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Prototyping Technician


Job ref: SCRD1903_006

Posted – March 2019
Salary – Competitive
Reports to – CTO & project lead
Location – Cardiff, Wales UK

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General Overview

A Prototyping Technician to work on multiple projects developing prototypes and test rigs within R&D for a small, dynamic, company with world leading cooling technology applied to the medical, domestic and retail sectors.

Working closely with the Senior R&D Engineer and Project Lead this role will enable Sure Chill to design and deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging cooling problems.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Within the R&D team the role will have a variety of fabrication and assembly tasks, producing high quality prototypes and test rigs, in a timely manner.

  • Work closely with other Engineers and follow build instructions deliver by any one of the following methods:

    • Verbal descriptions

    • Sketches

    • Specifications

    • Formal engineering drawings

    • 3D CAD models

  • Follow test plans / conduct tests according to instructions provided.

  • Make recommendations on the design of prototypes and test rigs.

  • Finding suitable suppliers, discussing requirements and arranging quotations, ordering materials and parts, tracking and expediting delivery and following up with suppliers.

  • Establish technical rapport other team members and external suppliers.

Skills and Competencies
  • Technical background with an emphasis in prototype / model making

  • Wide range of practical fabrication and assembly skills

  • Rapid prototyping skills and experience a distinct advantage.

  • Demonstrable competence of delivering measurable results in a complex project environment.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills with ability to liaise with staff and suppliers.

Education and Experience
  • Ideally a hold relevant technical qualification (HNC / HNC / etc)

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a technician or model maker.

  • Evidence of complex fabrication/assembly work produced in a neat and organised manner.

  • Knowledge and experience of working with a wide range of materials.

  • Experience of working with cross – functional project teams to achieve objectives on complex projects and the ability to meet deadlines.

  • Experience of the following is valuable, but not essential:

    • 3D CAD (ideally SolidWorks)

    • Electrical work / wiring

    • Refrigeration theory / assembly

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If you’re a recruiter: Please note that we don’t accept unsolicited applications or CVs from third-party recruiters. Anything submitted to Sure Chill by a third-party will be considered to be unsolicited and our property, without further obligation.


Sure Chill is a unique new cooling technology with the power to impact on people and business around the world.

Find us at

The Sure Chill Company,
Cardiff Eagle Lab,
Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road,
Cardiff CF24 0EB, United Kingdom.


+44 (0) 3300 026 444