Rapid Prototype Engineer Industrial Placement Plymouth 2024

Collins Aerospace, an RTX company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. We have the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

At the Plymouth location we design and manufacture products for control, navigation and guidance for surface and air applications in the global aerospace and defence markets. Our world leading products include the innovative MEMS based IMUs and the digital terrain reference navigation system, TERPROM®.

To support our existing business and enable future growth we are seeking an Industrial Placement student to join our Rapid Prototype Engineering team on a 12-month placement commencing in Sept 24.

Primary responsibilities 

  • To gain an underlying knowledge of business processes and the product lifecycle
  • Learn and apply the technology used in our inertial products
  • Research and understanding how our current gyroscopes and accelerometers work
  • Support the design, development and testing of pre-production products
  • Produce documentation as directed
  • Configure new hardware designs
  • Build prototype electronic circuits
  • Present new designs and ideas to design authorities

Skills and experience required

  • Self-motivated, diligent and excited by STEM subjects
  • You will either have recently completed A levels (or equivalent level) in STEM related subjects or be working towards qualification to degree level in an Engineering discipline, Mathematics or other closely related discipline
  • A keen interest in product development within military or civil aerospace
  • Competent in technical report writing and presentations
  • A team player and effective communicator
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise own work

In return we offer a benefits package which includes a competitive base salary as well as 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays. In addition, there is an Employee Assistance Programme, ability to buy and sell holidays, cycle to work scheme, employee discounts, a fantastic pension scheme, discounted gym membership and much, much more.

We offer a clean, safe and modern work environment located in a lively ocean city situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park with access to numerous water and outdoor sports.

What else? Many of our graduates commenced their time with us on Industrial Placements and have both enjoyed the work and demonstrated great potential. This could be you, and if so you may have the option of sponsorship and paid engineering work throughout your degree studies. After that you will join our two year Graduate Development Programme. Then? Well like our products, the sky’s the limit!

More about us

Our Plymouth business forms part the Mission Systems team which helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialised aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow.

At Collins Aerospace we believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.

Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today. Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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