Mechanical Engineering Technician - Clinical Engineering

Band 6

Main area
Division B - Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital - Division B
£28,050 to £36,644 p.a. pro rata
30/07/2018 23:59
Interview date



Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Mechanical Engineering Technician to deliver prototyping and manufacturing within the Clinical Engineering Innovation team.

Clinical Engineering Innovation is a small team of engineers and scientists embedded inside Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. Our aim is to understand clinical needs, use engineering principles to develop solutions and then translate these into clinical use. In this way, we hope to rapidly benefit our patients, improve patient safety and generate cost savings.

This role focuses on the prototyping and fabrication of devices ranging from intricate mechanical components, to complex electro-mechanical systems. You have excellent skills in rapid prototyping, fabrication and traditional machining. You will ideally have an understanding of the design, risk and quality processes for medical devices, or other safety critical products. Knowledge of volume manufacturing techniques and design for manufacture is desirable. You will be able to work safely in a workshop environment and take responsibility for recommending new technologies and methods to enhance the team’s capability.

This role will appeal to machinists, technicians or engineers with all or some of these skills, who are keen to see their work improve patient care.

This post is due to close on 30th July 2018.

Interviews are due to take place on 7th August 2018. 

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and as a result, you will be required to pay the associated fee of £29.50. This fee will be deducted from your second month’s salary.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sonya Sireau, Head of Clinical Engineering Innovation on 01223 216719 or