Refrigeration Design Engineer

Posted 01/05/2024 by Azenta Life Sciences

Irlam, City and Borough of Salford

Refrigeration Design Engineer

Permanent, full time

Location: Irlam, Manchester

Azenta Life Sciences is the leading worldwide provider of automated compound and biological sample storage and management, Azenta focuses on retaining long-term sample integrity, data storage and security. With the largest installed base and support network for automated sample management systems, Azenta has more than 180 systems worldwide, including installations in all the top 20 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Role Summary

Working in the Stores Refrigeration department designing systems to support customer projects together with providing technical  support to the Azenta Store Service Department .    The Refrigeration Design Engineer will provide critical expertise in designing -20°C and the next generation -80°C refrigeration systems.

Purpose of the role

Perform theoretical analysis and design for refrigeration systems. Performing piping, component and subsystem design. Assist in the mechanical and frame design. Transferring system designs into regular production.


  • Responsible or design/development, specification and evaluation of refrigeration equipment and systems.
  • May contribute to total systems engineering, including other engineering disciplines.
  • Conducts feasibility studies and tests new and modified refrigeration designs.
  • Is involved in all phases of refrigeration development from initial concept to selecting equipment and sub-contractors. 
  • Directs support personnel in the preparation of design documentation, design testing and prototype fabrication.
  • Troubleshoot and support current and future refrigeration systems. Create and maintain design, troubleshooting and service documentation
  • Provides design information and calculations for supporting documentation.
  • Depending on level may function as a project engineer/leader with the resident responsibilities of proposals/project plan, schedules, work assignments, prime contact, technical presentations, cross functional issue resolution, etc.
  • Is expected to keep up to date on technical advances in the discipline and related fields.

Skills and Aptitude Profile:

  • To be considered for this role you will ideally be qualified to degree level
  • BSc in a technical engineering discipline
  • Experience within refrigeration design is essential for this role
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD and Refrigeration design systems is preferred

Your Rewards;

Our strength lies with our staff and we are dedicated to recognising individual and team achievements and rewarding them. We place great value on the sense of learning, the growth and the possibility that is prolific across our organisation.

You will be remunerated competitively depending on your experience and skills.

  • Free on site car parking and within easy walking distance of Irlam railway station
  • Private healthcare plan
  • Employer contributed pension scheme
  • Employee Share Purchase Scheme
  • Profit sharing
  • 24 days holiday (increasing with service) + bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours
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