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Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.
In Smiths Medical, one of the five divisions of Smiths Group, we touch the lives of millions of people every day. Our colleagues are focused on providing innovative, lifesaving solutions for patients around the world.
So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues. There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.
We are currently hiring a Senior R&D Mechanical Engineer in Ashford. The Sr R&D Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for providing R&D support for sustaining activities to ensure product changes still meet the design requirements. This will be done through close working relationships with Operations, Sourcing, and Marketing and may require updating of design documentation along with development and delivery of Design Verification activities (test method development / fixture design / DV plans / test protocols / reports).
Duties and Responsibilities
Performs engineering work requiring full competency in all conventional aspects of engineering
Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and the substantial adaption of standard engineering techniques, procedures and requirements
Plans and coordinates detailed phases of engineering actions for part of a project
Conducts engineering activities of intermediate scope or degree of difficulty. This could include medium – large components/system, processes associated with a medium or large project
Performs component and assembly detailed design
Performs assignments independently with limited supervision as to expected results
Conducts design testing
Prepares documentation associated with engineering activities
Determines resolution of intermediate technical issues as needed and assures that technical work meets specified requirements
Understands and follows requirements of SOPs
Contributes to corrective action development and alternatives
May coach and develop entry level engineers and engineering interns.
Minimum BS Degree Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or similar
Solid equivalent work experience in R&D
Work experience in the medical sector would be beneficial
Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the engineering field. General knowledge of the disciplines (GPM, GQR, Sales and Ops)
Familiarity with SolidWorks or equivalent CAD software system.
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.