• Mechanical Engineering Placement Student

    Job Locations UK-Andover
    Posted Date 3 months ago(04/12/2018 08:42)
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  • Overview

    In 1867 Joseph Stannah first opened his doors for business in Bankside, London. Now 150 years later, we are still a British family owned and run business, managed by Joseph’s great, great grandchildren: Patrick, Jon, Nick and Alistair.


    Based in Andover, our engineering team go in to meticulous detail to ensure every aspect of our Stairlifts are scrutinised, perfected and adheres to regulations from around the world. We take our commitment to manufacturing standards very seriously and have worked with standards agencies to help develop many of today’s guidelines.

    Stannah currently export Stairlifts to over 40 countries worldwide. This year’s annual turnover is expected to be over 150 million pounds.



    The successful candidate will be given a fantastic opportunity to work within a team environment, under the relevant lead or senior Engineer.

    Working on current projects and using knowledge learnt through their studies, whilst gaining real work experience


    • To work closely with the senior and lead mechanical engineers in delivery of your own project sub system.
    • Working closely with end users, engineers, marketing and other departments throughout the design and build process.
    • Plan and communicate your delivery to other stakeholders and lead your own design reviews.
    • Carry out physical testing within our engineering test centres.


    • Producing reports and presenting to colleagues and/or senior management.
    • Solving real life problems, working on projects with deadlines.
    • Problem solving, design evaluation and implementation using a variety of tools.
    • Evaluate the risk to your solutions by identifying, evaluating and mitigating them.
    • DFMEA, specification management, test design and implementation.
    • Verify your work and provide evidence of compliance to international standards.




    • Essential - Have strong problem-solving skills to come up with ideas and a logical approach to develop them.
    • Essential - Currently studying an Engineering degree.
    • Essential - Excellent communication skills.
    • Essential - Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workloads.
    • Desirable - Experience in FEA or good structural understanding.
    • Desirable - Good understanding of materials, technologies, manufacturing processes and construction methods.
    • Desirable - Competent in CAD packages, preferably CREO.



    Personal Attributes and Behaviours


    • Friendly and approachable personality, with the ability to interact at all levels and with different departments.
    • Calm & effective under pressure.
    • A clear passion and drive for engineering with a confident and proactive nature.
    • Enjoy problem solving.
    • Determination to get things done and constantly looking for better ways of doing things.
    • Have the desire to learn and develop as an engineer.


    We are a company who are pioneers of forward thinking, we never forget that vital to our success is the amazing people who work for us and the commitment we have to our customers. We have carefully selected following benefits which complement our employees lifestyles


    Benefits Include


    • 25 days holiday + the option to purchase another 5 days + additional long service holiday
    • Company Benefits Discount/ Rewards Scheme- including cinema discounts, annual free flu jab, discounted hotel and theme park stays and discounts off many high street shops.
    • Quarterly Bonus
    • Subsidised Pension
    • Health Cash Plan covering routine treatment and prescriptions
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Free onsite parking
    • Employee Assistance Programme


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