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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Xaar is developing leading edge next generation printhead and print engine platforms, products and system solutions both internally and in collaboration with partners to lead the digital inkjet revolution. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will provide talented, enthusiastic and rigorous mechanical design and development expertise to deliver innovative solutions for the platforms and products working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative cross-functional team environment.

Location:

Cambridge

Xaar Values:

Xaar has defined 3 values which are vital to our business; each represents an area of essential importance to us. Their existence is intended to guide difficult decisions and shape behaviour. They are applicable to all of us in what we do.

Trust – We trust each other to deliver on our commitment and do our best for Xaar.

Collaboration – We all work together, and with our partners, to achieve success

Drive – We are excited about our potential and put energy into everything we do

Purpose of Role:

Xaar is developing leading edge next generation printhead and print engine platforms, products and system solutions both internally and in collaboration with partners to lead the digital inkjet revolution. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will provide talented, enthusiastic and rigorous mechanical design and development expertise to deliver innovative solutions for the platforms and products working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative cross-functional team environment.

Reporting Relationships:

This role reports to the Head of Design

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribution of senior mechanical design expertise and innovation for the new product development (NPD) activities from architecture and concept definition through to detailed modelling, design, test and product qualification, along with manufacturing development and support
  • Accurate understanding of product requirements and the system architecture
  • Generation of detailed specifications for design of sub-systems and components
  • Optimisation of design solutions and trade-offs for owned part and system areas
  • Hands-on involvement (with test engineering colleagues) in design verification, testing and characterisation
  • Development and/or assistance with associated test and characterisation tooling and rigs
  • Meeting of challenging project deadlines while assuring high quality solutions
  • Helping to build core knowledge, best practices and design standards for the team, department and company.

Key challenges:

  • Understanding complex design requirements and operating environment of the products and their applications
  • Developing innovative, elegant, and effective solutions for often conflicting requirements
  • Meeting tight project and development deadlines without compromising design quality.

Person Specification:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will have up to date knowledge and a high level of skill in:

  • Fundamentals of mechanical engineering including: Mathematics and statistics, tolerance analysis, stress/strain, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Design and tooling of mechanical components for manufacture using techniques including plastic injection moulding, metal casting, extrusion, machining and extrusion etc.
  • State of the art materials and associated manufacturing methods. Ideally experience of other advanced techniques such as MIM, CIM, additive manufacturing etc.
  • Mechanical modelling, optimisation and design tools (CAE)
  • Design and process FMEA.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be:

  • Able to contribute and thrive in an exciting, dynamic, and fast moving environment
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal and cross-functional working skills
  • Innovative along with a methodical and systematic approach to work
  • Detail and quality conscious with a sharp focus on schedule and delivery
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator
  • A competent and productive user of MS Office applications.

Experience of:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree minimum, preferably Masters, in Mechanical Engineering.

Essential Experience

  • Architecture, design and development of complex precision products and systems involving precision custom mechanical components and the integration of electronics and/or fluidics
  • Completion of at least one complete product development cycle, from concept through full design, development and industrialisation to successful market introduction
  • Manufacturing methods for both rapid prototyping and mass production.

Desirable Experience

  • Design of inkjet printheads and/or associated systems or printers
  • Mid-high volume precision manufacturing/assembly in an operations environment