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Role Summary: We are expanding our R+D capabilities in devices for the Lab Filtration business and looking for a Mechanical Engineer to drive technical contributions.
Essential Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the role are technical support and product stewardship for filtration devices within the laboratory filtration arena. You will utilise your knowledge skills and experience to design, plan, and execute scientific and technical activities addressing technical and application support requirements for existing filter device products.
Providing Knowledge and technical capabilities in design engineering, specification definition, conversion of outputs to CAD and 3D CAD models through tools such as SolidWorks, practical development through eg 3D prototyping and finishing, other material handing tools and device testing, eg Bubble; Burst; Retention; strain and other “stress” test methodologies and equipment.
Designing and conducting key laboratory testing work for critical support activities to drive greater application knowledge around the filter device products in areas such as HPLC sample preparation or other similar.
Technical writing of reports, publications and product support materials to agreed timelines
Internal (project reviews to key stakeholders) and external (scientific meetings), oral and poster presentation of project results
Providing support to, and working collaboratively with, Supply Chain, Project management, Product Management and Quality personnel in the formation of product requirement specifications that ensure customer satisfaction.
Providing support to and working collaboratively with Sourcing, Supplier quality engineering in raw material performance managing, supplier audit via acting as technical expert. Applying working knowledge / understanding of device manufacturing process such as injection moulding and materials, Advanced manufacturing and automated production line needs
Ensuring that project outputs are transitioned appropriately from R&D to commercialization, through effective collaboration with legal, IP, manufacturing and sales teams
Expanding personal knowledge-base and collaborating with the relevant scientific experts, regulatory bodies and customers to ensure that the quality and relevance of scientific projects, developed products and support activities are maintained
Identifying and mitigating scientific project risks. Developing and communicating remedial action plans when necessary
Generating ideas and intellectual property that are relevant to business strategy
Complying with safety practices, ensuring that all work is assessed and conducted in a safe manner, within Company and statutory requirements and regulations
Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree (honours) in Mechanical or Polymer Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or similar technical background.
Prior experience of plastic engineering or injection moulding.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Good interpersonal skills, demonstrable communication/presentation and scientific writing skills, preferably in the form of a bibliography of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
Demonstrated team working and scientific coordination/leadership skills.
Rigorous thinking, self-motivated, eager to learning new knowledge, able to work independent.
Flexibility and adaptability
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