IC Resources Ltd

Mechanical Design Engineer - Ultra High Vacuum

£30000 - £50000 per annum
16 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Brett Lofthouse
Job Function
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time
Mechanical Design Engineer - Start-up - Medical Devices - Oxford

I'm looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer with a strong background in vacuum tube design, manufacturing, fabrication and testing can apply these skills in a real-world, fast moving start-up business setting.

My client has an informal, high-energy culture and world-class partners will multiply your efforts as you work at the forefront of technological innovation. You will have an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and must be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of engineers, physicists and commercial people.

Mechanical Engineer Job Summary:
Working within the Research & Development department, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for manufacture and product development of company products.

Main duties and responsibilities:
*CAD and technical drawings for manufacture using SolidWorks or similar package
*Stress and thermal design verification using simulation tools
*Ultra high vacuum equipment specification and system design
*Static mechanical design including packaging and prototyping
*Test jig fabrication and assembly
*Leasing with machine shops and vendors to ensure project deliverables are met
*Generating innovative product concepts and solutions
*Maintain safe working environment and follow protocols to ensure compliance with company and regulatory standards
*Take ownership for project work and lead small projects and plan future product development
*Assist the build and progression of prototype units, with a view to develop into production assemblies

*BEng Mechanical Engineering

Essential Experience:
* UHV tube mechanical design
*Proven track record of problem solving for mechanical systems
*Experience working in a precision engineering environment

Essential Skills:
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Confidence to ask questions and a passion to find answers to get the job done
*Proactive, results-driven focus with the ability to identify and troubleshoot potential problems to their successful resolution
*Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
*Ability to work with a high level of autonomy, taking ownership of realising results
*Innovative thinker who can develop and apply out-of-the-box, novel solutions to problems

Desirable Skills and Experience:
*Machining using lathes or milling machines
*Experience with DFM for medical equipment
*R&D work in the semiconductor or vacuum industries or within the medical instrumentation field

Keywords: Mechanical Design Engineer, Medical Devices, Start-up, UHV, Ultra High Vacuum, Oxford, UK

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