Job Title: Student Engineer
Salary: Post 1st Year: £20,000 pa; post 2nd Year: £22,000 pa; post 3rd Year: £24,000 pa
Starting this Summer/Autumn
Location: Downton, 5 miles from Salisbury
Working hours/holiday: 37.5 hours / 25 days
Undergraduate, Electronic Engineering/ Mechatronics/ Software Engineering/ Robotics
MAIN PLACEMENT PURPOSE: To be a full member of the engineering team, supporting and contributing to R&D and new product introduction.
The Company: This company and it's sister company are a fast-growing innovative company specialising in the development of solid-state electro-mechanical sensors. Motorsport is our primary business sector, accounting for about 75% of turn-over. We supply pioneering position, level and ultrasonic flow sensors into all the world’s premier motorsport series (Formula 1, World Endurance Championship, WRC, NASCAR, DTM). Other sectors we supply include automotive, aviation, defence and unmanned systems. Currently there are 10 full-time employees supported by some external consultants. Both companies are growing rapidly and keen to attract talented students eager to assist us in developing disruptive technologies and challenging the status quo.
Role profile: We design, develop and manufacture our own electro-mechanical sensors, as well as carrying out contract R&D work. This includes development of the electronics, firmware, software and mechanical designs. The internship will involve full integration into the team to work on currently active projects, giving exposure to a wide range of engineering disciplines (electronics, software, control, instrumentation, fluid dynamics, mechanical, materials, test, R&D and application engineering) as well as exposure to suppliers, customers and project management. Both team and individual working will be required, on multiple projects simultaneously. An internal mentor will be nominated to oversee and assist, but self-motivation and liaison with staff across the company and outside will be expected.
Essential skills: We are primarily looking for a current undergraduate studying electronic engineering or mechatronics, with strong abilities in embedded firmware and PC software (eg C, Python, LabView). Alternatively, a student on a software course will be considered provided that the individual’s interests and experience are in embedded and PC firmware (as opposed to “big systems”) and also with some hardware design knowledge. An enquiring mind, general enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude are all essential.
Desirable skills: Interest in physics and mechanical or manufacturing engineering.
To apply for this placement or for more information, please contact: Ellen Pugsley at email@example.com stating your interest, your full name and the vacancy reference.
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