Wire Test Technician

Cambridge Mechatronics

Cambridge Mechatronics

Cambridge, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

About CML

Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multi-disciplinary company, developing camera module solutions utilising our cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. Our technology is shipping in top tier flagship smartphones, as well as inside drones, wearable devices, and other consumer products.

We have approximately 700 granted and pending patents based around our platform technology, which allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision. CML is proud to rank in the top 25 applicants in terms of yearly UK patent filings, on par with larger technology licensing companies such as Arm, Imagination Technologies and Rolls Royce.

CML’s SMA wire is thinner than the width of a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. CML is the only company in the world to master and control these materials with such exceptional accuracy.

The work environment at CML is stimulating and exciting as the company is involved throughout the entire product development process from inception through to mass production, which provides a real sense of achievement for CML’s employees.

The Person

We are looking for an enthusiastic and diligent technician who can demonstrate competence, attention to detail and consistency in the use and assembly of precision electromechanical equipment.
You will require the skills to ensure accurate documentation of results, whilst also following detailed processes and following company procedures for the management of testing.
You will be adaptable, with a desire to learn, and take ownership of the activities you are working on.
There is opportunity to grow within the role and develop detailed understanding of our technology and take on increased responsibility for the test equipment and test operations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Conduct detailed testing of our Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wire using a range of in house developed test equipment
  • Operation of precision test equipment to exacting operating procedures
  • Monitoring of test operation and output
  • Diligent recording of test results
  • Analysis of results and preparation of written & verbal reports to supervisor and managers
  • Build and qualification of test equipment.
  • Sourcing and purchasing of components, including negotiating with local machinists
  • Assembly of precision test equipment, for in house use, and sale to customers
  • Testing and qualification of new and existing equipment
  • Continuous improvement of equipment and processes
  • Preparation of packaging and shipping documentation
  • Supporting other teams within the test and prototype build labs as workloads fluctuate between different activities

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Would suit an engineering graduate, college leaver, or someone who has completed an apprenticeship in an engineering field. Experience of working in an engineering or scientific laboratory is desirable.
  • Good understanding of electromechanical laboratory environment;
  • Use of precision mechanical tools, jigs and fixtures
  • Use of soldering iron for fine detail electronics assembly
  • Operation of micron resolution, precision measurement equipment
  • Documentation of scientific results and writing of test reports
  • Good general laboratory practices
  • Management of own time to deliver tasks and activities with minimal supervision
  • Competent with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint


  • Qualified in the use of milling machine and / or lathe
  • Planning of small projects, including estimating of time and material costs

CML Offers

We have roles that you can help define and mould to your skills and ambitions within a multi-disciplinary team. We are happy to accommodate individuals with different skill sets and you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic company with a global reach. Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • Travel opportunities
  • Opportunities to work in China
  • Free breakfast cereals, fresh fruit, tea & freshly ground coffee, daily
  • Lunchtime leisure activities (clubs/table tennis/gaming)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free cycle maintenance
  • Regular social and team events
  • Shower facilities
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (total of 33 days a year)
  • Training by world leading experts

Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at recruitment@cambridgemechatronics.com