Mechanical Design Engineer Placement

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Oct 25, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Mechanical Design Engineer Placement
Based: High Wycombe
Type: Full-time, 12 month placement
Salary: £21255 pa

Role Description

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic intern to join our Mechanical Design team for a 12-month placement. You will be helping us to Design & Engineer the next generation of music making products, working to ensure that they meet the high standards of quality, ease of use, and reliability that our customers have come to expect from us.

You’ll work closely with the rest of the Product Design Team, and other members of the Engineering Department, including Product and Project Managers, as well as Hardware, Software and Firmware Developers.

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Helping our team by creating and developing 3D/2D parts and assemblies in CAD
  • Generating exploded assembly drawings and managing mechanical bill of materials (BOM’s)
  • Creating and managing Product Silkscreen artwork files
  • Assisting with the building and reviewing of prototype units
  • Support our existing products and users by assisting with on-going production updates and issue resolution

What We’re Looking For:

  • Working towards a degree-level qualification in Product Design Engineering, Mechanical Design, or related discipline
  • Interested in Mechanical Product Design of mass-produced products
  • Familiar with CAD software such as Solidworks, Inventor, Adobe Illustrator
  • Some experience with assembly and disassembly of electro-mechanical consumer products. knowledge of 3D printing would also be an advantage
  • Curious and self-motivated and have a growth mindset
  • A clear communicator, methodical and rigorous, with a logical approach to problem solving
  • An interest in music, recording, or audio would be beneficial

About Us

Doing a 12-month placement at Focusrite is like becoming one of the family. A rapidly growing, global family. We’re focused on providing opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music.

Our placements are very popular, and that’s mainly because you can really get stuck in during your year with us. We don’t ask you to answer the phones and do the photocopying. We want you to help develop our products, market our brands, speak to our customers and make us better. A lot of our previous placements are now full-time employees.

All placements last for 12-months. We pay you £21255 per year (£23303 for London-based roles), and you get to share in some of the same benefits as our permanent employees; an employee purchase scheme, free breakfast and lunch, health insurance, generous holiday entitlement, company music events, lunch and learns from across the business and external visits – we’re all about innovation, fresh thinking and creating awesome music making experiences for our customers.

Our nine brands, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, Ampify, ADAM Audio, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Linea Research and Sequential come together around a common mission to remove barriers to creativity.

We work hard. We are professional. And we play hard too. We select really, really talented and passionate people. And we absolutely love our work. So if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply for as many of our placements as you wish.

Timetable for applications:
Deadline to apply:
Monday 9th January 2023
Interviews: February 2023
Offers made by: Friday 17th March 2023

As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people to apply regardless of religion, ethnic background, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity. We recognise the diversity shortcomings of our industry and are committed to driving change. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.