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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our development team. The development team is responsible for generating new products for fluorescence and flash photolysis spectroscopy, including new light sources, spectrometers and detection systems. The prime aspect of this role is to be responsible for the design and development on specific projects and ensuring that the project is delivered within an agreed cost and timetable.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in mechanical engineering or higher with related industrial experience in a manufacturing environment. Candidates who do not possess formal qualifications and can demonstrate relevant experience will also be considered.

Essential Skills and Experiences

  • To undertake the design of new or improved products/product development, including the modelling and the generation of mechanical detail drawings and parts lists
  • Extensive Experience of using Solidworks to produce 3D models, detail component drawings, and assembly drawings and use of PDM
  • Experience designing and developing sheet metal, welded fabrications, precision machined components, injection moulding, aluminium extrusion and CNC machining
  • Experience in industrial design and ideally with a background in scientific instrumentation. Knowledge in simple geometrical optics and optical elements (mirrors, lenses, filters and fibres) is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of design DFM/DFA techniques, materials, methodologies and machine shop practices
  • Experience of low to medium volume product development with a proven track record of delivering cost effective design work to agreed timescales
  • Develop alignment procedures, tooling, and fixtures to aid in volume assembly
  • Lead subsystem integration, troubleshooting, characterization, and testing for prototype and pilot subsystems and aid in transfer of subsystems to manufacturing and the field by tracking issues, identifying root cause, and implementing permanent corrective action
  • Knowledge of materials and finishes and experience in organising sub-contractors ensuring timely delivery of manufactured components and assemblies
  • Experience in designing robust opto-mechanical systems which may include lasers, dynamic motion control, Optical components, and thermal control
  • Experience in dimensioning and tolerancing mechanical drawings

Other Attributes

  • Hands-on ability and dextrous
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work to deadlines and schedules
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Problem solving, both as part of a team and individually
  • Familiar in working in a multi-disciplined team environment

Summary of employment conditions

Hours of work are 37.5 hours per week. The company operates a flexible working week.

Benefits Package

After an initial qualifying period and subject to the company’s terms and conditions of employment paid sickness, death in service, permanent health insurance, private medical insurance, pension scheme, paid holidays and relevant statutory days as taken by the company.

Salary Package

To be determined

Software Development Engineer

Job Description

As part of our product development strategy we are looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer to join our small team designing and developing software for our expanding range of Spectrometer products at our Livingston base. These instruments are used in leading edge research by many prestigious research and development establishments around the world, from universities to pharmaceutical and industrial companies.

Our software products cover a broad range of functionality, ranging from data acquisition and hardware control to data visualisation, processing and numerical analysis, and data management.

This position requires candidates to be degree qualified in software engineering or a related engineering/science discipline with relevant software development experience. Candidates who do not have formal qualifications but can demonstrate relevant experience will also be considered.

The Company can only process applications from candidates who possess a valid UK work permit and / or EU residency qualification.

Desired Skills and Experiences

  • Proven experience of commercial or industrial software product development to high quality standards
  • Broad Microsoft Windows programming experience using C++, Delphi or C#
  • A thorough understanding of Object Oriented Design methods and patterns
  • Experience in all areas of software development - from gathering requirements and writing specs to testing and debugging
  • Excellent UI design skills
  • Experience of using Source Code Management and Bug tracking tools
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You are self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Attention to detail

Other experience that would be useful:

  • Controlling hardware devices via stepper motors, digital I/O and ADC/DACs using interfaces such as USB and Ethernet
  • Charting and graphics
  • Implementing and developing Numerical Analysis Techniques

Summary of employment conditions

Hours of work are 37.5 hours per week. The company operates a flexible working week.

Benefits Package

After an initial qualifying period and subject to the company’s terms and conditions of employment paid sickness, death in service, permanent health insurance, private medical insurance, pension scheme, paid holidays and relevant statutory days as taken by the company and a performance related bonus scheme.

Salary Package

Negotiable depending on experience

 

Applications can either be made in writing to the contact details provided or email your CV to jobs@edinst.com, along with current remuneration and vacancy REF number.

The Company can only process applications from candidates who possess a valid UK work permit and / or EU residency qualification.

Resources Manager,
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.,
2 Bain Square,
Kirkton Campus,
Livingston. EH54 7DQ.
United Kingdom

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