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Mechanical Design Engineer Placement (Ref: 21910171)

Sensata Technologies in Antrim has five Mechanical focused Product Design & Analysis Teams totalling over 46 people and consisting of Engineers, Technical Specialists, Managers, Technicians & Students.

We require high calibre Undergraduate Engineers to join our teams on 12 Month Placement, supporting development of our world-leading products, as part of a Global organisation.

We are looking for innovative engineering students to align with our Mission Statement: Be a Great Team, Shape Our Future and Do It Better.


Responsibilities include:

  • Component & Assembly Design, CAD studies and 2D Drawings
  • Organising & building of prototype components
  • Conducting mechanical component testing & report writing
  • Processing design changes using PLM system
  • General Engineering Team support activities

Essential Criteria:

  • Enrolment and partial completion of Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Averaging 2:1) or equivalent
  • Experience in 3D CAD packages & 2D drawing preparation
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) & interpersonal skills
  • Highly computer literate / proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Initiative, team working, research & problem-solving skills are essential
  • A valid driving licence and access to a car is required

Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge of SolidWorks and/or CATIA Modelling Packages
  • Experience of plastics and/or rubber moulding
  • Experience of high volume manufacturing processes
  • Technical Interests / Hobbies including hands-on experience

This will be a full-time role based in Antrim, Northern Ireland for approx. 12 months duration.  Occasional travel may be required, e.g. visiting Customers, Suppliers & other Sensata R&D/Manufacturing sites.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including paid overtime
  • Flexible working hours, including an early finish on Fridays
  • Experience of the automotive industry, development of core engineering skills and practical application of Academic learning
  • A comprehensive Induction Programme for all new employees
  • ILM accredited development programme, including Team-building, Soft Skills Development, Networking and Volunteering opportunities

To apply for this role:

An application form can be downloaded from our website www.schradercareers.com and completed application forms should be emailed to ukrecruitment@sensata.com. All applications must provide information on subject grades gained at university to date. CV’s will not be accepted.

Please note that all successful candidates must undergo a medical examination which includes a drugs test.

Closing date for the receipt of all applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 27th December 2019

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. As an Investor in People, Schrader is committed to the provision of training, development and promotion opportunities. A comprehensive Induction programme is also available to all our new employees.

Please note that all successful candidates must undergo a medical examination which includes a drugs test.

Schrader Electronics is an equal opportunities employer