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Placement Sensor Hardware Engineer (Ref: 21910165)

We are offering an exciting opportunity to be part of our Placement Development Scheme within our Research and Development team. The role encompasses hardware and software activities, along with component testing in an automotive environment. This placement gives the opportunity to apply new concepts and ideas, learn new development tools and gain new technical knowledge to develop your career in this exciting field of electronic engineering and software verification.


Your placement role will entail but not limited to the following:

  • Understand how the hardware blocks within the Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensor work together to provide a system level solution.
  • Perform testing on our Tire Pressure Sensors product portfolio using Laboratory measurement equipment. Full training will be provided.
  • Appreciation that specification and testing have a key relationship in a successful product – defining tests to exercise new hardware.
  • Testing sensors using our full suite of laboratory equipment.
  • Perform vehicle testing to assess product capability.
  • Provide support to other teams, liaising with ASIC software and verification teams.
  • The opportunity to undertake a long-term Research & Development project to increase your knowledge base and add a current gap within the team.
  • Opportunity to travel for testing at our customer sites across the globe.


Applicants for this role should have the following skills:

  • You should be studying a degree in Software or Electronics.
  • Exhibit drive, enthusiasm and ambition to succeed in an automotive design environment.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of electronic circuitry is desirable.


We offer a competitive salary. Sensata is committed to the provision of training and development opportunities. A comprehensive Induction programme is also available to all our new placement students.


Other benefits include our flexible working conditions:

  • Start times from 7:30 to 9:30 (fully flexible)
  • 33 Days Holidays (pro-rata)
  • Overtime/Time off in Lieu: work extra hours and get paid them or switch into holiday hours
  • Placement Development Programme
  • Placement salary of £17,000

Completed application forms should be emailed to ukrecruitment@sensata.com. Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

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