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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Join a leader in start of the art Instrumentation.

  • Location Dorchester

  • Type Permanent

  • Salary Competitive with benefits

A successful and growing start of the art Ultrasonic equipment manufacturer.

Work from new premises.

A strong company culture where your input will be valued.

Cygnus Instruments manufactures state of the art, ruggedised, ultrasonic measuring equipment used in global industrial and subsea applications. Cygnus adopts a niche product strategy and resilient business model, with the high quality and reliability of its products central to this and its brand.

They are looking for a qualified and experienced Industrial or Mechanical Engineer to fulfil a key role in a small team of hands-on engineers. Reporting to the Technical Director (who is based in Bath, Somerset), the role will be located in their new manufacturing facility in Dorchester, Dorset – primarily to provide direct engineering support to Production and Operations and for their current product range. The role is also required to bring critical mechanical and industrial insights to new product design, from concept to manufacturing.
They wish to attract an energetic individual, with well-developed problem-solving talents and excellent inter-personal skills. They will need to be a self-starting member of the engineering team, who takes ownership. A good fit would be an engineer, who will bring experience from elsewhere, is hands-on in support (process control, evaluation, testing, QA) and pro-active in supplier/sub-contractor relationships.

What you’ll be doing:


  • Engineering support to Production/Operations
  • Maintain existing products (update drawings, solve issues, replace obsolete parts)
  • Oversee QA on goods inwards, check/create IQC drawings, direct IQC activities
  • Work with suppliers (manufacturers)
  • Updating ERP system (creating/managing parts)
  • Create, manage, maintain Work Instructions for Production


  • Engineering support to design and development of ultrasonic measuring instruments
  • Evaluate development & product concepts (DFMEA/FMEA)
  • Work with design subcontractors (CEM, Mechanical Design)
  • Undertake ISIR/FAIR on new parts (design dept.)
  • Evaluate designs, physical testing, environmental testing
  • Coordinate new product testing and qualification
  • Create simple 2D CAD drawings/diagrams using AutoCAD
  • Assist in qualification of new designs

What experience you’ll need:

  • Relevant Mechanical or Industrial Engineering degree
  • Materials knowledge
  • QA / ISO 9001
  • IQC / OQC
  • Engineering Verification Test (EVT)
  • 2D CAD
  • Experience of injection moulding would be useful
  • Experience of pressure rated enclosures would be useful

What you’ll get in return for your talents:

Salary range: COMPETITIVE (range depending on experience)
Group Life Insurance
Group Income Protection Insurance
Private Medical insurance
3.5% Pension Contribution
Enhanced annual leave with length of service

What’s next?
Please send your CV to our recruitment partner, Roy Bennett at ADLIB Recruitment via this advert for a fast response.