Senior Mechanical Designer

  • Function: Research and Development
  • Location: Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
  • Application Period: 03 March 2020 – 18 April 2020

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To provide innovative designs, models and detail drawings for one off technical demonstrators supporting the Vacuum Technique Technology Group in the GTC. The role will require close working with the appropriate experts within the Dry Pump New Technology Team. The job holder is expected to work within a multi-disciplined engineering team. The main deliverables of this role are accurate designs, 3D models , detailed drawings for manufacture, piping and instrumentation diagrams , general assemblies and Bills of materials.


Edwards vacuum and abatement products, and their applications, involve many technology and engineering disciplines. Edwards therefore requires Senior mechanical designers with good subject matter expertise.

The Senior Designers play a key role in Edwards achieving the Technology Leadership Strategy objective: “To be the undisputed technology leader in vacuum and abatement solutions.”

The Senior Designer will work closely with Technologist, senior technologist, procurement team, and manufacturing engineers to find solutions to design problems, produce layouts, detail drawings and BOM’s for the manufacture of all parts to produce equipment for the demonstration of new and varied technologies.

Budgets are controlled by the Senior Technology manager but production of cost effective design and adhering to project timescales is the responsibility of the senior designer as is ensuring that the design solutions are safe and meet with all H7S regulations and requirements

Role Responsibilities

Generate innovative, reliable, robust design solutions from technical requirements and specifications, whilst minimising cost. Broad activities include:

Production of Bills of Materials for procurement and build of complex rigs and technical demonstrators

Layouts and general assembly drawings for evaluation of designs and build

Materials selection

Component drawings

Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams,

Prepare design schemes for products/components for fit, form and function so that the product operates effectively, reliably and safely.

Produce drawings of products/components that can be manufactured efficiently and economically.

Prepare designs for products/components in line with the quality control system.

Produce highly accurate and complete designs which present a clear and comprehensive statement of what is required.

Develop an understanding of manufacturing methods and processes used by Vacuum Technique and ensure these are related to designs.

Work in a safe and effective manner in compliance with the Company’s Health and Safety policy and ensure that the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act are met.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Degree/Higher Degree – Mechanical Engineering and or extensive experience gained in mechanical engineering design of complex machinery

Experience in design product creation and development within industry or a research associated role.

Significant practical experience in creating solutions and designs for testing and development of new technologies and mechanisms.

Working knowledge of manufacturing processes and technologies.

Experience with Catia V6

Experience with all types of casting, including aluminium, steel and iron

Experience in materials selection including coatings

Experience with rotating machinery, bearings, gears and lubrication systems

English essential

Identifies potential problems and proposes suitable and effective solutions.

Self-confident in own knowledge but understands limitations and when to seek guidance.

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