Product Design Engineer

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Product Design Engineer

About the client Working together for a healthier world, our client is the world's premier biopharmaceutical company taking new approaches to better health. They discover, develop, manufacture and deliver quality, safe and effective prescription medicines to treat and help prevent disease for people.

Job Description

Mechanical Product Design Engineer
Location - Cambridge
£35,000 - £50,000 (Across two salary levels depending on level of the candidate)

Our client is looking for a capable product design engineer needed to provide design support in the medical sector. Working as part of a friendly and well-motivated team managing the development of drug delivery devices, the role may include tasks from all stages of device development from user requirement capture and concept generation through to validation, manufacture and complaints investigations. The role requires a combination of technical and planning skills to predict (and mitigate) design risks. You will need to demonstrate an ability to translate product requirements to user's needs whilst balancing project and business requirements. The role is based near Cambridge, UK and may require occasional travel.

For the product design role we are looking for someone with more experience of creating the look and feel of a product. You will need to be able to run Pro-E/Creo and create engineering drawings, but also draw on experience of product design to act as a product user champion during design development.

Role Functions
" Support the design and development of drug delivery devices
" Produce models and drawings using 3D CAD
o Modify and develop 3D CAD & drawings from non-native CAD systems
" Prepare for early-stage usability studies
" Produce and approve requirement specifications for external suppliers (UK and abroad)
" Analyse supplier designs to identify areas critical to function, likely failure modes and design sensitivities.
" Identify, analyse and communicate User's needs
" Carry out tolerance analysis using RSS methodology
" Design test rigs and challenge parts
" Carry out Engineering testing (laboratory-based work) to evaluate design proposals and establish functional performance characteristics
" Carry out data analysis of test results to determine design performance and acceptability
" Risk management assessment and mitigation, including DFMEA and input to UFMEA.
" Support supplier design reviews and design reviews
" Assess Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly with internal and external design teams
" Create documentation to support medical device development and industrialization
" Interact effectively with suppliers and other groups

Capabilities and Knowledge
Essential (R4)
" CAD (preferably Pro-Engineer / Creo) and associated document management systems
" Experience of using risk assessment tools including FMEA
" Experience of design with plastic parts
" Management and prioritisation of project tasks
" Writing clear reports, documents and presentations
" Understanding of quality management systems including GMP

Essential (R5)
" Expert-level Pro-E/Creo including complex surfacing
" Knowledge of injection moulding.
" Critical thinking and trouble-shooting
" Management of others' tasks, including managing suppliers
" Teaching and mentoring within own discipline
" Excellent communication skills with other disciplines

" Experience of usability / human factors
" Knowledge of ISO13485
" Knowledge of Solidworks

Education and Experience
" Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Product Design or equivalent
" A minimum of 3 years' experience using Pro-E
" Experience within the medical device industry would be a benefit
" Experience of manufacturing within a semi or fully automated environment would be an advantage

" Practical, analytical, pragmatic, pro-active
" Focussed on the user
" Capable of both working in a team and leading own independent work through to a conclusion
" Communicates well with internal and external team members. Articulates ideas and concepts clearly to all levels and technical abilities
" Able to learn and understand new concepts quickly
" Capable of seeing the wider implications of technical decisions

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Key Consultant

Gemma Langley

Gemma Langley profile

I head the Manufacturing &Technologies division and we focus on products that have been designed and manufactured across a breadth of engineering industries. The division covers a range of markets including CEM’s, electronics, automotive, aerospace, rail, avionics, defence, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and machinery & automation.