Design Engineer

Date Posted: 6/7/2018 Reference: VAC-1167327 Salary: £50000 Location: Oxford Job type: Permanent Sector: Science | Speciality: Medical Devices Contact: Michael Hogan

We are currently recruiting for a Design Engineer, the company is based in Oxford. They are a global leader in design and production of adjustable focus eyewear. The company was founded back in 2005, since that time they’ve grown from 2 people to nearly 60 with sites in the UK, Tokyo & Boston.

The Design Engineer will be responsible for managing the design process for a number of components and sub-assemblies, from specification review and concepting to prototype release; including production and testing of prototypes and development of the prototype manufacturing process flow and Design for Manufacture (DfM) activities.
The role therefore requires close and efficient coordination with the process team operating the product prototyping line and liaison with third party suppliers of materials, sub-components and equipment.

The product design challenge will require working with precision components to tight tolerances. Experience of designing with rubbers & plastics, fluid & membranes, ultrasonic welding and / or optical components will be a distinct advantage.

***What the Design Engineer will do***

+ Concept and detailed implementation of inventive design solutions
+ Detail design with integration of the appropriate manufacturing processes
+ High standard of engineering work, design control, robust design, tolerance stack analysis, design for manufacture, input into DFMEA’s (design failure mode and effect analysis)
+ Close working with manufacturing team to produce holistic design solutions

***What the Design Engineer needs***

+ Must be an experienced designer / engineer, possessing excellent written and oral communication skills (5+ years)
+ Understanding of complex Solidworks CAD model set-ups
+ Bachelors / Masters Degree in a Mechanical Engineering, Product Design or a related subject
+ Working in accordance to ISO 13485, MDD and FDA 21 CFR regulations preferred but not essential

***What the Design Engineer will get***

+ Salary up to £50,000
+ excellent benefits
+ Work in a fantastic state-of-the-art facility

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, then please get in touch today!