Hardware Engineering Placement Student

Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies

Other Engineering
antrim bt41, uk
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023
We are offering an exciting opportunity to be part of our Placement Development Programme within our Research and Development teams. The roles available encompass hardware and software development opportunities and activities, along with component and system testing in an automotive environment. As a placement engineer you will have the opportunity to apply new concepts and ideas, learn new development tools, avail of our highly specialised laboratories and gain technical knowledge to develop your career in these exciting fields of engineering.

We are currently recruiting for a range of roles which include Systems Verification, Hardware, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Technology Development across the Antrim site.

This will be a full-time role based in Antrim, Northern Ireland for approx. 12 months duration.

There are a wide range of tasks/learning opportunities available within these roles which include:

  • Understand how the hardware blocks within the Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensor work together to provide a system level solution.
  • Perform testing on our Tire Pressure Sensors and future products portfolio using Laboratory measurement equipment and our fleet of test vehicles. Full training will be provided.
  • Appreciation that specification and testing have a key relationship in a successful product – defining tests to exercise new hardware.
  • Testing sensors using our full suite of laboratory equipment.
  • Provide support to other teams, liaising with ASIC software and verification teams.
  • The opportunity to undertake a long-term Research & Development project to increase your knowledge base and add a current gap within the team.
  • Opportunity to travel for testing at our customer sites across the globe.
  • An element of coding to facilitate automated testing
  • Planning and execution of testing designs and efficient recording and communication of the results in an effort to remove defects.
  • Training of PCB Layout Techniques and core EMC Design Principles you will be given an invaluable toolset for your future career. After which you’ll understand best practices e.g. to mitigate a speaker crackling when receiving a text message.
  • Embedded software design
  • Component sourcing
  • PC Application Development

Essential Criteria:

  • You should be studying a degree in Software, Electrical, Electronics, System Design or similar technical degree
  • Exhibit drive, enthusiasm and ambition to succeed in an automotive design environment
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates good team-working skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to work of own initiative

Additional information:

  • Start times from 7:30 to 9:30 (fully flexible)
  • 33 Days Holidays (pro-rata)
  • Overtime/Time off in Lieu: work extra hours and get paid them or switch into holiday hours
  • Enrolment onto our Placement Programme
  • Free onsite parking

Sensata is committed to the provision of training and development opportunities. A comprehensive Induction programme is also available to all our new placement students.

Please note that all successful candidates must undergo a medical examination which includes a drugs test.


  • 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

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