Position for Mechanical product Engineer

Advanced Chemical Sensor Technology

Position for Mechanical product Engineer

Position: Mechanical product Engineer

Company: SouthWestSensor Ltd

Location: Southampton, UK

Job Type: Permanent

Reporting to: Chief technology officer

Territory: UK

Contact:  hr@southwestsensor.co.uk

About SWS

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:

  • To be an equal opportunities employer. We look for the values and strengths in all people and we seek to encourage them to grow and develop.
  • Good teams are more than the sum of their parts, working together as a team is a real competitive advantage and one the company is committed to maintain. We all work to display the kinds of behaviours that foster great team wor
  • We aspire to be the best that we can be. This means that every individual is expected to contribute to their own development and to help others develop where they can. It also means that we hold ourselves up to the highest standards in everything we do.


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. You will have overall responsibility for the design and development of new products from initial concept through to production. A senior role will be appointed to the right candidate. Day to day responsibilities will primarily be:

  • Requirements capture for new products
  • Development of mechanical concepts using sketches, prototyping and 3D CAD
  • Prototyping of concepts using machining and micromachining, rapid prototyping and off-the-shelf components
  • Collaboration with internal electronics, software, chemist teams and external consultancies
  • Sourcing, liaison and implementation of manufacturing strategy using external manufacturers
  • Preparation of 2D/3D production data packs
  • Ensuring product compliance with CE and FCC regulations, including EMC testing, RoHS compliance and other legislation as applicable
  • Fabrication of test and calibration rigs in the workshop
  • Design of ancillary materials including packaging, labelling, technical manuals, assembly documentation

As the product design and engineer you will be responsible for championing best practice throughout the entire product development process.

Ideally you will have the following background:

  • – Degree educated in mechanical engineering or related subject
  • – Previous experience in device development, experience with design for manufacture, ideally IVD / diagnostic experience, or environmental sensor devices
  • – Experience with instrumentation, fluidics and materials
  • – Strong 3D CAD background, e.g. Solidworks, Autocad etc.
  • – Wide links with local and international manufacturers
  • – Experience with related CE and FCC regulations or similar


Basic salary: The Company will pay pension and a competitive salary based on the experience of the successful candidate.

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.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and CV, or your enquiry to hr@southwestsensor.co.uk