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Mechanical R&D Placement (Ref: 21910167)

Sensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and controls designed to make the world cleaner, safer and more efficient.

Sensata devices are in systems that protect people and the environment, so what we do matters. We take pride in knowing our technologies improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day.

You will be part of the development of new sensing technologies by advancing the analysis and simulation of materials, components and products. This critical role will require a proactive approach to problem solving and willingness to learn from top technical talent throughout the organisation.

Main duties will include:

  • Using mechanical engineering principles, materials knowledge, and simulation tools for failure prediction and analysis with support from highly experienced experts.
  • Supporting component/material testing, validation & fault diagnosis for new and existing products.
  • Developing and using analysis & characterisation techniques to determine material data critical to the design process.
  • Supporting CAE simulation in relation to material analysis and failure prediction.
  • Developing, exploring and maintaining advanced analysis equipment & facilities.
  • Implementing processes for laboratory control, simulation, material analysis and collaboration.
  • Managing our suite of 3D printers.

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.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of Finite Element Analysis packages
  • Awareness and/or experience of materials analysis and testing processes.
  • Experience of Microsoft collaboration tools – SharePoint, MS Teams, etc…
  • A valid driver’s licence.

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

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Sensata 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.

To apply please download an application form and email completed forms to ukrecruitment@sensata.com 


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