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Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Job reference: 922364
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 29/10/2018

OrionGroup are looking for Mechanical Design Engineer for our multinational medical devices client based in the West Yorkshire area on an initial 12-month contract.

Job Purpose

A mechanical design engineer is required to support the design and delivery of models, drawings and associated design verification, including functional and risk analysis activities, of medical devices developed as part of a time critical project.

Main Responsibilities

  • They will need to be a problem solver with the ability to effectively turn customer requirements into design solutions.
  • Delivery of 3D-CAD modelling and detail will be expected to be in accordance to ISO/ASME and company standards including the use and understanding of, for example, geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing and weld specification.
  • The project team is diverse and the incumbent will be expected to work closely with Product Development Engineers, project managers, other mechanical design engineers and external vendors.

Desired Experience and Skillset of the successful candidate

  • Ability to design, perform and verify engineering calculations and simulations that verify detailed designs and minimise physical testing
  • Possess a good understanding of stainless steels and polymers with the ability to rationalise appropriate selection criteria
  • Experience working within Teamcenter and Siemens NX are desirable.
  • Understand the limitations of common manufacturing processes and inspection techniques
  • Take ownership for design commitments, delivering to agreed timescales in line with project plans
  • Proactively manage design related engineering changes
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Teamworking skills and flexibility
  • Confident and effective communicator
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the product development process, with a grasp of the specific requirements applicable to medical devices being advantageous
  • Knowledge of Design for Six Sigma methodology would also be beneficial
  • The project timelines are strict, therefore excellent time management and ability to deal with challenging deliverable is essential.
  • Communication and negotiation skills are also essential to facilitate timely approval and checking routes.
  • Competency in the design for manufacture of plastic injection moulded parts and/or medical devices will be an advantage.

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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.