Mechanical Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00066831-1
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Partington, Manchester
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Mechanical Design Engineer

Full time / Permanent

Irlam, Manchester (hybrid working options)

Competitive salary + Bupa HC + Bonus Scheme + Share Purchase options

Azenta Life Sciences is the leading worldwide provider of robotic compound management and biological sample storage systems. With a strong focus on ensuring the long-term integrity of our customer’s samples and data, storage systems provided by Azenta2 are transforming the productivity and streamlining the workflow of scientists across a broad range of life science applications, including drug discovery and biobanking.

Overall Purpose of the Job:

We are now looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to work with a small team of mechanical design engineers contributing to project specific design / product configuration work following a welcome influx of customer contracts. This includes assembly & detail component design, generation of BOM’s and design substantiation (eg calculations etc) and working with cross-functional teams to meet customer requirements & timescales.

The job is full time and mainly based at our facility in Irlam (with opportunity for home working during COVID-19 situation).

Key responsibilities:

Undertakes design of assemblies, sub-assemblies and components using Solidworks 3D CAD systems.

Ensures designs are robust by using techniques such as FMEA / design review / DFM & DFS

Drive repeatability and standardisation into custom stores projects by utilising equipment and sub-systems that are already developed and proven.

Translates requirements for sub-systems into design solutions (based specifications from customer / lead engineer or line manager.

Works with the design team to identify, analyse and resolve project difficulties before they arise.

Cooperates closely with other functions in the Hardware design team including Electrical Design, Refrigeration, Systems Engineering.

Applies a ‘standard operations’ approach to the design process (eg calculation templates) and works with team lead to reinforce & further develop company practices.

Expected to keep up to date on technical advances in the discipline and related fields.

Skills and Aptitude Profile:

* Graduate or HNC (engineering, manufacturing, or similar) with 5 to 10 years mechanical system design experience.

* You will be knowledgeable in the use of 3D CAD Modelling (Solidworks preferred), PLM system (Agile preferred) and use of this technology to improve design quality & efficiency.

* You will have direct experience of documenting design and providing calculations.

* Experience of design for CE technical construction files would be desirable.

* Familiar with automation design eg motors, gearboxes, bearings, positional accuracy.

* Can detail design components, add dimensions and tolerances, tolerance stack calculations.

* Can design assemblies including generation of assembly drawings and BOM’s.

* Can work with Operations and Test team during build and testing phases.

* Understands manufacturing methods and designs accordingly