OPTO-MECHANICAL ENGINEER Rate: Â£30-Â£35ph Duration: 3 month contract (could extend to 6) Location: SOUTH EAST Immediate start An OPTO-MECHANICAL ENGINEER is required to work on state-of-the-art technology within a highly successful and rapidly growing company. You will need to demonstrate experience of the design, build and test of opto-mechanical systems, preferably as applied to scientific instruments using Solidworks, Patran/Nastran or Ansys tools. You will also need excellent FEA skills as part of the design process as the components will experience highly hostile environments including launch. Key Tasks Mechanical Engineering Tasks â€¢ Working within the Opto-Mechanical systems team and with optical, electronic and Systems Engineers to develop working designs for optical systems. â€¢ Opto-mechanical system design from initial concept to detailed final design using 3D modelling tools. â€¢ Complete manufacturing drawings to enable the designs to be manufactured â€¢ Undertake integration of the mechanical components in the clean rooms, support optical and environmental testing. â€¢ Maintain a design log, summarising each step in the design, development & test process. Analysis Tasks â€¢ Undertake structural and thermal analysis at component and system level in collaboration with the Senior Mechanical Analyst. â€¢ Work with the Senior Mechanical Analyst to develop the companies understanding of structural response and thermal design. Relevant experience in some or all of the following areas is essential: â€¢ Mounting optical components, lenses, mirrors, prisms, filters, detectors etc, kinematic mounting principles on nano scale â€¢ Materials and manufacturing processes â€¢ Precision engineering in harsh environments â€¢ Mechanical design using 3D CAD (Solidworks or Similar) â€¢ Integration and test â€¢ FE analysis (using Patran/Nastran, Solidworks, Ansys) â€¢ Report writing â€¢ Costing and subcontracting â€¢ Customer liaison â€¢ Operation in a quality assured environment â€¢ Extensive experience of mechanical testing Along side you main activities you will be required to communicate well with relevant stakeholders including liaising with customers ensuring that quality measures are understood and adhered to for their satisfaction. If you wish to find out more about this role or want to talk to me about your current situation in confidence, please feel free to contact me on 0117 933 0425 or alternatively send your CV to [email protected].