Electro - Mechanical Test and Development Engineer (Medical Devices, Electronics)


£Neg plus benefits

Our client is a successful Medical Devices spin-out from Oxford University and as a start-up company is bringing its first innovative product to market. The product is a complex and challenging instrument, combining electrical and electronic systems, power management, motor controls, sensors and communication systems. The Test and Development Engineer will be responsible for

  • Identifying and testing suitable alternative technologies for key device components, and for assessing their performance and reliability.
  • Supporting the Technical Director in maintaining the documentation relevant to design changes and design transfer.


Support of the manufacture, maintenance and testing

  • Completion of Acceptance and Soak Tests of the device prior to delivery or after service or repair.
  • To carry out fault finding and re-work of devices when necessary and to support field service engineers as required.
  • Supporting sub-contract manufacturing and service activities through design input, training and writing work / supplier instructions.
  • Preforming lifetime reliability testing
  • Assess alternative electronic components to maintain system performance and longevity, through a comprehensive understanding of the system design.

Design and development improvements and updates

  • Identifying and testing suitable alternative technologies for key device components, and for assessing their performance and reliability, under the guidance of the R&D Manager.
  • To assist the R&D Manager with the supervision of students and management of other external R&D projects.

Creation of technical documentation to regulatory frameworks and medical devices standards

  • Completing test reports and service records.
  • Providing the necessary design and control documentation to support Design Changes and Design Transfer.
  • To assist the Technical Director and the Regulatory Affairs Director in risk management as applicable to medical devices under ISO 14971:2007.

Skills and Experience

  • A good, broad working knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering systems
  • A good track record of demonstrating analytical problem solving skills
  • Enthusiasm, good communication skills and ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work effectively with outside suppliers and manufacturers
  • Ability to work across a wide range of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to produce Technical Reports to a high standard both in terms of technical content, presentation and written English



  • A first degree in electrical, electronic, mechanical or biomedical engineering, or other relevant discipline.
  • A good understanding of the design of analogue and digital electronics
  • Excellent knowledge of key office software, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Due to nature of the work a full clean driving license and passport are required.


  • Excellent knowledge of engineering software, such as Matlab, Labview and CAD
  • Good hands-on experience with a broad range of test equipment, including oscilloscopes, analyzers and data loggers
  • Prior experience in designing, developing and testing medical devices
  • Good working knowledge of the Safety and Quality Standards applicable to medical devices

To apply please email your CV with brief covering letter to simon@sjbtechnical.co.uk