Position: Mechanical Engineer – Microfluidics and devices
Company: SouthWestSensor Ltd
Location: Southampton, UK
Job Type: Permanent
Reporting to: Chief technology officer
Compensation Package: £30K – £40K based on experience
SouthWestSensor (SWS) is a start-up company which develop advanced wearable/portable chemical sensor technologies and products for point-of-care diagnostics and monitoring in healthcare and environmental applications. We are expanding fast and looking for energetic experienced professionals or talented graduates to join us. We provide you with the best opportunity to expand your skills and make a success of your career in a professional, challenging and exciting environment.
We are committed to excellence in our people as well as our technology. We follow the principles:
About the role:
Purpose of the role
The purpose of the role is to develop components and systems for the company’s and our customers’ products. These are predominantly in micropumping, microfluidics but may also include system integration and product mass production.
The development engineer is required to take component concepts or process ideas and to work as part of a team to bring them into reality. This will include working with CAD design, FEA analysis, machine specification, tool making and various production techniques. The development engineer will sometimes undertake these tasks directly and sometimes work with a more experienced member of the company who will support them with their expertise. Ideally the development engineer will take responsibility for a signed-up project and deliver all of the technical elements of that project. This will involve either personal delivery or working with subject matter experts within the business in order to get things done. The role holder is expected to be constantly developing and learning, seeing new challenges as a chance to learn and develop by working with others and pushing themselves. Additionally the role will include review of these designs and contribution towards improvements in the designs produced.
Expected Skills and Qualifications:
Ideally you will have the following background:
The Company will provide pension and pay a competitive salary based on the experience of the successful candidate.
The standard holiday allowance for all employees is 25 days annual leave in addition to the statutory bank holidays
Hours of work:
The role is based on a standard 37 ½ hour week. The company will consider flexible working patterns within the operational requirements of the role.