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Design Engineering Placement 2020-2021

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Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Bad Boy®, TUG™ and Douglas™ brands; Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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Textron Specialized Vehicles are seeking Design Engineering Interns to be based in Ipswich in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Engineering Manager/Engineering Supervisor. In Ipswich, we design, manufacture, and distribute turf maintenance equipment under the brands of Ransomes and Jacobsen. An ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate strong desire to work in a Design Engineering environment. The projects and tasks you will work on will be varied, allowing you to gain a broad understanding of the function.


  • To ensure that all designs meet technical, performance, reliability and cost targets as identified by a Senior Engineer or Engineering Manager;
  • To produce and maintain all drawings, Bill of Material records, outline assembly instructions and Technical Publications consistent with the Engineering Change process and as guided by senior engineering staff;
  • To ensure that all designs can be manufactured both efficiently and cost effectively through liaison with Manufacturing staff, incorporating mistake proofing or visual guidelines if miss-builds are possible;
    Utilise best practice reference documents and standard in-house components where at all possible;
  • Liaise with other Engineers and departments when implementing new principles;
  • To read, understand and incorporate requirements of standards and directives relevant to the product under development;
  • To assist in the development of test regimes to validate design elements of a project;
  • Ordering of prototype parts and materials as guided by the Senior Engineer or Engineering Manager;
  • To communicate at all levels within Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, and with relevant suppliers, distributors, dealers, and end users.


  • You should be enrolled in a Mechanical Engineering degree that offers a placement year opportunity;
  • Good knowledge of CAD (ideally UG NX) and FEA software (ideally ANSYS);
  • Comfortable designing in a variety of materials including steels, plastics and alloys;
  • Able to demonstrate a hands-on approach working within a multi-disciplinary ‘team’ to take design concepts through to medium volume production to meet challenging specifications and timescales;
  • Prior internships/work experience is advantageous;
  • Self-motivating and able to work with low levels of supervision to defined objectives.


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Job ID Number: 279684
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2020
  • £20,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Ipswich
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Mechanical

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