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CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.
Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.
From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.
Why this role is important for CPI’s work
CPI has excellent in-house facilities for rapid prototyping, testing and validation of products for the medical device or Health-Tech markets, specialising in new and innovative technology development and we are looking for an Assembly Technician to join our growing multidisciplinary team of Scientists, Engineers and Technicians to work on a wide variety of different and interesting projects.
The team works on the development of industrial devices, regulatory devices, health-tech devices and products aimed at the HealthTech market. In this role you would work with the Integrated Engineering team who are part of CPI’s HealthTech Business Unit based at NETPark Sedgefield, where our print and assembly laboratories are equipped for the manufacture and test of prototype devices. You will be working in a multi-project environment where we help our clients to realise their product ideas from concept through to pilot manufacturing and all stages between. The role will involve using a mixture of established and novel techniques, you will be developing your knowledge and skills across a broad range of processes. You will carry out both manual and automated assembly on both ridged and flexible circuits, testing and fault finding on prototype parts, collaborating with colleagues to find robust, production-ready solutions.
This is a varied role involving both manual assembly tasks and some semi-automated builds where you will be required to assemble and test electronic products to specification on a variety of projects. You will have the opportunity to work on new technology projects which evolve over time, enabling you to develop new skills and learn new processes.
You will be responsible for the application of basic engineering principles to provide technical support in various areas including development, design, testing and analysis work. Duties include:
- To formally report experimental conclusions and supporting data for internal peer review and submission to clients, to required timescales and standards.
- To calibrate equipment to ensure it operates safely, is performing within expected specifications and is available to meet customer needs.
- To set up, plan and execute experimental / pilot scale runs and analyse, interpret and report the results of these, translating obtained findings and knowledge.
- To provide clearly documented records of technical data, decisions, methodologies, calculations and software use in an appropriate format.
- To troubleshoot issues to identify root cause of problems, rectifying or escalating as appropriate. Where applicable, act as Tool Owner or Deputy Tool Owner, acting as first point of contact for queries.
- To act as first point of contact for technical areas, conduct general housekeeping within those areas and assist Laboratory Safety Supervisors where required, to contribute to a safe and healthy workplace.
- To operate pick and place equipment (both manual and automated), to operate inspection toolsets and to read and interpret schematics, diagrams and assembly instructions.
- To operate: both manual and automated pick and place toolsets, manual and automated dispensing toolsets, visual inspection toolsets and mechanical and electrical test toolsets.
- To write work reports and make improvement recommendations.
The person we are seeking
It is essential you are either educated to GSCE (or Level 2 equivalent) in a Scientific/Engineering discipline plus significant industrial experience, educated to A level (or Level 3 equivalent) in a Scientific/Engineering discipline plus relevant industrial experience or educated to HNC level (or Level 4 equivalent in Scientific/Engineering discipline.
An appetite to learn and develop within the role, with the assistance of senior colleagues, is essential. You should also:
- Have good attention to detail, hold manual dexterity skills and have the confidence to use own judgement and initiative within routine activities, as well as knowing when to seek advice from manager or colleagues.
- Be able to exhibit basic knowledge of principles and practices in device assembly, as well as some relevant experience of practical, technical-based work gained in academic or industrial environments.
- Be an enthusiastic and motivated team worker.
What does CPI offer you?
At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:
- Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
- Generous pension scheme
- Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
- Flexible working
- Learning and Development Opportunities
- Free parking
Find out more about our culture and benefits.
CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.