Mechanical Design Engineer (Medical Devices, 3D CAD, Test, Hands-on)

SJB Technical Recruitment Ltd
30000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual
17 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Design Engineer (Medical Devices, 3D CAD, Test, Hands-on)


GBP30k - GBP50k

Our client is a dynamic and innovative medical devices start-up developing a cutting edge medical device. As part of their continuing growth they now have a requirement for a Mechanical Design Engineer with excellent 3D CAD skills and hands-on experience building, testing and developing medical devices and their associated manufacturing processes and validation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop 3D CAD models of medical device components and evaluate performance using FEM simulation
  • Liaise with users/clinicians to design housing and grip mechanism suitable for injection moulding tooling
  • Produce drawings to ISO standards, design verification, and risk management to ISO 13485.
  • Liaise with researchers/subcontractor engineers regarding the design and CFD testing.
  • Manage the development of methods and phantoms for bench testing the devices
  • Organise external validation at test houses
  • Undertake hands-on build and test in-house
  • Manage external subcontractors
  • Develop, optimise and evaluate the processes required for the assembly.
  • Supervise the device assembly
  • Keep accurate and comprehensive records of all experiments
  • Attend meetings, workshops, conferences and training as required
  • Report to the CTO and CEO, liaise with fellow technical staff.

Education and Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar

Knowledge and Experience


  • 3D CAD, FEM simulation, dynamics/mechanical analysis
  • Design verification, DFMEA, UFMEA, and risk management
  • Medical Device Directive


  • Familiarity with ISO 13485 quality systems
  • Medical device manufacturing processes
  • Injection moulding
  • Working in a research or medical device development environment

Skills and Abilities

  • Concept design, sketching
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to take initiative and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Hands-on skills with mechanical/electromechanical equipment and products

Personal Attributes

  • Creative, enjoys technical challenges and problem solving
  • Highly motivated and pro-active
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills