Process Engineer - UK

Ref: 351 Date Posted: Tuesday 07 Jan 2020
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The Company


Our Client is a dynamic diagnostics company with a proven track record in developing breakthrough medical devices. It is committed to advancing health care through innovative products and connected care solutions.



Role Description


A Process Engineer who can make a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of the company.


As a Process Engineer you will cover all aspects of the current R&D assembly process and high speed manufacturing process, carry out device testing, process characterisation & optimisation, developing test methods, driving continuous improvement and crucially identifying which aspects of the product and process influence final device performance. Moving forward, you will be heavily involved in the scaling up of the R&D process to a high volume automated production line. As a Process Engineer you will be able to manage 2 or 3 concurrent projects.




Key Responsibilities


  • Characterisation of product and process
  • Device testing, identifying which aspects of device function are correct and which require optimisation
  • Develop robust test methods
  • Product and process performance monitoring
  • Statistical analysis and trend monitoring
  • Determine, categorise and develop mitigation for failure modes
  • Define critical design inputs to product and process designs
  • Develop & improve manufacturing methods utilising knowledge of product design, materials, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment assembly methods
  • Use a methodical approach to all problem solving and report progress in a structured way
  • Be open to self-development and the development of others during the transition from R&D through to volume manufacture
  • Adhere to all relevant regulatory requirements



Essential Skills


  • A hands on Process Engineer with a level of relevant industry experience
  • Experience of device/product testing
  • Experience of characterising and optimising product and processes, medical would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of statistical process controls, capabilities and analysis techniques
  • Experience of developing product specifications and test method validation
  • Process validation (OQ/PQ)
  • Experience of product verification and validation, through the writing and execution of protocols
  • Experience and knowledge of Design of Experiments
  • Ability to manage external supplier/technical partners
  • Ability to take device ideas from concept through to prototype assembly and performance evaluation
  • cGMP experience
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Competent in documentation and report writing




Desirable Skills


  • Preferably Degree qualified


  • Process Excellence Green Belt or Black Belt

Specialists in consultancy

At Medical Engineers we have a range of technical consulting jobs in the medical engineering industry throughout the UK. Requiring a broad range of technical and management skills and most importantly the ability to communicate effectively. Consultancy roles require candidates with unique abilities. Roles vary in length of contract depending on clients’ requirements.

Our degree qualified consultants have specialist knowledge of the UK medical engineering consultancy job market. We have a successful track record in finding the best candidates for our clients who know and trust Medical Engineers to understand their business requirements.

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