Electro-Mechanical Technician


Cellular Origins 

Cell therapies have been shown to cure devastating diseases like cancer by reprogramming a patient’s own immune system, offering hope where there was none before. Giving more patients access to these life-saving therapies requires a revolution in manufacturing and process automation. 

Cellular Origins, a TTP company, is leading this revolution. Our proprietary technology tackles the challenges of large-scale production with an elegant robotic automation system that cuts costs, reduces labor, eliminates human error, and boosts efficiency. 

We’re now looking for experienced Electro-Mechanical Technicians to join the team!  

Electro-Mechanical Technician 

The electro-mechanical technician role at Cellular Origins comes with autonomy and responsibility. You’ll take responsibility for building, testing and debugging complex electro-mechanical product prototypes and test systems.  

It’s a varied role that will see you involved from initial concept demonstrators and proof-of-principle test rigs, through building, commissioning, testing and helping to optimise test systems and product prototypes.  You’ll work closely within a team of engineers and will be directly involved in liaising with our suppliers and manufacturing partners. 

The responsibilities of this role will include: 

  • Building devices, machinery or test systems, working closely with Mechanical and Electrical Designers 
  • Electrical wiring to schematics 
  • Mechanical build using hand-tools and possibly machine tools according to experience. 
  • Debugging mechanical and electrical operation in conjunction with subject experts 
  • 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, metrology and test instruments 
  • Expertise in the use of manual mill and lathe an advantage 

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

  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing project priorities 
  • Ability to work proactively and independently, but with the judgement to seek help and collaboration where necessary 
  • Determination to follow through on challenging tasks 
  • Ability manage own workload, communicating realistic timescales to others to help in overall project planning 
  • And lastly, a genuine interest and enthusiasm in our mission to revolutionise cell therapy manufacturing in the application of Engineering and Science to solving problems 


Cellular Origins is part of TTP Group, an employee-owned business. It is based on the TTP Campus, within purpose-built sustainable offices, labs and green surroundings, 10 miles south of Cambridge.  TTP Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has been at the forefront of bioprocess automation for over 20 years.  Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work.  

Our employee benefits include: 

  • Annual profit-related bonus 
  • 25 days holiday 
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay 
  • Free lunch and all-day refreshments 
  • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants 
  • Enhanced family friendly leave 
  • Life insurance worth 6x salary 
  • Electric car leasing scheme 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Season ticket loan 
  • An activities and community fund that supports healthy activities that bring colleagues together; whether it’s lunchtime squash or football, Zumba or our own rock band. Colleagues initiate new clubs and outings whenever they feel there’s something missing! 
  • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships.  

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We can sponsor working Visas

If you’re a foreign national that meets the Home Office criteria.

There’ll be a couple of stages to your interview

There are two stages to our interview process for graduates, and one stage for interns. For both of those roles, there are usually a number of one-to-one interviews with our consultants. We focus on your technical abilities and consumer awareness and use our interviews to see how you’d fit into TTP.

We hold our interviews at TTP Campus in Melbourn

On the outskirts of Cambridge. The interview process is usually around a couple of hours and it’ll include technical problem-solving style questions.

We’ll cover expenses for your interview

Which includes cost of your return travel to the interview. If you need to stay overnight in Melbourn, let us know in advance and we can organise something.

After the interviews, you’ll hear back from us in a few days

It’ll normally take a few weeks to finish the interviews, but this can sometimes take a little longer depending on how busy we are.

If you fit the criteria, we can cover relocation costs up to £20,000

But before you start, we’ll discuss this together to see if you fit the criteria.