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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Mechanical Engineering Placement Student in Antrim, United Kingdom

Sensata Technologies in Antrim has five Mechanical focused Product Design & Analysis Teams totalling over 46 people and consisting of Engineers, Technical Specialists, Managers, Technicians & Students. We require high calibre Undergraduate Engineers to join our teams on 12 Month Placement, supporting development of our world-leading products, as part of a Global organisation.

We are looking for innovative engineering students to align with our Mission Statement: Be a Great Team, Shape Our Future and Do It Better.


Responsibilities include:

  • Component & Assembly Design, CAD studies and 2D Drawings

  • Organising & building of prototype components

  • Conducting mechanical component testing & report writing

  • Processing design changes using PLM system

  • General Engineering Team support activities

Essential Criteria:

  • Enrolment and partial completion of Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Averaging 2:1) or equivalent

  • Experience in 3D CAD packages & 2D drawing preparation

  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) & interpersonal skills

  • Highly computer literate / proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Initiative, team working, research & problem-solving skills are essential

  • A valid driving licence and access to a car is required

Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge of SolidWorks and/or CATIA Modelling Packages

  • Experience of plastics and/or rubber moulding

  • Experience of high volume manufacturing processes

  • Technical Interests / Hobbies including hands-on experience

This will be a full-time role based in Antrim, Northern Ireland for approx. 12 months duration. Occasional travel may be required, e.g. visiting Customers, Suppliers & other Sensata R&D/Manufacturing sites.

Please ensure your CV includes your module marks to date.


We offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including paid overtime

  • Flexible working hours, including an early finish on Fridays

  • Experience of the automotive industry, development of core engineering skills and practical application of Academic learning

  • A comprehensive Induction Programme for all new employees

  • ILM accredited development Undergraduate Programme, including Team-building, Soft Skills Development, Networking and Volunteering opportunities


Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

If you are an individual who requires a reasonable accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which you applied, please make a request to the recruiter or contact .

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Our vision is to be a world leader in mission-critical sensing and electrical protection while satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, efficiency and a clean environment and being a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. Our sensors are the fundamental building blocks needed for a smart, connected, electrified and, ultimately, autonomous world. Click here to find out more about our Future Focus at

Sensing is what we do.

In fact, our name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensate for ‘those gifted with sense’. Our focus on sensing is also reflected in our logo, which spells Sensata in Braille.

Sensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and controls designed to make the world cleaner, safer and more efficient. Mission-critical means products that are essential and difficult to do. You’ll find our 47,000 unique products in many applications anywhere from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls.

Sensata devices are in systems that protect people and the environment, so what we do matters. We take pride in knowing our technologies improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day.

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We are dedicated to ensuring our employees feel a sense of belonging at and respect every day. We believe that every individual has unique insights that others can learn from. Working at Sensata means you can bring your whole self to the table. Our goal is to achieve fair representation of women, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and all types of diversity among all levels in our organization.