About Us

Every minute of every day, in nearly every country across the globe, Smiths Detection people and technology make the world a safer place. We safeguard people, business and infrastructure with the latest innovations and screening technology for aviation, ports, borders, defense, and security across 55 countries around the globe

Life At Smiths –

Global leader: We impact critical systems every day with sites in 17 countries and six centers of research excellence. From pioneering to powering life-changing innovation, we’re delivering threat detection and screening solutions to safeguard the world from threat
Digital growth: A key part of our capability is the integration of digital technology across our business and our operations in more than 55 countries, will be critical to our continued success
Exciting opportunities: Our growth is creating exciting opportunities to work with experts in physics, chemistry, electronics, mechanics, production, computer science, and AIML
International environment: With some projects, work requires global collaboration and the potential to travel and grow with the business
Job Description
Smiths Detection has an exciting new opportunity for a Mechanical Design Engineer, based on site at Hemel Hempstead.  The broad aim of the role is to generate innovative and cost-effective mechanical design solutions, to meet challenging customer requirements, ensuring the products are safe, functional, and commercially viable. You will be responsible for Mechanical Design during Technology and Product Development, working in Multi-Disciplined Product Development teams.
Duties & Responsibilities
What you’ll do –

Generate concept designs for technology development projects
Collaborate with scientists and engineers in the design, development and testing of experimental hardware
Develop technical requirement specifications
Understand and interpret technical requirement specifications
Generate concept designs to meet technical requirements specifications
Lead and support the industrial design process
Optimise design concepts to provide most cost-effective solution that will meet all specification requirements
Use SolidWorks 3D CAD to create part models
Design for excellence analysis
Specify and conduct verification and validation testing of design solutions, to ensure they meet the specification requirements
Build & test of prototypes
Environmental testing, including temperature / shock / vibration / ingress
Produce documentation to define the product design, enabling the cost-effective manufacture of the design
Create Engineering Drawings to detail all parts and assemblies (Technical Data Pack)
Generate Test Specifications for acceptance testing of manufactured product
Support the product design throughout its life, making continuous improvements to improve product value
Function as a team member on multi-functional project teams, across multiple projects
The Individual
What you’ll definitely need –

Mechanical Engineering Degree / HNC (or equivalent). Accredited by a relevant professional body advantageous
Actively pursuing individual professional development
Minimum of five (5) years of design engineering experience, including experience in packaging electronic and scientific components to withstand harsh environments
Competent user of 3D CAD design tool, and associated product data management –advantageous SolidWorks
Familiar with manufacturing methods including; Plastic Injection moulding; Additive Layer Manufacturing; sheet metal design; and conventional machining
Highly desirable to have experience of analytical instrument design, particularly ion mobility spectrometry or mass spectrometry
Desirable to have experience of COMSOL MultiPhysics, MATLAB, LabView.
Understanding of thermal and fluid flow analysis
Knowledge of Military Standards would be beneficial but not essential
Aware of the gated engineering design process, including, technology development, industrial design, concept design, design for excellence, prototyping, test and evaluation, verification and production
Awareness of business tools such as Enterprise resource planning (ERP) advantageous
Excellent team worker, with the ability to work with minimal supervision where required
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with confidence in dealing with a wide range of people, including suppliers, designers and senior management
Excellent IT Skills, with knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Adaptability to learn new IT skills essential
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Join us for a great career and competitive compensation & benefits whilst keeping the world a safer place.

Diversity & Inclusion:

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

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