Senior Mechanical Engineer - Welwyn Garden City - £CompetitiveSRG are currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join a a life sciences company who are delivering human-focused research and discovery enabled by a unique and proven Organ-on-a-Chip. At the forefront of the rapidly growing field of human Organs-on-Chips, they are looking to develop a tablet sized device incorporating ten miniature interacting human organs. The company is accelerating its development of new Organs-on-Chips instruments and consumables for the life sciences and laboratory instrumentation markets. To achieve this, the company is strengthening its new in-house product development team, which will be supported by external development and manufacturing partners. RoleThe company's new products are expected to comprise a combination of laboratory instruments, consumables and accessories. Reporting to, and supported by the Director of Product Development, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for their development and transfer to manufacturing.Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or other closely related technical discipline.Experience
Able to demonstrate track record of providing sustained senior level technical leadership for development of complex electromechanical systems, satisfying demanding performance requirements and complying with standards controlling development process and documentation. Experience of working with development partners will be an advantage.Industries - Medical devices, diagnostics, laboratory instruments preferred. Candidates from other industries required to provide similar rigour for development and volume manufacture of precision equipment of other kinds.Technical Skills* Industrial design / ergonomics (collaborative work with appropriate consultants).* 3D modelling using common CAD systems (e.g. Soldworks, ProEngineer).* Material selection (including consideration of biocompatibility)* Mechanical Prototyping using variety of techniques.* Simulation & Modelling (including Stress Analysis, Mould Flow Analysis)* Tolerance Analysis* FMEA (Design and Production)* Tooling design for injection moulding* Manufacturing Process Design and Deployment* Maintenance of Bills Of Material (including volume costings)* Consumables sterilization processes* Technical / Design Review* Reliability testing* Value Engineering* Design For ExcellenceCapabilities & Behaviours* Presentation / Documentation Skills - Able to engage individuals and small groups using verbal, written and audio-visual material.* Organization - Able to organize own work and shared working environment. * Collaboration - Good interpersonal skills engaging with engineering, design, manufacturing, quality, bioengineering and biological teams.* Problem Solving - Use logical and creative approaches to solve complex problems, demonstrating "can-do" attitude.* Computing - Computer competency, including use of in-house software.* Driving - Current UK driving licence. * Travel - Willing and able to occasionally travel on business as required.For more information, please call Laith Mustafa on 0161 868 2231 or email
The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.