Job Title:  Student Placement - Mechanical Engineer


Leicester, LEC, GB, LE49JQ

Business Unit:  Taylor Hobson
Posting Date:  Nov 2, 2023
Job Description: 



AMETEK is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced analytical, test and measurement instrumentation for the energy, aerospace, power, research, medical and industrial markets.

As a leading global provider of differentiated electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, AMETEK are proud to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. Their strength comes from four key areas: Niche Market Focus, Growth Model, People and Culture, Performance.

  • Annual sales of over $6 billion with approximately 50% of sales outside U.S.
  • Distributed operating structure with ~18,500 colleagues in over 30 countries
  • Diverse set of niche markets and applications served
  • Core Values include Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork and Social Responsibility


AMETEK is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AME) and a component of the S&P 500




Business Unit


Established in 1886, Taylor Hobson is the world leader in surface and form metrology and developed the first Roundness and Surface Finish measuring instruments.

We provide contact and non-contact measurement solutions for the most demanding applications on a global basis, with a worldwide infrastructure to support our clients; we are a truly global ultra-precision metrology company.

We are pioneers, continually developing our products to meet the ever-increasing demands of next generation technologies, particularly in Optics, Bearings, Space, Defence, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical and Renewable Energy technologies.

Taylor Hobson's world leading brands include: Talyrond®, Form Talysurf® PGI, Form Talysurf® i-Series, Surtronic®, LUPHOScan, Formalysurf® PGI Optics, Talyvel®, Autocollimators, Micro-Alignment Telescope and AMECare.

Taylor Hobson is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc. which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5.5 billion.




Key Responsibilities


Two exciting and dynamic roles within the R&D team has arisen in the form of a year-long internship as Mechanical Placement Engineers.

This role will introduce the successful applicants to the lifecycle of product design down to nanometre scale measurement via the New Product Development and Engineering Change processes.

Due to the varied nature of projects running through the R&D department, there will be interaction with numerous different departments within the business, and the Mechanical Placement Engineer will be encouraged to liaise and cooperate to maximise the outputs of individuals, departments, and business unit, thereby having a positive influence on corporate goals.


The main duties and responsibilities will be to:

Develop CAD/FEA skills alongside practical metrology principles

Use developed skills to integrate into design reviews so the department can reach the desired outcome meeting specifications and criteria specified by customers, be it internal and external.

Work on concepts and drive them towards prototypes for testing and evaluation under the mentorship of a senior or principal engineer

Communicate effectively through a range of methods to ensure all stakeholders can make informed decisions and see the influences these choices have on the next stage of a project.



Skills Required


The successful applicant should have a can-do, open-minded approach to problem solving. In addition, desirable skills are

CAD knowledge (SolidWorks preferable)

Numerical analysis skills, using hand calcs through to simple FEA/CFD computation

Strong communicator through various mediums




Enrolled in a BEng or MEng Mechanical Engineering degree (or equivalent) with an expected 2:1 classification as a minimum.


What we offer you


  • Taylor Hobson offers a fun, relaxed, supportive working environment along with:
  • 1 pm Friday finish
  • Competitive salary and 28 days holiday including Easter & Christmas
  • Perkbox – Corporate discounts, GP service & 24-hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Continuous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre




AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.