Mechanical Engineering Internship

Open Cosmos

Internship 12 months Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK

Uploaded 11 Apr 2019

Job Description

This opportunity is for a 12-month internship, ideal for an engineering student looking for early experience of the aerospace sector. We are open to consider a full staff position following this internship. This is an exciting opportunity for you as an engineer to get familiar with both technical and commercial aspects of the space sector in a fast-growing start-up.

You will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford (UK). You will participate primarily in the Mechanical and design activities of the company and support the overall support of the Technology function.

Tasks and responsibilities  

  • Cradle to grave development of designs
  • Cradle to grave development of test rigs
  • Development of Assembly Integration and testing process and documentation
  • Assembling prototypes and testing of prototypes

Person Specification

Skills, attitude and experience  

  • Demonstrable experience in the area of product engineering. Preferably the candidate would have developed a commercial mechanical/electro-mechanical product that has been sold in recent years.
  • Demonstrable experience in testing of product for functionality.
  • Experience in sizing mechanisms using first principles.
  • Experience using structural hand-calculations to validate a design.
  • Experience with any precision CAD software (Solidworks, Pro Engineer, etc)
  • Experience in tolerance analysis (worst case or statistical)
  • Experience in GD&T using ISO 1101, 2692 & 5458 or ASME Y14.5 to achieve high-reliability and performance.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes to aid design and ease of manufacture.
  • Experience in designing with machine & fastening elements.
  • Experience with Python programming
  • Experience with microcontrollers
  • Experience developing test-rigs
  • Experience with developing test plans 
  • Experience managing communications with suppliers.  

Nice to have  

  • Experience with Assembly, Integration and Testing of aerospace or automotive product.
  • Experience in Failure modes, effects & reliability analysis.
  • Previous 6 month placement covering required skills & experience.