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Mechanical Development Technician

We’re looking for an experienced, highly skilled development technician to join our mechanical engineering team in the development of cutting-edge surgical robotics at our headquarters in Cambridge.

Why join us?

CMR is one of the UK’s most exciting companies to be joining right now. The scale of our ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breathtaking innovation that underpins our next generation of surgical robot. We’re an award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world.

Our values are ambitious, humble, people focused and fair and responsible. If you share these values, our passion for improving lives, and have the skills to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered, then it’s a great time to join us.


Working within a growing Mechanical Engineering team, in close collaboration with your colleagues, the role will see you taking responsibility for:

  • Building and developing prototypes and pre-production assemblies for test
  • Developing test methods and jigs and fixtures
  • Testing complex electromechanical assemblies and scientific instruments

This is an exciting role for an HNC/HND qualified test technician with strong mechanical development skills gained in a product development environment, ideally in Medical Devices or a scientific engineering sector

We’re a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve. We’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the mechanical remit that helps the team deliver its objectives

About you:

You will be enthusiastic, curious, energetic and proactive – and interested in what CMR is seeking to achieve. Alongside excellent mechanical development skills, we would like you to have:

  • Proven practical experience of high-tech assembly and test (preferably within a regulated environment such as medical/pharmaceutical or aerospace)
  • Ability to fabricate various components using a wide range of materials and mechanical equipment, utilising; metal working, soldering and 3D printing skills
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical / electronic drawings and to follow these to assemble the required product
  • Experience of using mechanical and electronic measurement equipment
  • Good understanding of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills
  • Good report writing skills including conclusions and recommendations
  • Experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Rigorous attention to detail combined with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Good communication skills (written & verbal)
  • A desire to help and support your fellow team members

The package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and our legendary monthly BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!