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Cambustion engineer mid experiment

Graduate Research and Development Engineer


Products Group

Cambustion has a vacancy for a graduate engineer in the Product Development team, working on development, continual improvement, and support of existing and new scientific instrumentation.

The position would suit a bright candidate with a new or recent degree in mechanical or electrical engineering and an interest in all areas of engineering including particularly fluid mechanics and electronic and engineering design. An ability to learn quickly and understand complicated systems is important, along with an aptitude for applying academic knowledge to real-world situations. An efficient approach to performing and documenting tests is necessary.

The main functions of the role will include:

• Work in a team developing systems to meet customers’ requirements for various gas and aerosol measurement applications.

• Making design calculations in support of new and enhanced products and new applications for existing products, for example to define specifications for new components.

• Developing and using computer models of aspects of instrument operation to support product and application development. For example using Python or Ansys CFD.

• Designing parts for new products in SolidWorks 3D CAD.

• Identifying components for new and existing products and discussing with suppliers to specify these.

• Working with other members of the team to publish scientific papers describing new instruments or applications.

• Working with customers to develop new applications for existing instruments.

• Performing experiments in support of new product development and test and fault-find new products in production.

• Supporting customers, often remotely, diagnosing faults in instruments in use.

• Writing internal and external documents in the support of new designs, eg. manuals, marketing materials and test procedures.

Cambustion is a medium-sized company based in Cambridge developing, manufacturing and selling a range of instruments used around the world in aerosol science, combustion engine research and other areas.

Basic Salary: £32-35k. You will also benefit from a profit sharing scheme and 25 days annual holiday.

To apply, please send a C.V. and covering letter to Julie Jones at careers@cambustion.com.