We are a growing and ambitious technology company based in Halifax. We produce products and solutions for both technology education,
and to enable electronic product development. We simplify technologies and concepts so they are easy to learn and easy to use. With a
broad range of products we have shown consistently strong growth since formation in 1993. We work hard to create an environment where:
People are valued and feel valued.
We make great products we can be proud of.
We help people and each other.
We give people opportunities on an equal basis.
We are fair to shareholders, employees and customers.
We look for people who have high levels of energy and are passionate about what they do. We have a diverse and open environment where ideas
and suggestions are not just encouraged but expected.
Current jobs available at Matrix (Click for more info):
This role involves being a mechanical designer of products and solutions suitable for educational institutions, understanding market trends and latest developments in
technology, having some understanding of subject matter and a capability of technical writing as required.
Understanding of MS Word and Excel to a medium/high level
Degree qualified with 3+ years’ experience in a design environment
3+ years of employment experience in a technical role
Use of a 3D cad package (preferably Solidworks) to produce product models, detailed engineering drawings and production information
Ability to produce and maintain of BOM's
Ability to generate costing estimates
Ability to source new components and obtaining quotes and pricing for both standard components and bespoke items
Knowledge of basic machining, sheet metal and joining processes, and their relevant tolerances, limits and fits
Knowledge and appropriate selection of common engineering metal alloys such as steels, aluminium etc plus common engineering plastics such as acrylic and ABS
Knowledge and appropriate selection of finishes for aesthetic and corrosion resistance including painting/powder coating, plating, anodising etc.
Knowledge of common place mechanical components such as bearings, couplings, gears, timing pulleys etc and their appropriate limits and fits
Knowledge and appreciation of measuring techniques for mechanical parameters such as force, torque, strain, pressure, flow rate, displacement etc
Good Theoretical Engineering background. Ability to do design calculations and understand the theories being taught with the equipment.
Be able to take a pragmatic, hands-on approach to problems solving, both in the development of new products and in the day to day production requirements of existing products.
Use of basic workshop tools and ability to build and test prototypes.
Be able to work with electrical and electronic engineers in the development of new products, awareness of mounting of PCB’s and electrical components such as switches, panel connectors circuit breakers etc
Be able to write technical documentation, both for internal use and as an input into customer facing documents such as product manuals and user information
Ability to perform product demonstrations both internally and externally to customers and end users
Assist in the production of technical briefs for new products
Knowledge of setting up and running Solidworks PDM to control CAD models and drawing issues and revisions
Knowledge of transducers and sensors of various types and their advantages/disadvantages in terms of cost and accuracy. An appreciation (but not detailed knowledge) of the required signal conditioning requirements of each
Knowledge of the educational products market
Appreciation of marketing and communications to customers
Knowledge of “CE” marking and relevant standards that apply to the machinery directive.
Knowledge and use of 3D printers and small-scale laser cutters.
Knowledge of basic CNC machinery, and robotics
Knowledge of basic pneumatic systems, components, and control functions
Knowledge of small electrical motors
Good technical writing experience
Good grasp of mathematics
Excellent problem-solving skills
Team player with ability to work on your own
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm. Home working discussed on an individual basis.
We offer 23 days (+ statutory) holidays per year plus a company pension scheme and life insurance after a qualifying period (pro rata if part time)
Salary: £36,000-£40,000 dependent on experience
How to Apply:
To apply for a job, please fill out our web contact form with some preliminary details, once we have received this form we will send you an email which you can reply to with your CV attached.