Felcana is an exciting early stage Pet Tech start-up with a mission to help owners more effectively listen to their pets. Using connected devices and powerful data analytics, we track the health, behaviour and activity of cats and dogs. Along with helping owners understand their pets, Felcana empowers vets with reliable insights to aid earlier and more accurate diagnosis.
But this is just the beginning of our journey. We are constantly looking to new technologies to rethink and revolutionise the care of animals, through the creation of meaningful connections.
At our core, we are a small, inventive and fast-paced team that is always striving to grow both professionally and personally. We believe in being constantly challenged and cultivate this attitude through autonomy, responsibility and open discussions. As we grow our team and move in new and exciting directions, we are seeking talented individuals that share our enthusiasm and drive.
o We are on the hunt for a Mechanical/Design Engineer who will work
across all sections of the product development and manufacturing
process. You’ll be an all-round expert in design and engineering with
strong analytical capabilities. The role will involve developing
concepts, iterating and testing ideas using prototyping techniques. As
well as exploring new technologies, manufacturing techniques and
We’re a start-up so you’ll be working with all members of the team and get the opportunity to shape the company.
o Responsibility across the whole design process from initial project scoping through to ready for manufacture components.
o Use fast paced, iterative research and prototyping methods to inform ideas.
o Create detailed part, assembly designs and drawings using 3D CAD tools.
o Develop testing strategies and execute testing of complex systems and products.
o Analyse data to inform decisions.
o Communicate complex ideas effectively to the entire team.
o Immerse yourself in the product and tech scene to ensure Felcana remains at the cutting edge.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
o A 2:1 degree or better within Industrial design, mechanical or manufacturing engineering
o Understanding of electronic product development, connected device development, wearable technology, or medical device development.
o A strong knowledge of manufacturing techniques and a broad understanding of material properties and manufacturing processes related to common engineering materials
o Analytically smart, comfortable with data and can use it to inform decisions
o Strong “design-for-manufacture” mentality to deliver cost effective, high performance, reliable designs for low to high volumes
o Experience in Solidworks or Pro-Engineer
o Ambition, tenacity, and self-starting with the ability to identify creative new approaches
o Competitive salary aligned with industry norms and prior experience
o 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
o World class team that includes experienced product designers, electronic engineers, and vets
o Fabulous office within Makerversity, Somerset House - a location full of designers, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs
o 20% discount across all the bars and restaurants in Somerset House
o Annual bonus to spend on anything pet related
o Opportunity to put your mark on a new brand
If you thrive on challenge and are excited by change – this could be for you. Please send your CV along with a brief introduction to yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org, with [Design Engineer] in the subject line.
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