This role is to join a team of multi-disciplinary engineers. Design Engineers will be working on multiple projects, researching / developing new technologies and applications, and engineering a wide range of devices for pharmaceutical customers, Owen Mumford product lines and life cycle management of on market devices.
There are four teams within R&D: Technology development, Product design, Design engineering, and Continuous improvement. The skills required and responsibilities assigned vary from one team to another, as such the skills and responsibilities detailed below are discretionary.
Design Engineers from all groups responsibilities include, but are not limited to:-
Project Work: Delivering project tasks in a timely manner to a high standard with minimal support. Interacting and communicating effectively within project teams in both support, and design lead roles. Demonstrate experience of project delivery by identifying tasks, and assisting with creation of project plans and independently controlling design projects / sub-projects.
Required to share concepts and design intent across functions and customers with excellent presentation skills.
Customer Interaction: Will be required to lead technical discussions with customers in a professional manner. Interactions may involve project updates, providing support for engineering changes, collaborating to create product design specifications and user requirement documents. Able to offer guidance and improve customer confidence through prior experience.
Mechanical Design: Develop and refine features, components, and assemblies in 3D CAD (SolidWorks). Provide robust and innovative solutions to improve product range. Developing and supporting intellectual property portfolio where appropriate. Provide support and guidance to design engineers and junior design engineers. Expected to have a high level of competence in all CAD aspects. Apply a broad knowledge of material properties in the selection of materials.
Electronic Engineering: Generate specifications for electronic solutions within Owen Mumford product range. Work alongside key electronic suppliers to provide electronic solutions for several electro-mechanical devices. Integrate electronic solutions provided by suppliers into Owen Mumford designs and prove these designs against the specifications.
Manufacturing Engineering: Generating new and revised 2D detailed engineering drawings to a high standard with consideration given to manufacturing tolerances, measurement, and controlling design intent. Liaising with industrialisation teams to optimise design for manufacture and assembly. Apply knowledge of existing processes at an early stage in the design process to streamline industrialisation phases.
Technical Report Writing: Create well reasoned and thorough technical reports to support engineering analysis, design decisions, test data, research, design verification, and technical investigations. Provide peer review of reports created by other team members and approve where appropriate. Assist in generation of test protocols and reports.
Product Design: Establish and develop understanding of market, user, and pharmaceutical customer needs. Assist in organisation and preparation of materials for user studies / focus groups. Identify product / feature opportunities and evaluate contributions from team. Lead the creation of design input documents, concept generation, and development.
Human Factors Engineering: Work alongside Human Factors Specialist with resources available to ensure products are safe in use, intuitive, and effective. Responsible for ensuring all designs meet requirements recommended by the HFE process. Ensure all necessary information and materials required to perform formative and summative studies, and to create HFE background documents are provided by design team.
Design Analysis: Identify analysis requirements. Review, justify and perform analysis of design integrity through analytical methods and laboratory testing
Knowledge and Expertise
Experience of working in a Design engineering role within a medical or similarly regulated environment.
Experienced in integrating electronics into a mechanical solution
Experienced in defining electronic architecture to meet needs.
Experienced in managing suppliers to achieve agreed outputs
Mechanical design and development of plastic parts for injection moulding. Full understanding of tooling requirements and features.
Able to create, understand, and develop complex features, components, and assemblies.
Proven ability to solve technical problems.
Experience within Medical Device regulations (i.e. ISO 13485, FDA 820.30) or similarly highly regulated industry.
Proficient CAD user (SolidWorks). 3D, 2D
Highly computer literate eg Excel/Word and PowerPoint
Risk assessment (FMEA)
Ability to produce technical reports
Experience of quality management systems
Materials knowledge (Plastics)
Design change control
Technical drawing, geometric tolerancing, and tolerance analysis
Extensive experience in design for manufacture (tooling and assembly)
Knowledge of electronic systems such as power supplies, mechanical or magnetic switches, Wireless Comms (such as Bluetooth or RFID). Knowledge of lighting pipe design, electronic assembly, EMC and ESD requirements also advantageous.
Knowledge of software development linking device outputs to mobile applications.
Good understanding of prototyping techniques.
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