Mechanical Design EngineerSeer Green
The R&D group in Seer Green is seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer . The team consists of 10 people who are focused on the development of scientific instrumentation.
We are a multi-disciplinary team that historically have been more research oriented focusing primarily on concept generation for new products.
We wish to grow the team and expand our activities to include product design and development for manufacture at our factory in Wales.
There will also be an element of support for ongoing manufacture.
The instrumentation is mainly opto-mechanical and opto-electronic in nature and the mechanical engineers design the precision mechanisms, chassis, enclosures and sampling accessories the products demand.
Due to the high performance nature of the equipment, it is often very challenging in design terms to achieve the required precision, stability, speed and cost performance goals.
The group strives to deliver good quality designs within an agreed predetermined time frame. We feel that an important factor in achieving this goal is the implementation of a structured program of analysis, modelling and evaluation designed to identify problems early in the development process.
There is more emphasis on quality by design’ and up front analysis as opposed to design evolution.
We use SolidWorks CAD software and are adopting a development process aimed at risk identification and management through a framework of technical and planning reviews.
The role demands an engineer to be creative, analytical, familiar with manufacturing processes and have good CAD skills.
The candidate must have a pro-active approach and work well within multifunctional project teams providing leadership and direction when required.
This entails directing both internally, within the local and extended teams, and also externally working with consultants and suppliers.
Person Specification - Mechanical Engineer
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
Mechanical design of analytical instrumentation and accessories, including :
Team Leadership including :
Support of Manufacturing and Field :
Mechanical Engineers work in a multi-disciplinary project team with other engineers; outside vendors; and individuals from other internal departments (procurement, manufacturing and marketing).
A strong emphasis is placed on the ability to deliver systems to specification, on time and within their cost target.
Engineers work within a structured development process designed to manage risk effectively.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering required; Masters or similar qualification in Mechanical Engineering an advantage
5 plus years experience in the mechanical design and manufacture of electro-mechanical equipment
Knowledge of SolidWorks or similar mechanical CAD software
Knowledge of machining, sheet metal, castings and plastic moulding manufacturing processes and materials.
Ability to understand system requirements and develop optimal design proposals through theoretic analysis and modelling with due consideration of manufacturing tolerances.
Ability to design for cost effective manufacturing, assembly, and serviceability
Optics, pneumatics, vacuum, or thermal analysis experience a plus
Experience of mechanical engineering development within a multi-disciplinary team environment
Previous involvement in most aspects of the development life cycle, from initial analysis and design to implementation, testing and documentation
Experience in mechanical design including responsibility for specifications and involvement in design reviews
Experience of product development within a company making some form of measurement instrumentation an advantage
Familiarity with product design methodologies such as a life cycle model e.g. PACE
Keeps sight of commercial objectives and is able to prioritise work appropriately.
PerkinElmer values the strength of a diverse workforce.