Mechanical Design Engineer

Polytec Personnel Ltd
08 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Polytec are recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer. We're looking for a talented, insightful and ambitious individual to join this growing team. You'll take ownership of the mechanical design of new medical devices, drawing on your insight into mass-produced mechanisms, design skills, creativity, initiative and drive. You'll get involved with the development of medical devices focussing on inhalation, injection, high acuity and surgical. The team is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border, with the added bonus of having a rail station on the doorstep, with direct links to both Cambridge and London. You'll enjoy generous benefits and opportunities as well as a competitive salary.

What You'll Be Doing:

* You'll invent, design and develop novel enabling mechanisms for new medical devices, from concept to detailed engineering designs.
* You'll make a significant, direction-setting impact, working collaboratively in a small, high-powered project team, developing devices from concept through to production. Ultimately, your contribution will be to design the whole device. Your ideas will visibly improve the product, the treatment effectiveness and the business results.
* Making important contributions to multiple and varied client projects, you'll take ownership and responsibility for client requirements by participating in client meetings, responding to complex technical challenges by inventing and detailing the most appropriate solutions.
* You will use your knowledge of materials, high-volume component manufacturing processes and complex assembly processes to develop cost-effective and robust components and assemblies, with an emphasis on injection moulded parts.
* Create virtual models, oversee the manufacture of prototypes and pre-production parts, liaise internally to work on usability and safety testing, and design and make test rigs.

What We're Looking For:

* A 1st or Upper 2nd class degree from a respected university in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.
* Very strong mechanical creativity, insight and attention to detail applied to the creation of reliable mass-produced mechanisms. This will be demonstrated by a track record over a period of years of setting the direction and following through with high-quality detail design in advanced mechanical product development projects.
* You'll be an experienced and highly-effective user of Solidworks or Creo
* A strong ability to communicate the value of your work confidently and clearly to team members and clients.
* Professional experience that demonstrates strong self motivation, initiative and a drive to succeed.
* A desire to improve the quality of your work and to develop new skills, focussed on outstanding mechanical design.

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