We are looking to hire an innovative Product Development Engineer to join our growing team in Slough. You will be part of the overall Research & Development business unit and will be particularly responsible for Dry Gas Seal development projects, taking concepts through the entire product development cycle to develop them into commercial products.
You will also perform a variety of mechanical engineering design and development tasks related to Dry Gas Seal products to meet business needs and departmental objectives as part of the New Product Development team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Development and validation of new gas seal products to meet business needs and departmental objectives
Develop innovative ideas and breakthrough technologies to support future business
Participation in the department’s innovation initiative - the invention of new concepts, ideas and breakthrough technologies to support future business and generate new IP
Individual responsibility for specific development programs to include the generation of development plans and specifications for standard or special products, design generation and qualification testing
Project manage development programs to plan and budget
Detailed engineering design using 2D and 3D CAD systems (Solid Edge preferred)
Engineering calculation and evaluation using stress analysis, mechanics of machines, thermal dynamics and fluid mechanics
The use of commercial design codes and FEA software such Ansys or equivalent
Analyse and predict the performance of products using in-house analysis software (CStedy)
Detailed failure analysis activities using a structured approach to problem solving, including investigation / reporting / resolution
Perform and monitor testing of seal designs, whether as part of product development or for customer-specific tests
Support the transition of a product from development into production
Detailed technical presentations to customers in order to support sales and training initiatives
Create and distribute technical bulletins, articles, or papers dealing with product, application, or system design
Additional duties and responsibilities will vary based upon local business / departmental needs
Required Skills and Experience
Accredited mechanical engineering degree (ideally MEng/ MSc or alternatively BEng/ BSc) with a sound understanding of engineering principles
Proven post-graduate work experience, in a mechanical product development role would be preferred
Individual should be working towards attaining chartership
Full knowledge of 3D modelling & 2D drawing with CAD software such as Solid Edge or SolidWorks
Knowledge of Drafting and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (Ansys or Abaqus)
Experience with relevant products (Ideally Mechanical Seals), Equipment (Turbo Machinery) and industry knowledge (Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Power…)
Attention to detail and the ability to build good relationships
Innovative mind, and focused on deadlines and targets
Good interpersonal skills
Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected.
We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently. By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big.
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.
For more than 100 years, John Crane has partnered our customers around the world to deliver innovative solutions that improve process and equipment reliability through a relentless focus on quality, a passion for service, and uncompromising commitment to our people, safety, the environment and ethical business practices.
With more than 5,800 employees around the globe, we supply and service the products used by our customers in process industries for their mission-critical operations.
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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.
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