Sustainable Materials Engineer

  Bedfordshire
  Full-time
  Salary dependent on experience
  Permanent

 

About the Client

Would you like to work for a company that design and develop breakthrough consumer diagnostic products that are changing the lives of people all over the world? 

Our client is a leading supplier of home pregnancy and fertility/ovulation tests. They are on a mission to empower women on their reproductive journey by offering innovative and reliable products.

 

 

About the Role

As a Sustainable Materials Engineer, you will provide engineering expertise in the fabrication of sustainable paper, card and non-woven materials for the development of the next generation of consumer diagnostic products and packaging.

 

Responsibilities include:

Product Development:

  • Contributing to the design of consumer-focused diagnostics and packaging, particularly utilising sustainable alternatives to existing materials.
  • Contributing to the design of high throughput automated production processes.
  • Working with project teams to create and develop the necessary development documentation, protocols and reports in compliance with an ISO 13485 certified quality management system.
  • Being involved in the assessment of potential automation partners for manufacture.
  • Delivering manufacturing trial batches of components and product assemblies.
  • Using appropriate methods of mechanical analysis (FEA, Tolerance analysis etc.) of designs to achieve robustness in operation and production.

Compliance/GMP:

  • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all work carried out in accordance with the company QMS.

 

 

Requirements:

Essential:
  • A BEng (or equivalent) in materials or mechanical engineering with relevant industrial experience, covering the full product development lifecycle from concept to manufacture.
  • Experience of fabricating components and packaging using paper, card and non-woven materials.
  • Experience and knowledge of automated manufacture, web-based processing and assembly.
  • Knowledge of production scale up, robustness and validation activities in accordance with relevant regulatory standards, preferably within the medical device arena.
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing and verbal presentations of findings.
Preferred:
  • Experience of developing medical consumer diagnostics (preferably incorporating immunoassays) within a regulated environment (ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR Part 820).
  • An understanding of process improvement tools and techniques (e.g. Six Sigma).
  • Experience of managing component and product manufacture in Far East.

 

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