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Gillette Mechanical Design Engineer Internship 2022


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Want to work on cutting-edge technologies? Do you enjoy playing on a winning team and being part of something bigger than yourself? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

About Us:

For over 175 years, P&G has built some of the world’s most successful brands, including Ariel®, Tide®, Pantene®, Pampers®, and Gillette®. We believe in serving the consumer and ensuring our organisation, talent and brand building reflects the diversity and needs of the approximate 5 billion people around the world we serve through our brands. 

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About the Role:

This opportunity is to join Gillette’s Process and Engineering Department as a Mechanical Design Engineer.

You will design, deliver and validate market leading equipment to manufacture and package our razors for worldwide manufacturing sites to produce and improve billion-dollar products like Gillette Fusion and Venus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Mechanical Design of Automated Assembly Equipment, Packaging Equiment and Automation using 3D CAD, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Kinematic Analysis and Robotic Simulation.  
  • Combining strong technical skills with a logical problem-solving approach to deliver smart, creative, best-value solutions.
  • Collaborating with product and packaging design on DesignForManufacture (DFM) and DesignForAssembly (DFA) of future products.
  • Driving P&G’s Ambition 2030 Sustainability goals: 50% less virgin plastic, 100% recyclable packaging, 30% less energy consumption within manufacturing sites.
  • Defining the strategy and clearly communicating the status, schedule, and risks of your projects.
  • Collaborating with global multi-functional project teams to ensure on-time delivery, within budget and meeting quality and performance targets.
  • Participating in risk assessments and the application of internal and external standards to deliver best in class safety, quality and performance.

What to Expect: 

We offer 12-week internship placements starting July 2022 at our Reading Innovation Centre.


Requirements for the role:

  • Studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in one of the following disciplines:Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering,Robotics Engineering or a related field with a passion for mechanical design
  • In the penultimate or final year of your degree

If you are a good fit for this internship, you will have:

  • Exceptional Leadership skills shown through academic and non-academic activities
    Desire to challenge the established way of doing things through continual improvement and innovation, delighting our consumers
  • Interest in investigating and implementing new technologies and processes to step change our products and equipment.
    Strong written and verbal English communication skills to influence others to take action
  • Proven ability to collaborate in diverse teams

What we offer you:  

  • Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities from a team that includes senior management and experience the impact you can have in our business early on
  • Technical focus – you will have the opportunity to put your technical skills to work on intellectually challenging problems
    Continuous coaching – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager, enabling you to grow in a multifunctional, diverse environment and developing your talents and ideas
  • Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance
  • Team working – you will improve your team working and management skills through practical experience and interactive training courses
  • Benefits - we offer an attractive remuneration package on top of a great learning experience, and successful interns have potential to receive a Job Offer after they graduate
  • Business Travel – opportunities to travel globally to successfully deliver project requirements

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2022
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 weeks
  • Reading
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics

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