TTP plc. Full-time 2019-11-12

Mechanical Design Engineer - Tonejet

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


Tonejet designs and manufactures digital printing systems for direct packaging decoration. Our unique beverage can printing technology will disrupt the rapidly expanding craft beverage industry and is now beginning beta testing in Canada and the UK. The market for our product is booming, with end users wanting shorter runs and greater supply chain efficiency whilst consumers reject plastic and glass packaging in favour of lightweight fully recyclable aluminium.

We are seeking a bright and versatile Mechanical Design Engineer to contribute to the design and development of our machines, printheads and digital print engine.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Detailed design of printing system components and assemblies
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams of scientists and engineers to develop innovative solutions to optimise performance and cost of our products
  • Playing a key role in concept development for new products and machines
  • Using your technical knowledge to work with precise and challenging mechanical requirements
  • Managing your own time and delivering design work to project schedules
  • Working with external suppliers to specify components for your designs


Qualifications and Training

  • Exceptional mechanical designer with extensive experience of product development in a high technology industry
  • Extensive background in SolidWorks 3D CAD
  • Previous use of SolidWorks PDM for design data management
  • Experience of creating and maintaining BOMs using an ERP system (Infor, SAP etc) would be an advantage

Skills and Experience

  • Innovative problem-solving skills
  • Wide range of design experience which may include machines, products, assembly jigs and fixtures
  • Knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing techniques
  • Experience of sourcing off-the-shelf and custom parts and building relationships with suppliers
  • Hands-on ability to build, test and troubleshoot
  • Machine shop skills and experience would be an advantage
  • Experience of digital printing industry would be an advantage


Tonejet is part of TTP Group, an employee-owned business operating from pleasant surroundings on our own Science Park in Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire. Our working culture encourages shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We also offer fantastic employee benefits including:

  • A generous employer pension contribution
  • Employee share scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Profit share
  • 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life insurance
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable.

How to apply

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