Mechanical Engineering -Team Lead UK

NKT Photonics

Udlandet (øvrige)

Mechanical Engineering -Team Lead UK

You will be leading our small team of mechanical designers to design innovative laser systems and associated equipment throughout the complete product lifecycle. This is a very hands-on role and along the product journey, you will use your problem-solving skills to deliver innovative solutions to ensure that we stay at the cutting edge of our industry and are able to help our customers develop the next generation of solutions. You will have the freedom to choose how new things should be implemented; choose between materials, processes and suppliers.

NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of high performance fibre lasers and photonic crystal fibres. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and they have helped to make us one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the World. Our Site in Southampton focuses on the manufacture of industrial Ultrafast Fiber Lasers.

Now is a great time to join us as we embark on significant and hugely exciting growth plans; not just here, but across our global organisation - so be prepared for change and career opportunities!

It’s an exciting, inspiring place to work where we encourage both personal and career development. To support our plans, we are now looking for a talented Mechanical Engineering Team Lead to join our growing team.

The Role

  • Lead, motivate, coach and inspire the small Mechanical Engineering team in their daily activities to ensure the successful delivery across our portfolio of projects.
  • Using 3D CAD (SolidWorks), design customized laser systems, new laser platforms and perform modifications to existing designs to improve performance, reliability, cost or ease of manufacture.
  • Work closely with our Optical and Electronic Engineers to generate new design concepts and own the mechanical designs throughout the lifecycle of our products – including BOM generation, maintenance and production tools.
  • Take ownership of project work packages within design projects; work with project managers to ensure delivery of solutions within tight deadlines.
  • Prototype assembly and work with engineers to prepare assembly instructions.
  • Suggest and undertake design improvements based on improved performance, reliability, reduced cost or ease of manufacture.
  • Work with the purchasing department and directly with suppliers on finding cost effective manufacturing solutions for parts and subassemblies, sourcing new suppliers where required.
  • Communication is key: as well as generating reports and required quality documentation, you will support other areas within the business with your technical expertise as well as working with external suppliers.
  • There will be some travel – to suppliers and other NKT Photonics offices within Europe.

The Individual

  • Previous, relevant experience of leading a small Mechanical Engineering Design team as well as hands-on experience of inspirational mechanical design within precision optics or mechatronics; preferably within electronic industrial products.
  • Motivational leader; able to inspire and develop people to derive collective and personal success.
  • A relevant qualification in Mechanical Engineering and a high level of 3D CAD expertise - preferably SolidWorks - is required. Relevant experience in thermal management, EMC and/or precision optical or electronic instruments or industrial product design would be useful.
  • Experienced in finite element analysis-based simulation of mechanical designs.
  • Comfortable and stimulated by working in project teams; able to communicate effectively (and informally) at all levels.
  • Well-developed analytical abilities; able to question complex information, identify root-cause and effects and deliver inspiring technical solutions.
  • Passionate about what you do.

We embrace a culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged; we promote a positive, supportive working environment. To support our growth plans, we are investing in expanding our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products.

If we sound like the place you would like to work, please send your CV and a brief covering letter to us and we will be in contact soon.

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