Mechanical Engineer in Huntingdon, United Kingdom at Videojet

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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Job ID: VID003858

About Us

Videojet Technologies, Inc. is the global leader in the manufacturing of coding, printing and marking products. This high technology product prints variable information, such as expiration dates on grocery products, packaged goods, pharmaceuticals or catalogues. As the market share leader, we have operations in over 30 countries with 2600 employees worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (, Videojet is the core of the $800 million Product Identification Platform. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused and growth-oriented, guided by the phenomenally successful Danaher Business System. Working at Videojet, gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging, “stretch” opportunities.



A Design Engineer, to join a small team of Mechanical Engineers and actively participate in the hardware design of inkjet printers Videojet develops regularly.

With high preference of background in ink jet industry, the role is to provide detail designs and technical solutions from concept to final products, using CAD (Solidworks) modelling, Assembly with BoM, and 2D drawing.

Primary location is in the UK R&D facility in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire; but travel to other VideoJet sites globally such as China and the US may sometimes be required.


1. System-level and detailed design of complex mechanical, electromechanical and system for ink jet industrial printers.

2. 3D component design using Solid Works CAD package including surface modelling; and 2D detail drawing for manufacturing and production.

3. Hardware design for manufacturing at a low cost of manufacturing target and high quality of ease of manufacture; (including plastic and rubber parts)

4. Design for assembly with cost target and quality/yield in mind.

5. Ensure that the products are developed to be safe and reliable.

6. Conduct, document and analyze laboratory tests and track data pertaining to verification of designed components / systems.

7. Participate, and where necessary be responsible for, technical reviews, feasibility studies and project reviews as appropriate, and to provide/direct technical support for other departments, if required.

8. Participate as a member of the Group and carry out any functions that are necessary in support of the Mechanical group Manager, (actively supporting the design activity of junior Engineers and contractors to ensure that information is accurate and timely.

Job Requirements



1. Mechanical/Product Design Engineering (Degree or HNC level in Engineering)

2. Minimum of 5 years of experience (preferable in ink jet printer design).

3. Experience in design for precision Injection moulding; (plastic, metal, rubber).

4. Understanding of DFM and DFA.

5. Proficient in the use of Solid Works CAD software, (minimum of 2 years in Solidworks)

6. Proven teamwork within multi-functional project teams.

7. Proven ability to concurrently work on multiple project teams.

8. Ability to do hands on assembly and test work related to own design’s verification

9. Strong problem solving capabilities.

10. Knowledge of quality and reliability and an understanding of how they apply to the design and development process.

11. Ability to express technical matters adequately, both orally and in writing.

12. Ability to develop prototypes from engineering specifications

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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