Mechanical Engineer in Huntingdon, United Kingdom at Linx

Date Posted: 7/6/2019

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Job ID: LIN000592

About Us

Since its formation in 1987 Linx has earned a reputation for its thoughtfully designed and well-engineered products. The company has continued to invest around 6% of turnover annually in research and development, making it one of the UK’s top research spenders in relation to its turnover. Investment in R&D has delivered new continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers, laser coders, thermal transfer overprinters, and case coders, supported by a comprehensive range of ancillary products. Linx sells to a geographically diverse market, with over 80% of sales outside the UK. With a growing worldwide market share and a significant position in all major CIJ markets, Linx is one of the CIJ industry’s leading players. Linx is renowned for reliable, easy-to-use products which have a low total cost of ownership, as well as for its strong customer service ethos.


Job Summary:

To work within the Engineering and R&D teams in the design and development of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems for Linx range of coding and marking products.

Linx products include mechanical, electronic, software and ink jet printing components.

Key Responsibilities:

To design and develop mechanical and electro-mechanical systems for the company’s coding and marking products, based on a range of ink jet printing technologies. 

To produce 2D and 3D designs that are right first time, and meet the specification, time and cost targets

To take responsibility and ownership of small to medium sized mechanical design projects, from initiation through to manufacturing implementation.

To lead Design & DFMEA reviews and analyse, interpret and respond to supplier DFMs

Hands on practical work in building prototypes and test equipment, devising and carrying out experiments, and generating & executing test procedures to validate designs.

Interpreting and analysing technical data, producing reports and communicating results with other engineers, program managers and non-engineering associates.

Managing and applying safe systems of work and maintaining a tidy and efficient office, laboratory and prototyping shop environment

Job Requirements


Essential Qualifications:

Degree (or equivalent – HND/HNC) in Mechanical  / Aerospace / Automotive or related discipline


A mechanical engineer with significant experience in the design and development of mechanical and electro-mechanical components, assemblies and products.

Capability and experience in use of Creo and a PLM system ideally Windchill PDM Link but not limited to.

Specific experience in one or more of the following:

- fluid systems and component/assembly design for

- plastic injection molding for low to medium volume manufacture, including materials selection.

- machined, MIM’d and pressed metal parts design for low to medium volume manufacture

Capable of working with our suppliers locally and in Asia. Key personal qualities would be a drive to achieve results quickly, persistence in overcoming difficulties, a creative and systematic approach to problem solving, and pragmatism in dealing with real world issues and pressures. All these qualities demonstrable within a cross-functional project team environment.

Capability to test designs in a laboratory environment.

Capability to operate mechanical lathes and mills to build fast prototypes.

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