IC Resources Ltd

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
10 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
Brett Lofthouse
Job Function
Specialist Area
Hardware, Mechanical
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


50K - 60K

Job description

My client in Buckinghamshire are seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join a small team who are focused on the development of scientific instrumentation. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will focus on product design and development for manufacture as well as supporting 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 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.


Mechanical design of analytical instrumentation and accessories, including:

Conceptualisation, implementation and verification of complete instrument systems.

Modelling, analysis and development of subassemblies.

Detailed part design, engineering documentation, selection and specification of purchased components.

Building and evaluating prototypes.

Design releases - technical product documentation (parts, assemblies, bills of materials & test specifications).

Transferring designs to manufacturing, developing assembly process, troubleshooting and supporting ramp up.


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

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

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


Masters or similar qualification in Mechanical Engineering

Knowledge of chemistry or physics a plus

Optics, pneumatics, vacuum, or thermal analysis experience a plus

Experience of product development within a company making some form of measurement instrumentation an advantage

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