R&D Applications Engineer

We are seeking a versatile and highly skilled R&D Applications Engineer to join our biotechnology team.

We are seeking a versatile and highly skilled R&D Applications Engineer to join our biotechnology team. This role combines expertise in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and automation to design, develop, build and test advanced automated systems. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of mechanical systems, electrical components, and automation technologies.

The R&D Applications Engineer plays a pivotal role in advancing our technological capabilities and ensuring the seamless integration of mechanical, electrical, and automation systems. If you are passionate about engineering and eager to contribute to a dynamic and innovative team, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join us in driving excellence and innovation in our automated systems and machinery.


Design and Development:

This is a research and development role requiring a highly creative individual, able to observe a problem, create concepts with identification of where risks lie, test and mature them for implementation in a wider system.

    • Design and develop integrated mechanical, electrical, and automation systems.
    • Create detailed engineering drawings, schematics, and 3D models using Solidworks CAD software.
    • Select appropriate mechanical and electrical components, ensuring compatibility and performance.

Programming and Control:

Hands-on experience with complex autonomous software controlled electro-mechanical systems is required.

    • Develop and implement control algorithms for automation systems using a range of programming environments.
    • Write and test software programs using languages such as C.
    • Integrate sensors, actuators, and other control devices into automated systems

System Integration and Testing:

This role requires a hands-on individual, with expertise to build and test complex components and assemblies.

    • Integrate mechanical and electrical systems with automated controls to create intricate scientific instrumentation.
    • Conduct simulations and physical tests to validate system performance and reliability.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to mechanical, electrical, and control systems.

Project Management:

The candidate must be able to plan and prioritise their workload in an environment of macro management with set timelines, whilst dynamically managing technical risk/reward.

    • Plan, manage, and oversee engineering modules from concept to completion.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design, biology, and quality assurance.
    • Ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet quality standards.

Documentation and Reporting:

This role requires an excellent communicator, both able to collaborate in a wider project team (internal and external) and work independently to develop new technologies and applications. Clearly recording design decisions.

    • Prepare technical documentation, including design specifications, user manuals, and maintenance guides.
    • Maintain accurate records of design changes, test results, and project progress.
    • Present technical reports, proposals, and updates to stakeholders and management.

Compliance and Safety:

The individual must be able to work within a regulated environment, ensuring good working practices are documented and followed. Applying a continuous improvement mindset and maintaining safe working conditions is a must.

    • Ensure all systems and components comply with relevant industry standards and safety regulations.
    • Implement safety protocols and procedures to protect personnel and equipment.
    • Stay updated with advancements in mechanical, electrical, and automation technologies.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Automation Engineering, and related fields, or time served in a Science or Engineering field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a Mechanical Electrical Automation Engineer or in a similar multidisciplinary role.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD) and simulation tools.
  • Programming skills in C or related language.
  • Knowledge of pressure systems, automation, building proof of principle electronics, writing prototype control software, mechanical drives, ergonomics, user interface, microfluidics, bio-medical technologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulatory requirements.

About Kromek

Kromek Group plc is an international technology group (global HQ in the UK) and a leading developer and supplier of high-performance radiation detection products based on cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) and other advanced technologies. Using its technology platforms, Kromek designs and develops and produces x-ray and gamma-ray imaging and biological and radiation detection products for the medical, CBRNe security, Homeland Security, public health and civil nuclear radiation detection markets.

The Group’s products provide high-resolution information on microbiomes and is used for the detection and identification of infectious agents.

The Group’s business model provides a vertically integrated technology offering to customers, from proof of concept to finished products, including software, electronics, mechanics and application specific integrated circuits (ASICs).

The Group has operations in the UK and US (California and Pennsylvania) and sells internationally through a combination of distributors, OEM and direct sales.



R&D Applications Engineer

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