Diamond Light Source Ltd

Mechanical Design Engineer/Designer

Location
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Salary
£25,247 - £29,702 (Designer), £32,480 - £38,211 (Engineer)
Posted
07 Sep 2017
Closes
05 Oct 2017
Ref
99/17/NH
Sector
Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Diamond Light Source is located in South Oxfordshire and is one of the UK’s leading 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 Beamline Systems Engineering team plays a key role in the design, development and construction of the Beamlines that transport light from the electron accelerator to the scientific sample. The Beamlines are made up 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 number of self-motivated, experienced mechanical engineers to join the Beamline Systems Engineering team in the development of innovative equipment that enables world class applied research to be performed at Diamond.

The successful candidate should have a background in designing complex mechanisms and structures ranging from small devices with nanometer 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 systems operating at Cryogenic temperatures;
  • Design of additive manufactured components;
  • 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 leading scientists, an excellent grasp of engineering principles and an interest in systems this vacancy will be of interest to you.

For further information and to apply, please click on the apply button, to visit our website.

Closing date: 8 October 2017.

Diamond is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

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