TTP plc. Full-time 2020-01-17

Mechanical Engineer - Cellular Highways

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


Cellular Highways is a start-up with the mission to launch a range of automated high-throughput cell sorting instruments for research and clinical applications. The venture has strong backing from TTP Group, an established technology innovation and development firm.

For this role we are seeking a talented mechanical engineer at the early stages of their career who is keen to learn and progress. From the start, the successful candidate will contribute to the development and transfer to production of innovative instrumentation featuring optical, fluidic, thermal and mechanical systems.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team to create products that meet user needs
  • Designing components and assemblies using 3D CAD
  • Using your technical knowledge to work with precise and challenging mechanical requirements
  • Building and de-bugging electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Carrying out engineering testing to evaluate performance against specification
  • Optimising designs and manufacturing processes for robustness and reliability
  • Managing your own time and delivering work to project schedules
  • Other tasks as required to bring successful products to market


Qualifications and Training

  • Good mechanical engineering degree (or related discipline)
  • Skilled in the use of 3D CAD (ideally including SolidWorks)

Skills and Experience

  • Innovative problem-solving skills
  • Wide range of design experience which may include products, assembly jigs and test equipment
  • Experience of product release activities would be an advantage
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing techniques
  • Hands-on ability to build, test and troubleshoot
  • Good report writing and communication skills


Cellular Highways 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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