Current Opportunities

Location:

Cambridge

Xaar Values:

Here at Xaar, we take pride in developing next generation printhead and print engine platforms, products and sub-systems – both internally and in collaboration with partners – to help us achieve our mission of Leading the Digital Inkjet Revolution.

Xaar has defined 3 values which are vital to our business; each represents an area of essential importance to us. Their existence is intended to guide difficult decisions and shape behaviour. They are applicable to all of us in what we do.

Trust – We trust each other to deliver on our commitment and do our best for Xaar

Collaboration – We all work together, and with our partners, to achieve success

Drive – We are excited about our potential and put energy into everything we do

Purpose of Role:

The Mechanical Engineer will be talented, enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills, have a hands-on, rigorous approach, and be able to apply their mechanical design knowledge to provide innovative solutions to the complex engineering problems that we face every day.  Working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative, cross-functional team environment, the Mechanical Engineer will help deliver robust products that satisfy the needs of our customers.

Reporting Relationships:

Product Development Manager

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribution of mechanical design knowledge and innovative thinking for new product development activities including concept definition, prototype modelling, detailed design, verification testing and product qualification, along with manufacturing development and support.
  • Generation of specifications for the design of sub-systems and components.
  • Optimisation of design solutions and trade-offs for owned part and system areas.
  • Hands-on involvement with product design, design verification, testing and characterisation.
  • Development and/or assistance with test equipment and tooling.
  • Meeting of challenging project deadlines while assuring high quality solutions.
  • Helping to build core knowledge and define best practice for the team and department.

Key challenges:

  • Understanding the design requirements and operating environment of the products and their applications.
  • Developing innovative and effective solutions for often conflicting requirements.
  • Meeting tight project and development deadlines without compromising design quality.
  • Ability to work under pressure and focus on the task at hand.

Person Specification:

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is essential.

The Mechanical Engineer will have up-to-date knowledge and familiarity with:

  • Fundamentals of mechanical engineering including: mathematics and statistics, tolerance analysis, stress/strain, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • Design and tooling of mechanical components for manufacture using techniques including plastic injection moulding, die casting, extrusion, machining, extrusion etc.
  • Mechanical modelling, optimisation and design tools (CAE).
  • Materials and manufacturing methods.

The Mechanical Engineer will be:

  • Able to contribute and thrive in an exciting, dynamic and fast moving environment.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal and cross-functional working skills.
  • Innovative, and have a methodical and systematic approach to work.
  • Detail and quality conscious while able to deliver to schedule.
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator.
  • A competent and productive user of MS Office applications.

We welcome applications from recent graduates who can demonstrate the above knowledge and skills. 

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in a mechanical engineering (or equivalent) industry.
  • Design of inkjet printheads and/or associated systems or printers.
  • Design and development of complex products and systems involving precision custom mechanical components and the integration of electronics and/or fluidics.
  • Manufacturing methods for both rapid prototyping and mass production.
  • Design for Manufacture & Assembly.
  • 3D CAD, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Fluidic system design, manufacture and test.
  • FEA/stress/thermal/fluidic modelling.

Location:

Cambridge

Xaar Values:

Here at Xaar, we take pride in developing next generation printhead and print engine platforms, products and sub-systems – both internally and in collaboration with partners – to help us achieve our mission of Leading the Digital Inkjet Revolution.

Xaar has defined 3 values which are vital to our business; each represents an area of essential importance to us. Their existence is intended to guide difficult decisions and shape behaviour. They are applicable to all of us in what we do.

Trust – We trust each other to deliver on our commitment and do our best for Xaar

Collaboration – We all work together, and with our partners, to achieve success

Drive – We are excited about our potential and put energy into everything we do

Purpose of Role:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be talented and enthusiastic, have a hands-on, rigorous approach, and be able to apply their mechanical design and development expertise to provide innovative solutions to the complex engineering problems that we face every day.  Working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative, cross-functional team environment, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will help deliver robust products that satisfy the needs of our customers.

Reporting Relationships:

Product Development Manager

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribution of mechanical design expertise and innovation for the new product development (NPD) activities from architecture and concept definition through to detailed modelling, design, test and product qualification, along with manufacturing development and support.
  • Accurate understanding of product requirements and system architecture.
  • Generation of detailed specifications for the design of sub-systems and components.
  • Optimisation of design solutions and trade-offs for owned part and system areas.
  • Hands-on involvement with product design, design verification, testing and characterisation.
  • Development of associated test equipment and tooling.
  • Meeting of challenging project deadlines while assuring high quality solutions.
  • Helping to build core knowledge, best practices and design standards for the team, department and company.

Key challenges:

  • Understanding the complex design requirements and operating environment of the products and their applications.
  • Developing innovative and effective solutions for often conflicting requirements.
  • Meeting tight project and development deadlines without compromising design quality.

Person Specification:

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree – preferably Masters – in Mechanical Engineering.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will have up-to-date knowledge and a high level of skill in:

  • Fundamentals of mechanical engineering including: mathematics and statistics, tolerance analysis, stress/strain, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • Design and tooling of mechanical components for manufacture using techniques including plastic injection moulding, die casting, extrusion, machining, extrusion etc.
  • State-of-the-art materials and associated manufacturing methods. Ideally experience of other advanced techniques such as MIM, CIM, additive manufacturing etc.
  • Mechanical modelling, optimisation and design tools (CAE).
  • Design and process FMEA.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be:

  • Able to contribute and thrive in an exciting, dynamic, and fast moving environment.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal and cross-functional working skills.
  • Innovative, and have a methodical and systematic approach to work.
  • Detail and quality conscious with a sharp focus on schedule and delivery.
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator.
  • A competent and productive user of MS Office applications.

Essential Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in a mechanical engineering (or equivalent) industry.
  • Architecture, design and development of complex products and systems involving precision custom mechanical components, electronics and/or fluidics.
  • Completion of at least one complete product development cycle, from concept through full design, development and industrialisation to successful market introduction.
  • Manufacturing methods for both rapid prototyping and mass production.
  • Design for Manufacture & Assembly.
  • 3D CAD, preferably SolidWorks.

Desirable Experience:

  • Design of inkjet printheads and/or associated systems or printers.
  • Fluidic system design, manufacture and test.
  • FEA/stress/thermal/fluidic modelling.

How to apply

If you think you're a good fit for one of our vacancies, we would love to hear from you. Please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@xaar.com

Please note, we are only able to accept applications from people who are already eligible to work in the UK.

By submitting your CV, you are consenting to Xaar Plc processing your personal details in relation to potential job vacancies and, if your application is successful, to administer your personnel record.