Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Nikon Metrology NV
Tring, GB
3d ago


To provide mechanical engineering design resource for Nikon Metrology mostly in the form of self-managed projects from conceptualisations to production.

These projects can be anything from completely new products to refining existing designs with particular focuses such as cost or reliability.

This role also includes the maintenance of associated admin, BOMs, MRP systems and drawing packs for manufacturing. Working with other departments to dupport their activities as well as suppliers to improve manufacturing strategies also fall under the scope of my role.

Taking lead in the design of engineering projects and preparing for and holding design reviews where necessary. Preparing design information for product gate review meetings.


  • Designing new products and concepts using Solidworks.
  • Maintaining, where necessary, existing design information using legacy CAD software
  • Refining existing models in the product range
  • Follow company processes and procedures for new product introduction
  • Conduct design validation exercided based on product specification to meet quality and cost targets.
  • Performing design-to-cost sudies and implementing cost-down solutions
  • Preparing design documentation for production (component design, technical drawings, assembly instructions and parts lists)
  • Creating new items and bills of materials within the MRP system
  • Maintaining existing product structures within the MRP system
  • Defining new BoM structures for operations use within the MRP system
  • Working with suppliers to develop intelligent manufacturing strategies
  • Working closely with other departments to provide relevant information as required
  • Checking colleague's technical drawings to ensure they comply with company standards.
  • Preparing design reviews where required
  • Leading design projects on new and existing product lines

    Complete work as required by the Design Office Manager, this may include individual tasks or team based design activities where the team leader responsibilities may be required.

    Employ established engineering best practices and work to common standards where applicable.


    A mechanical engineering degree with particular emphasis on design plus experience as a design engineer in a relevant hi-

    tech industry, e.g. special purpose machinery, industrial scientific equipment, x-ray equipment.

    HND or HNC in engineering plus experience as a design engineer in a relevant hi-tech industry, e.g. special purpose machinery, industrial scientific equipment, x-ray equipment.

    Good to excellent working knowledge of using Solidworks CAD software in a professional capacity

    Good working knowledge of standard office software, MS Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    Excellent written and spoken English

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    Solidworks certified professional qualification.

    Working towards or obtained chartered engineer status.

    Other modern European languages or Japanese (spoken).

    Understanding of electrical and electronic design principles.

    Experience with large international manufacturing companies.

    Experience working with radiation, and to the relevant safety practical and design standards.

    Experience designing large high precision moving machinery.

    Experience using MRP tools

    COMPETENCIES Functional Competencies

  • Experience with high precision design
  • Ability to work from first principles of mechanical engineering
  • Ability to perform 'hand' calculations on simplified engineering problems
  • Understanding and experience of FEA analysis software
  • General curiosity and the ability to think critically and constructively
  • Strong analysis and practical problem-solving capabilities, including the use of testing equipment and instrumentation.
  • A high level of technical knowledge and IT skills.
  • Ability to learn and use quickly specialized manufacturing and engineering applications software.
  • Good oral and technical writing communication skills with the ability to trandslate complex ideas into clear concepts.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to read and create svhematics.
  • Ability to develop test procedures.
  • Understand and apply good coding practices.
  • Understand how to debug and troubleshoot problems on a live system.
  • General curiosity and the ability to think critically and constructively.
  • Additional for Senior Engineer :

    Good presentation skills.

    Core Competencies Be Pro-active

  • Keep well informed and prepared to act quickly and effectively to potential obstacles.
  • Showing attential to detail within your work creating the highest quality.
  • Awareness of cost control and working within a budget.
  • Self-critical to indicate potential design risks in own development.
  • Look for clarification if you do not have a clear understanding of the drawings / diagrams you are working with.
  • Liaise with other departments in a timely manner to ensure a smooth process is in place.
  • Adhere to all the Health and Safety regulations and encourage others to do the same.
  • Seek help when required to minimize delays.
  • Additional for Senior Engineers :

  • Work as part of the development team taking into accound how projects abd actions interact with the overall aims of the team and Nikon Metrology as a whole.
  • Take the lead on addressing problems in a logical and critical way to minimize project risks.
  • Continuouslu strive to improve the development process and development tools.
  • Seek new knowledge

  • Display a strong desire to seek new knowledge through training and self-study driven by insatiable curiosity.
  • Explore new opportunities in the own technical domain and translate into practical solutions with commercial value. Develop skills to use new software when necessary.
  • Come up with ideas to improve product and procedures.
  • Keep up with evolutions in technology, development tools and development methodology.
  • Pass your knowledge onto other members of the team, if they are less experienced.
  • Keep up to date with changes for quality and Health and Safety specifically for your area.
  • Attend conferences and meetings with diverse groups.
  • Additional for Senior Engineers :

  • Share knowledge with the team both formally and informally
  • Mentor junior colleagues.
  • Communicate well

  • Harmonize diverse skills by thinking out of the box and communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the engineering team and stakeholders.
  • Bring technical discussions to project meetings.
  • Product technical information and reports in a clear and concise manner.
  • Critical thinking in a constructive manner to help others improve their results.
  • Give accurate progress updates of personal work.
  • Write clear specifications and well-structured design documentation.
  • Additional for Senior Engineers :

  • Listen attentively and respect the opinions of the team members.
  • Prepare compelling presentations which concisely address the context in which they're given.
  • Bring technical discussions to the team meetings : inform, get feedback and work towards decisions.
  • Share relevant important information and provide guidance on the technical aspects of the role to all members of the team.
  • Display Integrity

  • Be an asset to the Engineering team in being reliable and trustworthy, so your opinion is valued by the other team members.
  • Act in a professional manner and according to the Nikon's values when representing Nikon Metrology inside and outside the company.
  • Act with respect for information security and for other people and their work.
  • Respect agreements like specifications, project plan, budget and timing.
  • Carefully test changes before committing the source code.
  • Report and issues or behaviours you feel would jeopardise the reputation of Nikon.
  • Report and Health and Safety concerns or violations.
  • Always take responsibility for your work, actions and eventual mistakes.
  • Additional for Senior Engineers :

  • Be committed to quality in results, designs and processes.
  • Loyally align with management decisions in front of others in the development team.
  • Embrace Diversity

  • Understand and respect the cultural differences of the Nikon community.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues across the industrial metrology business unit.
  • Show openness to new ideas and respect opinions and ideas of others even if they are different to yours
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    This position does not require and special working requirements, however on occasion working extra hours or off site may be requested.

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