Mechanical Design Engineer

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We require a highly motivated and enthusiastic Mechanical Designer Engineer to join our innovative international company in a growing industry that can provide career security and genuine advancement opportunities for those who show potential.

The role will be based at our site in Science Park in Antrim.

The Role:

  • To aid in the design and development of Clinical Chemistry Analysers.
  • Develop and design concepts based on User Requirements.
  • Contribute to the development of Functional Requirements Specifications based on User Requirements and approved concept designs.
  • Develop mechanical designs from concept to prototype and completed system design.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team, clearly communicate requirements to other team members to ensure all development and testing is co-ordinated appropriately.
  •  Work alongside other engineering disciplines and scientists to ensure designs are rigorously tested, verified, and validated.
  •  Identify appropriately specified Commercial off-the-shelf products for use within a design.
  • Liaise with external design / manufacturing companies on technical specifications and project progress when appropriate.
  • Liaise with Purchasing Department on the identification and evaluation of suitable suppliers.
  • Generate and maintain technical documentation, specifically, but not limited to, mechanical drawings, work instructions, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Bill of Materials, etc.
  • Conduct, review, and revise FMEA for module designs.
  • Contribute to risk / hazard analysis for products under development and released.
  • Report on status of projects / designs, both orally and in written format.
  • For both products under development and released products, contribute to design change when necessary, ensuring that design change is managed in a controlled way.
  • Ensure all systems are designed to a high quality, ensuring compliance with appropriate internal procedures and European and International standards.
  • Conduct and contribute to design reviews.
  • Assist in training of company staff in the manufacture and service of developed systems.
  • Adherence to the company’s Positive Work Environment policies, Health & Safety procedures, and the maintenance of a safe working environment.

The Candidate:


  • Possess a higher-level qualification in Mechanical / Design Engineering, or related engineering discipline, or be able to demonstrate appropriate industrial experience.
  • Experience using 3D Computer Aided Design software, ideally SolidWorks.
  • Desire to learn and explore new technologies.


  • Experience of mechanism design and experience with motion or robotic systems.
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacture principles.
  • Knowledge of ISO13485, IEC:EN61010, and Food and Drug Administration guidance for the development of Medical Devices.


An international company operating in over 145 countries that continues to have unparalleled growth, Randox Laboratories has been the heartbeat of the UK’s National COVID Testing Programme throughout the pandemic.   In early 2020 Randox recognised the threat from COVID-19 and, based on over 40 years of diagnostic experience, quickly developed a test to accurately identify the virus.  Testing at scale commenced within weeks to support the UK’s National Testing Programme and private clients alike.  Through the enormous effort and commitment of its staff Randox is currently operating at a capacity of 180,000 COVID-19 samples per day, making it the most productive laboratory in the UK and Ireland and amongst the very largest in Europe.

  • Permanent
  • NI - Antrim
  • Closing date: Monday 03 Apr 2023
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