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Known globally for the development of revolutionary technologies, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures glucose monitoring systems for use in both home and hospital settings. At Witney we focus on driving innovation in the manufacture of sophisticated electrodes and biosensors used daily by diabetes patients and healthcare professionals globally. The innovations we have delivered over the last 20 years have had a lasting impact on the quality of life our end-users and their families. We are very excited about the future benefits we can offer those families with some of the innovations we have planned.

The role

We have an opportunity for a System Engineering Intern to join our Operations Engineering Group. Our engineering team consist of individuals bringing a diverse mix of backgrounds, experiences, and competencies.

As a System Engineer Intern, your role will be to support new software solutions within our high-volume machines. You will help and work closely within the production engineering team to propose new solutions and mitigations to any identified opportunities in the machine’s performance. You will contribute delivering important projects for the site.

About you

We are looking for someone who is interested in automation and machine code (PLC), and who is working towards a degree in engineering, electrical engineering or similar subject matter, requiring a year in industry placement as part of the qualification.

By the end of this internship placement, you will have gained a working knowledge of complex automated machine systems, their structure and the basic principles of how an industrial machine works. You will have worked in our Operations Engineering department where you will have met passionate people with very different skills and background, and gained knowledge in Programable Logic Controller programming languages and their possibilities at the heart of the modern industrial machines.

We have a highly collaborative ethos at Witney, which is supported by a strong network of professional and extra-curricular communities. ADC Witney is committed to growing diverse and inclusive teams. As such, we would be keen to discuss your application if the job description appeals, even if there are specific areas where you don’t have previous experience or would require training support.