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Intern - Mechanical Engineer

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Job purpose

Working with Project Engineers and Managers, an Intern Mechanical Engineer role contributes to the design, development and support of the mechanical aspects of Low Force products.

Instron - Capabilities in Materials Testing

Our machines evaluate the mechanical properties of materials and components using tension, compression, flexure, fatigue, impact, torsion, and rheology.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to mechanical engineering design of Low Force products
  • Preparation of BOM, design schemes and proposals
  • Responsibility for detail design and for drawing set update
  • Adhere to drawing office standards and design standards
  • Apply theoretical design studies to development decisions
  • Assist as necessary in the procurement of components and liaison with vendors
  • Some hands on experience in the Engineering laboratory
  • Assisting Engineers in the running of tests and recording of test data
  • Maintain a log book to record the work undertaken.

Key Competencies (includes skills)

  • Ability to carry out design and detail functions using CAD ( preferably Solid Edge)
  • Ability to do basic engineering calculations to substantiate design solutions
  • Ability to work well within a cross-functional cross-cultural team structure
  • Ability to work under time pressure and manage own time to meet project timescales
  • Ability to pay attention to detail


  • Undergraduate studying towards a degree in an Engineering discipline (e.g. MEng, BEng).

Working conditions

  • Normal office environment

Physical requirements

  • Normal office and factory environments.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Multiple UK Locations

Disciplines accepted...

  • Mechanical

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