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Mechanical Engineer Placement Student

Lifecycle of Novel Product Design. Leicester

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Surface Finish | Contour | 3D | Diameter Measurement | PGI NOVUS Product Launch

Taylor Hobson is proud to introduce the most advanced equipment for surface finish, contour, 3D, and diameter measurement.

Tell me more…

We’ve mastered the art of how to measure less than a nanometre - .4 to be exact! (To put into context, a strand of human hair is 100,000 nanometres thick!). 

Taylor Hobson’s global reputation extends over 130 years where we have been designing, developing, and delivering contact and non-contact measuring solutions. Working closely with some of the world’s leading institutions in the field of optics, bearings, aerospace & automotive industries, we enable the manufacture of better products with greener credentials.

What are we looking for? 

Our future depends on making what we do more accurate and mastering how we can do it faster!

If you are up for the challenge, then we want you!

How are we connected to Ametek? 

Taylor Hobson was Ametek’s first international acquisition in 2004 and formed the cornerstone of what is now the highly successful Ultra Precision Technologies Division. Ametek, Inc. is a $5B global diversified manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 150 operating locations in 30 countries enabled by ~18,000 colleagues worldwide. 

Job Description 

Do you want to be part of an exciting and dynamic year-long placement within the R&D team? 

Do you want the responsibility to manage your own project whilst also working as part of a fast-paced team? 

This full-year placement will be spent in the lifecycle of novel product design encompassing a broad range of tools & technologies underpinned by subject matter expert mentors. There will be strong interaction with numerous different departments within the business.

What you can expect: 

  • Opportunities to Develop CAD/FEA skills alongside practical metrology principles 
  • Work on concepts and drive them towards prototypes for testing and evaluation under the mentorship of a senior or principal engineer
  • Communicate effectively through a range of methods to ensure all stakeholders can make informed decisions and see the influences these choices have on the next stage of a project.
  • Experience design reviews with key stakeholders both technically and in the context of both customer needs and the commercial requirements.

Key requirements: 

  • BEng or MEng Mechanical Engineering degree (or equivalent) with an expected 2:1 classification as a minimum in your second year 

Desirable requirements: 

  • A can-do, open-minded approach to problem solving
  • CAD knowledge (SolidWorks preferable)
  • Numerical analysis skills, using hand calcs through to simple FEA/CFD computation
  • Strong communicator through various mediums


When you join Taylor Hobson, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We offer you the following:

  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation - IMechE, MIET, CPhys
  • Continuous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • 1pm Friday finish
  • Fun, relaxed, supportive working environment
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre

The Interview Process

  • CV + Cover Letter
  • 30-minute call with the Hiring Manager
  • Face to face interview with the Hiring Manager – 5 minutes presentation, Q&A, office tour.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 year
  • Leicester
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  • Mechanical

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