Mechanical Engineer – Immediate start

Ion Science

  • Salary From £30,000 Per Year
  • Salary To £50,000 Per Year
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Mechanical Engineer – Immediate start

Location: Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire
Salary: Competitive, DOE + Benefits
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Hours: Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 17:00pm, Friday 8:30 – 15:45


• 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays (annual holiday increasing with service)
• Excellent employer pension contributions of 8% after probation
• Life Assurance of 4 x pensionable salary
• Discretionary Annual Bonus
• Long term service awards
• Monthly lunch & drinks laid on by the company
• Sick Pay
• Christmas getaways
• On-site parking
• Private Medical with AXA
• Bike Purchase Scheme
• Car share scheme
• Early finish on Fridays

About ION Science Ltd:

ION Science has over 30 years of industry experience designing, manufacturing, and supplying PID gas sensors, gas detection instruments, and leak detectors for a wide range of industries and applications. We are an unrivalled worldwide Gas and Leak detection Company, with a Team of workers who strive to deliver exceptional product quality and customer satisfaction.

In 2022 ION Science has been awarded the Queen’s award for Enterprise for MiniPID Sensors. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Team and be part of a well-recognised brand associated with quality.

Mechanical Engineer – The Role:

This role focuses on the design and development of world class gas sensors and instruments. The right candidate will take designs from concept and see it through to the manufacturing and finishing stage, whilst complying and passing all safety requirements.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

• Design of gas detection sensors and instrumentation products throughout life cycle
• Compliance with ATEX/UL intrinsic safety standards and/or SIL functional safety standards.
• Support and enhancement of existing products, to meet new requirements and to eliminate malfunctions
• Incorporate new gas sensing technologies into production for new applications
• Work with stake holders and suppliers to ensure the best outcome for the product
• Electro-mechanical-pneumatic design of components and products in 3D Solidworks
• Working with suppliers and production to ensure that parts and components achieve form, fit and function
• To test and evaluate theoretical designs
• Produce prototypes for analysis
• As part of the product design, consider design failure modes and effects analysis, design for test, design for manufacture and design for assembly
• Problem solving complex pneumatic and electro-mechanical instruments
• Support ongoing production
• Jig and fixture design and manufacture
• Design of products compliant with Intrinsic safety (ATEX, IECEx) and CE mark
• Use of 3D CAD tool Solidworks and PDM works to generate 2D drawing pack
• Documentation of design evolution and capturing key design decisions

Mechanical Engineer – The Person:

Skills and experience:

• Experience in a range of manufacturing processes including injection moulding
• Good understanding and practice of tolerance analysis (GD&T)
• Use of simulation tools (ideally Comsol or FEA) to support product development
• Material selection knowledge (ATEX specific ideal)
• Strong understanding of an NPD process
• Have excellent levels of attention to detail
• Be extremely motivated in mechanical design
• Be proficient in IT skills, Microsoft Office packages
• Methodical, logical and detail oriented whilst still getting things done.
• High level of design skills from drawing to implementing product
• Excellent at building rapport with internal departments and external customers
• Possess high levels of organisation and prioritisation skills including version control
• Have a flexible approach
• To be able to work under pressure and meet work deadlines
• Effective and confident communicator    

Mechanical Engineer – Education, Qualification and Experience:

• Essential: Degree level qualified
• Desirable: engineering experience in sensors and instruments

If you have the required skills and experience, click on APPLY today and forward your current CV and covering letter, with salary details, explaining why you are a good fit for this role.

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