We are looking to invest in an enthusiastic, skilled, and innovative Junior Design Engineer with knowledge of current and emerging technologies to to join our Technology Development team and provide a new vision on existing problems whilst assisting with current design projects.
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.
Junior 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 support from design engineers and senior design engineers. Interacting and communicating effectively within project teams in a support role.
Customer Interaction: May be required to work with with customers. Expected to interact in a professional manner. Interactions may involve project updates, providing support for engineering changes, collaborating to create product design specifications and user requirement documents.
Mechanical Design: Supporting the development and engineering of features, components, and assemblies in 3D CAD (SolidWorks). Providing robust and innovative solutions to improve product range. Developing and supporting intellectual property portfolio where appropriate. Appreciation of material selection challenges
Manufacturing Engineering: With guidance from design engineers and senior design engineers; generate new and revised 2D detailed engineering drawings to a high standard with consideration given to manufacturing tolerances, measurement, and controlling design intent
Technical Report Writing: Create well reasoned and thorough technical reports to support engineering analysis, design decisions, test data, research, and technical investigations. Assist in generation of test protocols and reports
Product Design: Establish and develop understanding of market, user, and pharmaceutical customer needs. Support all aspects of product design cycle attending user studies / focus groups, identifying opportunities, establishing 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. Ensure user centred focus is applied to products under development. Establish understanding of how HFE affects the design process. Support efforts to meet requirements recommended by the HFE process. Assist in providing all necessary information and materials required to perform formative and summative studies, and to create HFE background documents.
Design Analysis: Assist in analysis of design integrity through analytical methods and laboratory testing. Help to mitigate, and optimise designs through the use and application of a range of tools such as FMEA, Tolerance analysis, and FEA (Abaqus)
Regulatory: Establish, demonstrate, and apply an understanding of appropriate regulatory frameworks throughout product development. All work to be carried out to GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes). Support generation of design control documentation such as design and development plan, design input / output documents, design verification, design validation, design transfer, design review, design history file, and design change documents
Knowledge and Expertise
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.
Proficient CAD user (SolidWorks). 3D, 2D, Surfacing
Highly computer literate eg Excel/Word and PowerPoint
Ability to produce technical reports
Materials knowledge (Plastics)
Technical drawing, geometric tolerancing, and tolerance analysis
Good understanding of prototyping techniques.
Knowledge of quality management systems
Design change control
Design for manufacture (tooling and assembly)
CAE/FEA Design analysis (Abaqus)
Human factors engineering
Hours of work - Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week (Flexi-time)