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Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer
Job Category: Engineering
Job Status: Permanent
Salary: C45k €/ Year
Description: Our Client is a well-funded, high-tech, start-up based in South County Dublin Ireland. With the launch of its first-generation product in 2021, the company is targeting a large niche global market of disease and drug research organisations that is estimated to grow to €1 billion in annual revenues within ten years. Since their formation in 2015, they have won numerous national and EU awards for their technology and business proposition. They are now seeking to grow their organisation with the recruitment an agile and hard-working Mechanical Design Engineer who has the ambition to grow their career as the company grows

The role offers the opportunity to fully employ the skill-set of a talented engineer. The successful candidate will be working on developing very high precision electro-mechanical / optical assemblies in a vacuum environment. They will contribute to delivering first of its kind technology and the role will afford ample opportunity to implement meaningful design change as they move into commercialisation of their technology. The ideal candidate will have a mix of skills with a strong foundation from first principles in solid mechanics, thermodynamics and materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The position will report into the company’s Principal Engineer and the ideal candidate will have a strong aptitude for mechanical design. Specific knowledge of the design of mechanisms and design for machining are an advantage. The role will involve:

• Design of mechanical equipment to specific requirements
• Analysis of problems and associated root cause analyses.
• Ensuring that all engineering documentation created as part of tasks meet the requirements of internal procedures & strict timelines. This includes CAD, engineering drawings, BOMs, Technical Specifications, test plans and other program deliverables
• Ensure that design outputs comply with all relevant design specifications via well-presented calculations.
• Generate and perform validation / testing programmes of designs.
• Undertake continuous improvement activities
• Module/System construction and testing
• On site systems integration and commissioning at collaborator sites worldwide
Selection Criteria

Applicants will be qualified to a bachelor's degree level in mechanical engineering or equivalent and will ideally have more than 2 years’ experience in a relevant environment. More experienced candidate shall also be welcomed, with salary being commensurate with experience. Applicants will be assessed based on how well they satisfy the required knowledge and experience criteria, which are summarised as:
• Ability to design mechanical assemblies from first principles (specific emphasis is placed upon a strong understanding of Solid Mechanics, Thermal Dynamics, Materials and Vibration)
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• An appreciation for how components are machined in practice
• Hands-on system design and construction experience
• 3rd party regulatory approval (particularly CE Marking) experience.
• Ready familiarity with 3D CAD applications e.g. SolidWorks, Creo(Pro/E), NX
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
• Finite Element Analysis Skills
• Vacuum systems and instrumentation experience
• Optical/systems design and implementation
• Optical and scientific data acquisition analysis
• Cryogenic systems
• Experience & skills in project management
• Programming and instrumentation
Job Location: Dublin South

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