasks
  • Coordinate various project activities within R&D and with other internal departments
  • Deliver project deliverables within planned project & product cost constraints and timescales
  • Assistance to production, manufacturing engineering, quality, regulatory affairs, technical publications, service, business development and sales
  • Contribute to the detection and elimination of all potential product quality or service concerns
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities
  • Undertake any assignment or duty as required by business needs
  • Provide assistance to the Sustaining Engineering group




Education and Experience


  • ONC/HNC in Mechanical Design or equivalent


Applied knowledge of:

  • Good design practice and Engineering Change Control
  • Mechanical engineering principles, e.g. materials, structures, thermal analysis, fluid analysis
  • Microsoft Office and Product Data Management (PDM) systems
  • Manufacturing processes and materials, e.g. machining, sheet metal, injection moulding, casting, extruding.
  • Industrial - Relevant regulatory standards – ISO9001, ISO61010
  • Industrial - Relevant regulatory directives and requirements – RoHS, WEEE, EMC, LVD
  • Medical - Relevant regulatory standards – ISO13485, ISO14971, ISO60601, ISO62366 (preferred)
  • Medical - Relevant regulatory directives and requirements – US and EU medical directives, RoHS, WEEE, China and Japan medical directives, EMC, LVD (preferred)
  • Microsoft Project (preferred)


Proven experience of:

  • Technical research
  • Application of Mechanical Engineering principles
  • Mechanical design to meet design requirements and optimise for manufacture 
  • Generating ideas and selecting the best way forward according to requirements
  • Problem solving
  • Conducting and reporting on Quality Investigations (preferred)
  • Structural mechanics, fluid mechanics,  electro-mechanical or optical products (preferred)
  • CFD and/or FEA (preferred)
  • Industrial – Design and Development of Industrial / Video Devices
  • Medical – Design and Development of Medical Devices
  • Working in a highly regulated and audited environment


*Qualifications and Experience are mandatory unless otherwise stated

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