Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

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Job Details

Sedgefield, England
£40,000 - £48,000 dependant on experience
Full-time - Permanent
Science and Engineering
28 Mar 2023 - 23:45
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About CPI

CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.

Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.

From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI has an opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our growing multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers working on the development of medical devices and products aimed at the Health-Tech market. The Design Engineering team are part of CPI’s HealthTech Business Unit based at NETPark Sedgefield, where our Manufacturing and Assembly laboratories are equipped for the manufacture and test of prototype medical devices according to the required ISO standards for pre-CE mark testing. We are ISO 13485 certified for the development of medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic devices and the provision of related services.

Reporting to the Manager — Design Engineering, you will be working in a multi-project environment where we help our clients to realise their product ideas from concept through to pilot manufacturing and all stages between. In this role, you will be responsible for the development of mechanical product design. You will carry mechanical design work using standard packages such as Solid Works, selecting materials, prototyping as well as building (in-house or through a supplier), testing and fault finding on prototype parts. You will work with Engineering colleagues to find robust, production-ready solutions, including mechanical safety design. You will also formulate and present possible design solutions and offer advice as required. You will provide clearly documented records of technical data, decisions, methodologies, calculations and software used in accordance with ISO/FDA quality standards. You will prepare and provide reports for clients as required. You will maintain consistent and documented compliance with all relevant Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE), quality and best practice requirements.

CPI has excellent in-house facilities for rapid prototyping, testing and validation of products for the medical device or Health-Tech markets. We specialise in new and innovative technology development. We can offer you the opportunity to join a strong multidisciplinary team of Scientists and Engineers — working on a wide variety of different and interesting projects. You will regularly speak to customers and prospective customers to discuss their needs and requirements and technical progress on projects. The work we carry out with new medical devices benefit the whole of society and can have international impacts which we are proud to be associated with. You will lead small teams as a possible technical lead on larger projects. 

You can read more about the exciting projects we work with below: 

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide in-house mechanical design and development services in support of projects.
  • Provide operational mechanical development, prototype design and testing, including environmental and FEA as required.
  • Create mechanical models using Solid Works and transferring models to productionable drawings and external partners to manufacture. 
  • Build and test prototypes and document the design and performance of these.
  • Conduct testing with in-house equipment and external test houses as required,
  • Provide technical guidance and advice to other areas of the business as required.
  • Work with engineering colleagues to find robust production-intent solutions.
  • Work as part of a project team with both engineers and scientists and be responsible for the management of external suppliers.
  • Ensure all areas of responsibility are carried out in line with the Company’s current standards and methods, maintaining all required documentation and records.

The person we are seeking

  • You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Engineering or be able to demonstrate the equivalent work experience or other qualifications to this level. 
  • You will have good knowledge of processes of mechanical product development and realisation.
  • You will be able to demonstrate your experience designing in medical device or similar safety-critical environments where traceability, risk management, testing, documentation, and the like are of key importance. It is likely you will therefore have experience with a variety of different ISO quality standards. 
  • With the ability to take a concept from idea, through feasibility and the generation of a prototype and have previous work experience with building and testing prototype products.
  • Hold an ability to do some FEA (Finite Element Analysis), development or experience of mechanical interfaces or experience with the design, development or manufacture of photonic systems or photonics-enabled products or experience with the use of simulation tools or experience with assembly techniques would be an advantage.
  • Most of our design work tends to be based around additive manufacturing and injection moulding, but knowledge of other assembly techniques is advantageous. 

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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