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Biomechanics Test Engineer

  • Job reference: 921469
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 03/09/2018

Orion Group are recruiting a Test Engineer (Biomechanics) on behalf of our Multi National Medical Device Company for an Initial 12 month contract based in Leeds.

Role Title: Biomechanics Test Engineer

This role will focus on testing instruments intended for use in orthopaedic surgery through biomechanical means, including fatigue endurance and load to failure testing. The Orthopaedic Test Laboratory works with engineers around the world to perform essential testing.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Conduct new product development and research testing work, duties include but not limited to: liaising and understanding requirements of work requests from Bio-engineers, translation of requests into practical in vitro tests, planning and execution of tests, analysis of data, completion of formal reporting and discussion with customers during and post activity to assess requirements for additional work.
  • Advanced skills in report writing, Statistics and programming.
  • Team working
  • Assist other Test Engineers as and when required on a variety of projects
  • Help other Test Engineers in the lab to perform testing if necessary
  • Set up of test assemblies
  • Contribute to departmental initiatives and meetings (within laboratory and wider R+D)
  • Testin with scientific rigur, analysis of data, interpretation of results, recommendation of future test methods, report compilation
  • Participate in the development, component specification, building and validation of equipment employing electronics (such as instruments including transducer, controllers and triggers applied to test machines)
  • Maintain laboratory inspection/test equipment by ensuring that equipment is serviceable, including but not limited to actively working or organizing subcontractors as required, ensuring calibration to schedule, servicing and maintenance, breakdown repairs
  • New equipment and facilities: Assist with Capital Expenditure (CapEx) justification, including defining the specification and introduction to the laboratory area, examples include but are not limited to Critical systems change form, internal Qualification, calibration, risk assessment, staff training and developing work instructions
  • Design and facilitate manufacture of one off fixtures to support the lab activities as required utilizing CAD. Maintain register and storage of fixtures.
  • Develop a mechanism for planning and recording machine usage including all activities of work tasks, calibration and maintenance.


Qualifications


A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent demonstrable experience is required.

Experience in analytical testing is desired.

Experience working with multiple international customers is a bonus.

Strong analytical skills with the ability to work independently and think laterally to improve upon the range of testing offered would be a bonus.

Key attributes:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Presentation skills, written and oral
Report writing
Independent working
A team player with the ability to complete tasks through interaction with team members.


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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