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Assembly Technician

Assembly Technician

CT19

The Electro-Mechanical Assembly Technician will join the Engineering Department at Nuclera, interfacing with a growing team that combines experts in biochemistry, synthetic biology and engineering to develop a new desktop bioprinter to revolutionize gene and protein synthesis. The successful candidate will enable the assembly and testing of sub-systems in pilot manufacturing of instruments related to our novel synthesis platform.
The role represents a great opportunity to support our growing NPI team and to be involved in pilot manufacturing of biotechnology research instrumentation and consumable products.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing hands-on manufacturing and assembly support in prototyping and assembly of sub-systems and final assembly of devices and instruments
  • Utilising our in-house workshop fabrication capacity (e.g. milling, 3D printing, laser cutting, soldering) to fabricate custom parts and sub-assemblies, designed by the engineering team
  • Following assembly and test instructions and providing improvements to such documents if required
  • Constructing sub-assemblies and test rigs, and perform functional testing in order to help with validation of the system
  • Provide reports to the team, in forms of written and verbal communication, as and when required
  • Carry out daily tasks in line with health and safety procedures
  • Supporting the engineering team in drafting manufacturing documents such as work instructions and test instructions
  • Interacting effectively with other team members to understand and solve the engineering problems that arise
  • Take pride in quality, and deliver solution iteratively in an agile manner

Requirements
Essential background and skills:

  • At least 2 years of workshop and assembly experience in dealing with production team
  • Experience in assembly of mechanisms involving electro-mechanical functions
  • Hands-on prototyping experience (e.g. soldering, milling, laser cutting, 3D printing, etc.) with demonstrable results
  • Mechanical aptitude, with high attention to detail and the ability to maintain focus
  • Demonstrate ability to perform testing of prototyped systems
  • Demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude with flexibility to adapt to the needs of the engineering team
  • A team player with ability to take initiative and follow a respectful work ethic and work well with a diverse team
  • A positive approach to continuous improvement activities and adhere to company PPE policies in restricted areas

 
Desirable qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in product development with fluidic and optical/imaging functions
  • Qualification in Engineering, ideally Mechanical
  • Demonstrate ability to work with external components suppliers and manufacturing vendors
  • Experience of electronic assemblies and working with tools and measuring equipment for testing
  • Experience in developing Standard Operating Procedures for production
  • Microfabrication, programming and microcontroller background is a plus
  • Experience of working in projects with tight timelines with the ability to deliver on time
  • Background in life science industries and desire to work alongside life scientists
  • Ability to work unsupervised and with a minimal level of engineering infrastructure
  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative mentality

Benefits
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

  • Private medical insurance and cash plan
  • Life assurance of 4x annual salary
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • EMI-approved option scheme
  • Enhanced employer’s Pension Contributions
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity Leave
  • Investment in professional development and learning
  • Access to amenities from the Cambridge Science Park
  • Fresh fruit, tea, coffee and snacks in the office
  • Monthly celebratory cakes and treats
  • Organised summer events for staff and their families
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