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Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Job reference: 927927
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 27/09/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer for our multinational medical devices client based in the West Yorkshire area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.

Job Purpose
The role will drive the design and project of customised implants from either Management CT scan data or X ray data and additionally project manage each case to ensuring alignment to both business and customer requirements, this is a highly creative role; unique nature of patient-specific implant design, to deliver an end to end design solution for the customer using the latest technologies and delivering to very tight time lines.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Interprets x-rays and Request Forms to determine patient and surgeon requirements
  • Designs custom-made implants:
    -Creates 3D CAD models using Unigraphics
    -Creates 2D drawings and X-ray templates
  • Liaises with NPI workshop employees to ensure designs can be manufactured
  • Supports NPI workshop employees throughout manufacture
  • Liaises with surgeons and client Account Managers throughout each project
  • Creates Custom Design Rationale document for each project
  • Compiles documentation and for Case History File (CHF)
  • Participates in and sometimes leads departmental performance improvement projects
  • Participates in the implementation of new technology
  • May perform simple mechanical analysis calculations and/or use basic Design Space FEA to verify designs, where necessary
  • Will typically interact most frequently with surgeons, Account Managers, NPI personnel, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality, Regulatory, Bioengineers, overseas distributors
  • Will also have periodic interaction with Marketing, hospital staff e.g. theatre management personnel
  • Should cooperate with their employer on all aspects of health and safety, and assist them in discharging their legal duties
  • Should not intentionally interfere with, misuse or damage any equipment provided in the interests of health and safety
  • Highly creative role; unique nature of patient-specific implant design
  • Utilises leading edge technology, systems and applications

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Qualified to minimum of HND/Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, and Product Design, or with equivalent experience
  • Applied knowledge of high end 3D CAD systems
  • Hand calculation (Stress/Strain) and elementary FEA experience
  • Working knowledge of design standards and practices (ISO and ASME)
  • Practical knowledge of General Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD & T)
  • Experience of working in a highly regulated, quality systems oriented industry
  • Practical knowledge of GMP disciplines
  • Accomplished IT skills - Word, Excel, Outlook, databases - typical office applications
  • Highly organised with a disciplined approach to personal work management
  • Creative, but with the aptitude to develop ideas in detail
  • Quality conscious
  • Passionate to make a difference
  • Clear pragmatic thinker capable of differentiating critical issues
  • Team mentality, but capable and comfortable working autonomously
  • Competent clear concise communication

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.