Job vacancy - Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer (Cryogenic)

Position: Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer (Cryogenic)
Reference: acsTQemde
Location: Lewes
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum

Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer (Cryogenic)


To ensure that the company maintains its position as the leading provider of Cryo-SEM preparation chambers and EM coaters by developing new products, particularly in the Cryo-EM area. A new position has been created to meet increased demand for new product development, with a focus on working with electron microscope manufacturers to develop integrated products.


The Electro-mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for designing new products for Cryo-EM sample preparation. Tasks will include:

  • Liaising with Sales, Marketing and OEM customers to define customer needs and document them in technical requirements.
  • Producing 3D models and 2D CAD drawings to BS888.
  • Create CAD (SolidWorks) BOMs and Assembly structures, allocating new part numbers from development models for new products.
  • Manufacture/Assembly/Test of Prototypes.
  • Generate BOMs and support documentation prior to release of product to Production.
  • Advising engineers at OEM design departments in the UK and overseas on the best way to integrate Quorum's cryogenic sample prep products into their microscopes.
  • Proposing possible solutions for critical sample prep problems based on a deep understanding of thermal dynamics and material properties.
  • Training sales representatives and distributors on the capabilities of the Quorum solution.
  • Analysing designs for thermal performance, calculating heat loads and thermal conductivity of components.
  • Promoting Quorum's technical solutions at scientific conferences and technical trade fairs.


Degree or HND in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline.


The successful candidate must have:

  • At least 5 years mechanical design experience working within vacuum technology or cryogenic sectors.
  • Must be competent in using SolidWorks & PDM.
  • High Vacuum Systems: design, build & testing (in order of 1 x 10-7 mbar).
  • Design of LN2 cooled systems.
  • Design calculations for vacuum system components (conductance, pump-down times, etc.) and for thermal components (thermal conductivity, radiative heat load, etc.).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to cope with rapidly changing demands on time and prioritise jobs according to urgency.
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to challenge and question while maintaining positive relationships.

ACS are recruiting for a Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be an Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as an Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as an Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer role you desire.