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    1. John Jackson

      John Jackson New Member

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      Hi all,

      Salary - Up to £45k
      Based - Cardiff
      Area - Pneumatic Systems

      I am looking for a Lead Mechanical Systems Engineer to work within our client's New Product Development Department. The job holder will be responsible for the Design and development of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems and to lead and manage mechanical systems aspects of the development of new products. The position will be based in Cardiff and report to the Technical Manager.

      Key Tasks:
      This hands-on role requires an individual with a flair for innovation and the ability to apply mechanical systems, particularly pneumatic systems, in new product development from initial concept creation through to production.

      Candidates must be able to demonstrate relevant technical expertise, strong team leadership and delivery, an ability to design reliable and robust mechanical systems and possess enthusiasm for problem solving and delivering innovative products to our customers.
      Application of mechanical systems and pneumatics technologies in new product development, from initial concept creation and prototype development through to transfer to manufacture.

      Responsibilities will include:
      • Leading the design and development of complex mechanical systems, with an emphasis on pneumatic garment and mattress designs
      • Technical team leadership in a range of multidisciplinary development projects
      • Developing innovative mechanical systems and associated design documentation and deliverables.
      • Directing and supporting in-house teams and 3rd party development partners.
      • Test plan creation, execution and documentation.
      • Recruitment and selection and mentoring/coaching of junior staff.
      • Liaison with Quality and Regulatory affairs staff and external auditors.
      • Participation in the development of efficient product development processes
      Requirements

      In addition to the experience and skills detailed below the ideal candidate will have a degree and/or higher degree in a relevant engineering or applied science discipline (for example: Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Mechatronics, etc).

      Candidates should be able to demonstrate technical expertise in areas such as: mechanical systems,

      Essential Experience and Skills
      • Extensive experience in designing, developing, and testing complex systems (with particular emphasis on mechanical systems, pneumatic systems and electromechanical systems).
      • Development of high-volume disposable devices
      • Injection moulding, RF and/or Ultrasonic Welding
      • Production of relevant documentation, e.g. technical specifications, verification test plans, etc.
      • Experience of risk control measures in safety critical systems.
      • Knowledge of system safety documentation, e.g. hazard analysis, FMEA, etc.
      • Must have excellent analytical capabilities.
      • Full life cycle product development experience.
      • Introduction into volume manufacturing of complex mechanical systems.
      • Development of products in regulated environments, including risk analysis.
      • Experience of managing project teams and coaching juniors
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
      Preferred Skills
      • Ability to formulate a project plan for a complex project and drive it to completion.
      • Medical device development experience. Knowledge of ISO 13485 and ISO14971
      • Process orientated- demonstrating ability to think through problems in an ordered and structured way to come to an answer.
      • Knowledge of working in a matrix structure
      • May also have gained, or be working towards, Chartered Engineer status with a relevant professional body.

      If you feel you may be suitable for the above role, please send CV's to john@guidedsolutions.co.uk
       
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