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Chemical/Mechanical Engineering Industrial Placement

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Johnson Matthey is a successful FTSE 100 company; a global business that operates with a small business feel. An international speciality chemicals company and a leader in sustainable technologies employing over 10,000 people worldwide.

The Efficient Natural Resources sector serves customers around the world and has manufacturing sites in Europe, USA, India and China, supported by technology development facilities in the UK and US and technical offices in all of the key markets worldwide. At the Clitheroe site we manufacture process catalysts for the syngas, methanol, ammonia, hydrogen, GTL products, and gas processing industries.

What's it like to work at Johnson Matthey?

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An opportunity has arisen for Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students currently in their second year at University to spend their third year on an Industrial Placement at the Clitheroe catalyst manufacturing site. The placement will start in July 2020 and end by August 2021 (precise dates negotiable).

Key responsibilities

  • Develop designs for Improvement projects that reduce cost, improve quality, improve plant capacity, improve reliability, that ensure the continued safe operation of the plants, with minimal environmental impact
  • To carry out design calculations ensuring full compliance with all relevant codes, standards and Environmental Health and Safety requirements
  • Support and assist the work of the production teams, to further develop/ enhance the production capability
  • Assist with the commissioning of new projects
  • To support the site wide Process Safety Programme (Chemical Engineering only)
  • To design, plan, execute and analyse data from plant trials to achieve incremental improvement of
    products, processes or raw materials (Chemical Engineering only)
  • To provide a full mechanical and maintenance design service, meeting all project/maintenance
    requirements, including the preparation of drawings and documentation (Mechanical Engineering only)
  • To accept delegated responsibility for purchasing and procurement in order to meet cost and timescale
    targets (Mechanical Engineering only).

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will be:

  • In the second year of a Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree
  • Averaging a 2.1 or above so far and be expected to achieve a final grade of 2.1 or above
  • A quick learner
  • Able to thrive in a teamworking environment
  • Responsible for your actions
  • Able to turn theory into practical solutions
  • A great communicator.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 9359
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Opportunity Overview

  • December 20th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Clitheroe (Lancashire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Process

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