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Mechanical Engineer

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SPT Labtech

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Based near Cambridge, UK, SPT Labtech is a global supplier of innovative and enabling products for the drug discovery and drug development markets. Our solutions save time and material costs and simplify complex operations. We are natural innovators. We create, design and manufacture high quality, robust and innovative automated laboratory equipment for academic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology research.

We are looking for a creative Mechanical Engineer with a passion for product development. Someone that can combine scientific understanding, creativity, engineering design and project leadership skills, to play a significant role in the design and development of our new range of world leading laboratory instruments.

What you will be doing

You will be responsible for helping to define product requirements, through close contact and collaboration with our customers, and for the early prototyping work necessary for de-risking the technology. As the design progresses you will be expected to develop working prototypes for placements with customers and gather user feedback for iterating the design, along with input from in-house manufacturing engineers. Once the product is developed, tested and proven you will be responsible for ensuring that the design data and know-how is transferred through to the manufacturing and service teams to enable serial production and product support. Throughout, you will be working as a member of a multidisciplinary team, with increasing project leadership responsibilities.


  • A 1st or 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related subject) from a leading university, with a thorough understanding of materials, mathematics, mechanics, structures and fluid mechanics.
  • Experience of working in a product development environment.
  • Experience of automated mechanism design.
  • Strong technical problem solving skills.
  • A good understanding of the product development process and experience of working in a multi disciplinary project team.
  • Experience of using SolidWorks CAD.
  • Practical mechanical and electrical engineering skills.
  • First class verbal and written communication skills, fully proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


We offer a competitive salary and a fantastic benefits package including: Private Medical Insurance, generous Pension Plan & Profit Share. Also CycleScheme, discounted gym memberships, free swimming and Employee Assistance Programme.

We are based on the Melbourn Science Park, a lovely village location that is still only short commute from Cambridge, Royston and the surrounding areas. There are plenty of activities to get involved in from running, cycling to STEM activities with local schools.

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