Mechanical Design Engineer - Cambridge

06 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Company description: About Pfizer A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives. Job description: Capable product design engineer needed to provide design support in the medical sector. Working as part of a friendly and well-motivated team managing the development of drug delivery devices, the role may include tasks from all stages of device development from user requirement capture and concept generation through to validation, manufacture and complaints investigations. The role requires a combination of technical and planning skills to predict (and mitigate) design risks. You will need to demonstrate an ability to translate product requirements to user's needs whilst balancing project and business requirements. The role is based in the Device Centre of Excellence (DCoE) near Cambridge, UK and may require occasional travel. Responsibilities Support the design and development of drug delivery devices Produce models and drawings using 3D CAD o Modify and develop 3D CAD & drawings from non-native CAD systems Prepare for early-stage usability studies Produce and approve requirement specifications for external suppliers (UK and abroad) Analyse supplier designs to identify areas critical to function, likely failure modes and design sensitivities. Identify, analyse and communicate User's needs Carry out tolerance analysis using RSS methodology Design test rigs and challenge parts Carry out Engineering testing (laboratory-based work) to evaluate design proposals and establish functional performance characteristics Carry out data analysis of test results to determine design performance and acceptability Risk management assessment and mitigation, including DFMEA and input to UFMEA. Support supplier design reviews and Pfizer design reviews Assess Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly with internal and external design teams Create documentation to support medical device development and industrialization Interact effectively with suppliers and other Pfizer groups Qualifications Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Product Design or equivalent Experience using Pro-E Experience within the medical device industry would be a benefit Experience of manufacturing within a semi or fully automated environment would be an advantage Person Practical, analytical, pragmatic, pro-active Focussed on the user Capable of both working in a team and leading own independent work through to a conclusion Communicates well with internal and external team members. Articulates ideas and concepts clearly to all levels and technical abilities Able to learn and understand new concepts quickly Capable of seeing the wider implications of technical decisions Capabilities and Knowledge Essential (R4) CAD (preferably Pro-Engineer / Creo) and associated document management systems Experience of using risk assessment tools including FMEA Experience of design with plastic parts Management and prioritisation of project tasks Writing clear reports, documents and presentations Understanding of quality management systems including GMP Essential (R5) Expert-level Pro-E/Creo including complex surfacing Knowledge of injection moulding. Critical thinking and trouble-shooting Management of others' tasks, including managing suppliers Teaching and mentoring within own discipline Excellent communication skills with other disciplines Desirable Experience of usability / human factors Knowledge of ISO13485 Knowledge of Solidworks EEO & Employment Eligibility Pfizer's aim is to provide equality of opportunity in the recruitment process by avoiding discrimination on the grounds of: age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, political persuasion or trade union membership. At Pfizer we are creating an organisation and promoting a culture that respects each individual's unique character and life experiences, and reflects the diversity of our customers and markets. We will achieve this through fostering and sustaining an environment in which every colleague feels valued and supported, thus enabling superior business results. To apply please visit and search for Job ID: 1035712. Required profile: Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Product Design or equivalent What we offer: Competitive salary and benefits This job was originally posted as