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Test Engineer

  • Job reference: 927498
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 09/09/2019

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


Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Focus on advanced training in the following areas:
    Tribology and related mechanics/biomechanics
    * metrology
    * data recording
    * material analysis
    * biocompatibility
  • Translate biomechanical scenarios into complex tribological test procedures via undertaking complex mechanical/numerical analysis and product functional testing
  • Undertake complex in vitro simulation testing on laboratory equipment, having a hands on approach
  • Create technical reports and contribute to peer reviewed publications
  • Generate test procedures in line with company/international procedures/specific country requirements data required for the design verification section of the product development files (Device history Files - DHF)
  • Work with minimal supervision via participation in development projects, potentially being a key contributor on projects with a strong test/research bias (internal and external). Understand when to ask for advice
  • Develop and design company related systems and procedures including interdepartmental procedures, for example, create and implement Engineering Change Instructions/ materials specifications, SOPs/ SMTs
  • Undertake relatively complex technical and departmental projects including the introduction of new test equipment to the company requirements of validation/Management of Change
  • Control capital budgets for new equipment where appropriate
  • Participate in cross functional projects and understand and the requirement of working in world-wide projects with different cultural backgrounds
  • Interact routinely with all levels of company management, surgeons, academics and vendors
  • Work within the companies Health, Safety and Environment policy
  • Foster, develop and co-ordinate external links, relationships, partnerships and strategic alliances with academic institutes, technical specialists and associated industry
  • All work will be carried out in accordance with company SOP`s, policies and procedures

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Possess a mechanical/materials/forensic or bioengineering engineering background
  • Possess a minimum HND/Degree plus 3 years' experience in research or a test environment either academic or industrial
  • Preferable experience: 3 years' experience in the medical industry
  • Work without supervision
  • Exhibit superior time management, leadership and decision making skills
  • Proactive, demonstrating a high level of initiative
  • Confident and effective communicator at all levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the product development process for medical devices
  • Exhibit a good business acumen
  • Exhibit good project management skills
  • Team working skills and flexibility are essential

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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