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Mechanical Technician

28,155 P.A. ?

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As a technician at TTP, you will take responsibility for building, testing and debugging complex electro-mechanical product prototypes. You will be involved in the complete project lifecycle from initial concept demonstrators and proof-of-principle test rigs, through sourcing, building, testing and helping to optimise prototypes, to production-tooled component debugging. The workload is varied; you will work closely within a small team of engineers and scientists and will be directly involved in liaison with our suppliers and manufacturing partners.

The responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Building devices, machinery or instruments, working closely with Mechanical and Electrical Designers
  • Electrical wiring to schematics
  • Debugging mechanical and electrical operation in conjunction with subject experts
  • Carrying out verification testing according to documentation
  • Carrying out informal testing to own initiative
  • Contributing to generation of build documentation
  • Actively generating design or manufacturing process improvements
  • Design and fabrication of assembly and test jigs as required
  • Establish and maintain organised and tidy build areas


We are looking for someone with hands-on experience with products or instruments in an R&D setting, involved in building, commissioning, testing and iterative debugging. Further requirements include:

  • Minimum level 3 Mechanical Engineering diploma
  • Confident and accurate written and verbal communication
  • Intermediate use of MS Office applications
  • Expert user of hand tools, manual mill and lathe

You will be a great fit with this role if you can show:

  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing project priorities
  • Diligence and inquisitiveness
  • Ability to work proactively and independently, but with the judgement to seek help and collaboration where necessary
  • Determination to follow through on challenging tasks
  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm in the application of Engineering and Science to solving problems
  • You will manage own workload, communicating realistic timescales to others to help in overall project planning


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from pleasant surroundings on our own Science Park in Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We also offer fantastic employee benefits including:

  • Employer pension contribution of 12% (+3% personal contribution)
  • Employee share scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Profit share
  • 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

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