Job Title: Mechanical Design Student Placement
Job Type: Fixed Term
Industry Sector: Manufacturing and Production
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Employee Bonus Scheme, Company Pension & Life Assurance, Flexi-time, Training & Professional Development, Healthcare Incentives, Share Incentive Scheme, Free Car Parking, 25 Days Annual Leave
Location, Post Code: Havant,

Start: Summer 2020 for a one year placement

Job Description:

About Us

We’ve been designing and manufacturing products that save lives for over 40 years. Our team members are passionate, driven and up for a challenge. If you’ve got the ambition to make a difference, then read on!

About You

  • Studying for either an Engineering or Science degree
  • You’re a problem-solver who loves finding creative solutions.
  • You’re endlessly curious and will hunt to find the answer to your questions.
  • You’re great at building 3D models and bringing concepts to life (SolidWorks is ideal).
  • Able to understand and interpret engineering drawings and technical specifications
  • Self-motivated with a keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of materials, especially injection moulded plastics & sheet metal

Your Ideal Job

If you’re looking for:

  • An interesting role where no two days are the same
  • A vibrant company culture where positive changes are being brought in every day
  • A strong management structure where directors listen to their employees
  • A positive atmosphere and a team who are committed to supporting one another…then this might be the job for you.

A Day in The Life Of…

  • Create innovative design concepts and then consider the pros and cons of the concepts with colleagues from across the business.
  • Participate in a DFMEA/PFMEA review and help drive the team to delve right into the design concept and make sure it’s as watertight as possible.
  • Check through a mould flow report from one of our tooling suppliers and agree updates to the CAD model to suit their recommendations.
  • Run a light output simulation to check whether the latest iteration of your lens design is up to the job.
  • Discuss with one of our PCB Designers and negotiate where they want to position some of the components.
  • Run a Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation to evaluate design changes.
  • Run an FEA simulation to compare all your different mechanical clip designs against each other giving more confidence before going to tooling.
  • Create a tolerance analysis report of your concept to ensure high quality components are achieved.
  • Head over to the 3D printer to prototype the latest concept ready for a peer review.
  • Make some changes to an engineering drawing before sending it to a colleague for final checks.
  • Walk up to the lab to test one of your development projects and see whether it’s producing the right sound and light output.
  • Get involved with the validation and verification testing of the products before they are approved for the market.


To apply for this placement or for more information, please contact Maria stating your interest, your full name and the vacancy reference.


Please note, you must be fully registered with The YINI scheme to apply.  See the YINI application page to complete an on-line application form if you are not already registered.

055MTSE, Mechanical Design UG placement, Havant Hampshire

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