Senior Mechanical Design Engineer -Special Purpose Machines

A multi-award winning scientific instrumentation company based in Oxford have a brand new vacancy for a Lead / Senior Mechanical Engineer to join their research and development team and mentor the Mechanical Design Engineering group focusing on developing special purpose machines and process equipment.


  • Take a hands-on role in the design process in addition to managing the mechanical design of complex systems and components, including vacuum deposition systems and associated jigs, fixtures and tooling.
  • • Provide leadership to the team including mentoring and developing junior members.
  • • Managing the workload for the Mechanical Engineering group
  • • Conducting design reviews and related activities, ensuring the accuracy of the designs by the team.
  • • Health and Safety Oversight


  • BEng/MEng degree in Mechanical or Design Engineering is preferred although other qualifications (e.g. HNC/HND) considered with significant practical experience
  • • Extensive experience in a lead mechanical design role developing complex high technology machinery and systems
  • • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary teams
  • • Ability to understand scientific concepts and interact with R&D scientists, using this input to deliver well engineered and reliable solutions
  • • Organisational awareness and commitment, excellent planning skills, flexibility and adaptability


  • Working knowledge of Solidworks
  • • Knowledge of vacuum technologies, automation systems and robotics
  • • Creating / participating in FMEAs
  • • Design of Experiment programs and Design Verification Plans
  • • Wide development experience, with exposure to supplier sourcing, prototyping, design validation, mass production release
  • • Experience of CE / UL standards would be advantageo

Job Details

  • Job Ref: 11824
  • Salary: £50000 - £55000
  • Consultant Name: Aksana Walford
  •   Abingdon Oxfordshire
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