Mechanical Design Engineer


Aylesbury, GB

Job ID:  51991
Category:  Product & Engineering

Mechanical Design Engineer – 3D Printing

Aylesbury, UK


Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!

Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare.  Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand.  Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain.  The world’s leading organisations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.


What we need:

Stratasys (RPS in the UK) are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Stereolithography R&D team based in Aylesbury, UK.  This exciting role will contribute to the design and development of current and next generation products. This role is ideally suited to an organised, proactive, and self-motivated individual with a systematic approach to design, research and development, and who genuinely thrives in a dynamic and forward-thinking environment.  It will provide a diverse, stimulating, and unique opportunity for the right candidate.


In this role:

As a member of the R&D team, you will perform self-initiated or assigned technical projects leading to innovative applications and extensions of existing and new products and technologies of major importance to Stratasys.


What you will be doing:

  • Design and development of new and existing products
  • Produce detailed drawings for fabrication and assembly
  • Generation and management of BOMs
  • Interface with outside vendors for component selection, manufacturing, and assembly
  • Research and analyse design proposals, specifications, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications
  • Confer with system engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve product malfunctions, and provide technical information
  • Project based activities, working individually and frequently as part of a team across company departments both in the UK and internationally
  • Develop and manage effective project plans based on specified requirements, along with team members, identifying necessary activities, resources, timescales, producing a schedule of deliverables to achieve goals and commitments
  • Testing and evaluation work
  • Gain necessary knowledge and understanding through study
  • Give regular process updates
  • Implement or handover solutions


Must have for this role:

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant discipline, plus minimum of 2-3 years of proven experience in mechanical design / R&D environment, or equivalent industry experience


Skills & Competencies

  • Experience in sheet metal fabrication, machining & weldments
  • Experience in material selection, tolerancing and surface finishes
  • Good understanding of design for manufacturability and knowledge of manufacturing technologies
  • Experience in producing detailed drawings for manufacture
  • Inquisitive and natural desire to learn
  • Holistic approach to problem solving
  • Capability to quickly grasp new concepts and technologies
  • High attention to detail
  • Task ownership
  • Demonstrate initiative with a flexible and adaptive approach
  • Considered and organised approach to tasks, methodical and diligent
  • Exceptional team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle several ongoing projects, and prioritise and organise own workload
  • Capability to work autonomously and make considered decisions
  • Hand-on capabilities



  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with both internal and externals contacts
  • Ability to present information clearly and appropriately for the audience


Experience (preferred):

  • Design of 3D printing or high-end industrial equipment
  • Experience in CAD software – SolidWorks an advantage
  • Experience in PDM / PLM tools, Agile and advantage.
  • Electrical knowledge would be beneficial
  • Experience in Stereolithography, DLP, other photopolymer 3D Printing technologies
  • Active interest in polymer 3D printing


Travel required: 5%. No essential travel but there may be opportunities to visit sites etc


What you will be part of:

  • A development team committed to producing world-changing products.


Additional Information:

We offer a generous benefits package including income protection, death in service and critical illness cover, plus optional Health, and Dental care.

  • Competitive salary, bonus scheme
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Employee Assistance Programmes including virtual GP service, helplines, and access to counselling
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. An additional day for your birthday.
  • International working experience.  We work with teams in UK, Israel, and USA.  A collaborative approach is encouraged.
  • Highly skilled engineering team.
  • Learn, contribute, and grow