Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

We’re looking for a highly skilled and ambitious senior manufacturing engineer to join our growing team in Cambridge as we develop and manufacture state-of-the-art robotic technology for key hole surgery.


You’ll be contributing and managing as part of a multi-disciplinary and world-class product development and manufacturing team, and particularly responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with contract manufacturers, key suppliers and internal customers
  • Managing selected vendors to ensure product delivery against the agreed specification, meeting agreed quality standards, costs and timelines
  • Supporting Design for Manufacturing reviews in response to internal / external design requests in support of new product development
  • Representing CMR in meetings and offsite visits as appropriate
  • Delivering project tasks within agreed time-scales

About you

Naturally you’ll have plenty (ideally 8+ years’) of industry experience, preferably within a contract manufacturing environment in the medical device arena. You should also be degree qualified or hold recognised engineering qualifications in a relevant engineering discipline.

You’ll also have some or all of the following:

  • Experience of product development / Design for Manufacture including injection moulded products
  • Experience in medical device manufacture
  • Supplier evaluation and selection experience
  • Experience of managing multiple vendors simultaneously
  • An assertive approach with strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Practical experience of transfer to manufacture activities for low and high volume production
  • Project / Task planning and subsequent execution
  • Exposure and appreciation of the requirements of operating and developing medical products under ISO13485
  • Experience of quality management systems
  • Working within a GMP environment
  • Preparation of request for quotation packages for partner vendors
  • Preparation of received quotation information for internal review
  • Ability to summarise, consolidate and report effectively
  • Highly computer literate – Excel/Word/Office/MS Project
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (written and oral)
  • UK car driving licence

As well as this experience, we’re also looking for you to have a top notch work ethic and a willingness to travel if necessary – along with excellent time management, high attention to detail and an enthusiastic and flexible approach. Ideally you’d also be a:

  • Highly logical thinker with a creative approach to problem solving
  • An assertive and effective communicator, reporting at all levels
  • A highly confident team member, with the ability to deal with people and situations of all levels

The package

Obviously we’re asking for a lot in the above. In return we offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including contributory pension scheme, life assurance, private medical insurance, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work scheme and our now famous monthly company BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.

Why join us?

Cambridge Medical Robotics is developing a next-generation robotic system for universal keyhole surgery. The Versius system comprises a surgeon console, modular light-weight robotic arms and a range of wristed 5 mm instruments. The system uses state-of-the-art 3D high-definition imagery, significantly enhanced flexibility, and incorporates haptic feedback to provide surgeons with life-like sensitivity. In short, we’re creating something truly amazing designed to improve the lives of people around the globe; it’s a vision that excites us and hopefully will excite you.

Versius overcomes obstacles to widespread adoption of robotic minimal access surgery, namely robot size, instrument size, versatility, port placement, cost and ease of use, allowing the system to be highly utilised and ultimately cost-comparable to manual laparoscopic surgery.

The Company was formed in 2014 and has its headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom. We’re privately owned and enjoy strong financial backing.

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About CMR

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