Mechatronics Engineer

Sedgefield, County Durham, UK

As part of continued strategic growth, Kromek is looking for a Mechatronics Engineer to join the growing Biotechnology division. The Mechatronics Engineer will be responsible for the engineering hardware implementation. Working with the rest of the team, the Mechatronics Engineer will lead the design, development, manufacture and assessment of the automation hardware as well as owning all form factor and enclosure design.


Responsibilities & Duties

  • Oversee the work of existing and future sub-contractors in accordance with project requirements.
  • Design engineering systems for the automation of biological processes.
  • Create mechanical design documents for complex software-controlled electromechanical systems.
  • Maintain technical project files.
  • Create software design schematics and workflows.
  • Analyse existing development or manufacturing procedures and suggest improvements.
  • Implement and test design solutions.
  • Identify and select materials appropriate for biological mechatronic system designs.
  • Create mechanical models and tolerance analyses to simulate mechatronic design concepts.
  • Upgrade the design of existing methodologies by adding mechatronic elements.
  • Design advanced precision equipment for accurate or controlled applications.
  • Publish engineering reports documenting design details or qualification test results.
  • Research, select or apply sensors, communication technologies, or control devices for motion control, position sensing, pressure sensing, or electronic communication.
  • Design, develop, or implement control circuits or algorithms for electromechanical or pneumatic devices or systems.
  • Conduct studies to determine the feasibility, costs, or performance benefits of new mechatronic equipment.
  • Design, develop and apply self-monitoring electronic, mechanical, or computerized processes to perform tasks in autonomous microfluidics and detect and prevent failures.
  • Monitor or calibrate automated systems, precision control systems, or system components to maximize the efficiency of processes.


Essential Qualifications & Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Science or Engineering as a minimum.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in working in industry.
  • Hands-on experience with complex autonomous software controlled electro-mechanical systems.
  • Ability to work independently and develop new experimental paradigms.
  • Ability to problem-solving, critical thinking and a can-do attitude.


Desirable Qualifications & Skills and Experience

  • PhD, with focus on MEMS/LOC or medical devices.
  • Experience of DFM or product development.
  • Experience in biomedical technologies.
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and internationally.



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