Mechanical Design Engineer / Designer

Didcot, Oxfordshire
£25,499 to £29,999 (Discretionary range to £34,499)
23 Feb 2018
25 Mar 2018
Job Type

Mechanical Design Engineer / Designer

Job Reference: 024/18/NH

Post Type: Permanent / Full-time

Salary information: £25,499 to £29,999 (Discretionary range to £34,499) for Designer level, £32,805 to £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382) for Engineer level

Diamond Light Source is located in South Oxfordshire and is one of the UK’s leading scientific facilities; providing X-Ray beams of exceptional brightness for use by scientists to probe the atomic building blocks of physical and biological matter.

The Beamline Systems Engineering team plays a key role in the design, development and construction of the Beamlines that transport light from the electron accelerator to the scientific sample. The Beamlines are made up of optical elements and sample environments that employ sub-micron, multi-axis, precision motion systems operating in Ultra High Vacuum environments and often at cryogenic temperatures.

We are seeking a self-motivated Mechanical Design Engineer or Designer to join the Beamline Systems Engineering team in the development of innovative equipment that enables world class applied research to be performed at Diamond.

The successful candidate should have a background in designing complex mechanisms and structures ranging from small devices with nanometer resolution to much larger fabricated structures; as well as skills and experience in some or all of the following:

  • 3D and 2D CAD particularly CREO and AUTOCAD;
  • Design of precision mechanisms;
  • Design Ultra High Vacuum vessels;
  • Design of systems operating at Cryogenic temperatures;
  • Design of additive manufactured components;
  • Design of high stiffness low vibration structures;
  • Use of novel materials.

If you have an Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and suitable experience, enjoy interaction with leading scientists, an excellent grasp of engineering principles and an interest in systems this vacancy will be of interest to you.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website by following the apply link below.

Closing date: 28 March 2018.

We are committed to equality of opportunities for all and our employees come from many countries, cultures and backgrounds.

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