Print Technician

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Job Details

Location
Sedgefield, England
Salary
£19,500 - £25,500 per annum- dependent on experience
Employment
Full-time - Permanent
Team
Science and Engineering
Deadline
12 Feb 2023 - 23:45
Reference
CPI-6605-22
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About CPI

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 a Print 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 within the Integrated Engineering team 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, and you will be able to develop your knowledge and skills across a broad range of processes through both manual and automated printing and converting on ridged and flexible substrates, testing and fault finding on prototype parts, collaborating with colleagues to find robust, production-ready solutions. 

The Role:

The main purpose of the role is to print and test functional inks to specification on a variety of projects to meet business objectives through the application of basic engineering principles to provide technical support in various areas including development, design, testing and analysis work. 

The role is varied and involves manual tasks and semi-automated printing of functional inks on flexible substrates and will allow you to work on new technology projects which evolve over time, these projects will enable you to develop new skills and learn new processes. Duties include: 

  • To actively engage in hazard studies / SRA studies and discussions, as appropriate to role level. 
  • 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 perform day to day tasks in support of any project where it is deemed you are appropriately qualified and trained. This could be on any project or equipment subject to prerequisite training and safety inductions.
  • To operate both manual and automated printing and converting toolsets, operate visual inspection toolsets, carry out ink evaluations and write work reports and make improvement recommendations.

The person we are seeking

It is essential you are 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 a Scientific/​Engineering discipline. 

An appetite to learn and develop within the role, with the assistance of senior colleagues, is essential. You should also: 

  • Possess fundamental practical knowledge and an appreciation of technical theory in printing techniques and inks.
  • Will exhibit basic knowledge of practices in area of specialism, as well as some relevant experience of practical, technical-based work gained in academic or industrial environments. 
  • Have the ability to apply some theoretical and practical scientific/​engineering methods to contribute to business activities in area of work and can demonstrate evidence of knowledge contribution and network building practice across teams or groups.
  • Have good attention to detail and manual dexterity skills with the confidence to use own judgement and initiative within routine activities, as well as an acknowledgement of when to seek advice from manager or colleagues.
  • 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

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Additional information

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.

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