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Mechanical Design Engineer

Diamond Light Source is located in South Oxfordshire and is one of the UK’s most important scientific facilities; providing X-Ray beams of exceptional brightness for use by scientists to probe the atomic building blocks of physical and biological matter.

The Engineering team plays a key role in the design, development and construction of both the Accelerator and Beamlines that generate and transport light to the scientific sample. Our systems consist of optical elements and sample environments that employ sub-micron, multi-axis, precision motion systems operating in Ultra High Vacuum environments and often at cryogenic temperatures.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Engineering team in the development of innovative equipment that enables World Class Scientific Research to take place at Diamond.

You should have a background in designing complex mechanisms and structures ranging from small devices with nanometre resolution to much larger fabricated structures; as well as skills and experience in some or all of the following:

  • 3D and 2D CAD particularly CREO and AUTOCAD;
  • Design of precision mechanisms;
  • Design Ultra High Vacuum vessels;
  • Design of water-cooled high heat flux components;
  • Design of Systems operating at Cryogenic temperatures;
  • Design for and Use of Additive manufacturing;
  • Design of high stiffness low vibration structures;
  • Use of novel materials.

If you have an Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and suitable experience, enjoy interaction with world class scientists, are dedicated to delivering engineering excellence and have an interest in mechatronic systems this vacancy will be of interest to you.

Other information

  • Company benefits
  • Life at diamond

Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One. Women are underrepresented and so we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.  If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

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