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Senior/Staff Mechanical Engineer

Location: Cambridge, UK
Contract: Full-time

About CML   

Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multi-disciplinary company, developing camera module solutions utilising our cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. Our technology is shipping in top tier flagship smartphones, as well as inside drones, wearable devices, and other consumer products.

We have approximately 700 granted and pending patents based around our platform technology, which allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision.

CML’s SMA wire is thinner than the width of a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. CML is the only company in the world to master and control these materials with such exceptional accuracy.

The work environment at CML is stimulating and exciting, as we are involved throughout the entire product development process from inception through to mass production, which provides a real sense of achievement for our employees.

The Person

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious Senior/Staff mechanical engineer to join our growing team of world-class technologists who will make their mark on our technology. This new position has arisen out of an exciting phase we are in, introducing this ground-breaking technology into new product areas and developing next generation products.

Ideally you will be passionate about engineering, creative and with an intuition that enables you to quickly understand engineering problems and develop effective solutions. Excellent technical fundamentals are required to back up ideas with solid reasoning and analysis. From the start you will need to be able to play a significant role in a highly skilled team, using your technical understanding and experience to solve challenging problems in short timescales.  The role could involve occasional travel to Asia and America to support the promotion and manufacturing of our actuator technology.

Main Responsibilities

  • Creation of new product concepts to maintain CML’s technical advantage in miniature actuator technology
  • Validating ideas through calculations, math and FEA models.
  • Working up concepts to detailed manufacturable design solutions that will perform reliably in the field
  • Providing technical guidance to more junior engineers
  • Identifying, and guiding resolution of issues with the product through data from prototype build and test cycles
  • Working with CML’s control and electronics engineers to ensure the product design is fully compatible with CML’s technology
  • Collaboration with CML's manufacturing partners and customers in Asia and America
  • Communication with the Business development team

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • A good degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline
  • Strong, demonstrable experience in concept generation and product development, ideally having taken at least one product through to production.
  • Solid understanding of mechanical fundamentals including mechanism design, structural and dynamics analysis
  • Experienced user of 3D CAD, preferably SolidWorks
  • A strong communicator, adept at showing initiative, making decisions and arguing your point as a member of a team of highly capable engineers.
  • Naturally able to plan and prioritise your work, comfortable advancing multiple tasks in parallel and guiding the work of more junior engineers.
  • Able to communicate technical concepts, design decisions and benefits to customers and partners.
  • Experience of Mathcad would be useful but not essential
  • Flexibility to contribute multidisciplinary work across teams when needed is desirable but not essential
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an engineering environment
  • Able to travel to provide customer support

CML Offers

We have roles that you can help define and mould to your skills and ambitions within a multi-disciplinary team. We are happy to accommodate individuals with different skill sets and you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic company with a global reach . Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • Travel opportunities
  • Opportunities to work in China
  • Free breakfast cereals, fresh fruit, tea & freshly ground coffee, daily
  • Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free cycle maintenance
  • Regular social and team events
  • Shower facilities
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (total of 33 days a year)
  • Training by world leading experts

Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at [email protected]

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