Senior Mechanical Design Engineer




Thermoteknix Systems Limited designs, develops and manufactures thermal imaging and measuring equipment used in world-wide commercial systems, industrial, security and surveillance applications.

The company was founded in 1982 and retains its position at the forefront of the infrared imaging industry with a wide range of hardware and software products designed to meet the needs of a growing customer base.

The company is privately owned and operates from premises in Waterbeach, Cambridge, UK. It has been recognised by The Queen’s Awards both for Export and Innovation and is ISO 9001:2008 certified.



Due to planned rapid growth and new products coming onto the market, Thermoteknix are now looking to recruit an experienced Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.  This position will report to the Head of Mechanical Engineering and will be working alongside our existing Mechanical Design Engineers on a variety of infrared thermal imaging related projects.


Work profile

This post will involve working in the mechanical engineering department on new product design and development. The work will involve 3D modelling (Solidworks), design analysis, drafting, supplier and customer liaison, prototype building, product testing and production support.

In addition, we will expect the candidate to be able to contribute significantly to project development both as a lead technical role and as project manager.  Our projects normally involve contributions from our electronics, software and production engineers and the candidate must have the familiarity/experience with these to be effective in a multidisciplinary team.


Skills and Experience

The role would suit a candidate who is bright / industrious, with a proven academic record, and a good mechanical engineering degree.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the technologies involved in their current experience.  The successful applicant will be genuinely interested in the process of mechanical design and product development and capable of being individually responsible for their work and share responsibility with others.  The individual should have energy and be strongly self motivated, equally happy undertaking everything from leading edge design to straightforward mechanical drafting.  In addition, they should have the enthusiasm and drive to contribute and inspire team success.

In addition to a good academic background and relevant experience, the candidate should have the ability and enthusiasm to find out about, and work in, new areas. A demonstrable commitment to producing ‘right first time’ on-schedule, quality work is essential.

Candidates should be able to show their ability to work in a 3D modelling environment (preferably Solidworks), produce high quality drawings and show evidence of working on new product design and development.

Other skills that would be beneficial include: rapid prototyping, injection moulding, 3D surface modelling, FEA and thermal analysis, design of military products.


Other benefits


  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 23 days annual holiday (3 days to be taken over Christmas) + public holidays
  • Summer BBQ/Christmas and monthly staff company lunches
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Variable starting and finishing times
  • Normal working hours will be 37½ hours per week when based in the office



For more information, please email your CV and a covering letter to:

Mrs Louise Barton
Office Manager, Thermoteknix Systems Limited


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