We believe in creating an environment where our placement student really can learn and develop during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. You will become an integral part of the team from day one and be encouraged to bring your own ideas to the table – having the opportunity to really showcase what you can do.
BMW Group Plant Hams Hall is a modern, state-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility, located just outside Birmingham, UK. Producing the latest generation of three and four cylinder petrol engines, and precision machining key engine components, the plant has recently celebrated 20 years of successful production. Operating seven days a week, with more than one engine rolling off the line per minute, the plant plays a key role in BMW Group’s global production network, supplying engines for BMW and MINI, including some of the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Mechanical Systems and Project Engineer Graduate (September 2022)
We are currently seeking a committed and driven individual to join our Quality Department for a 24-month graduate programme, commencing September 2022. The Quality Department as a whole is responsible for maintaining and improving the quality management system for the whole plant, interfacing with the Machining and Assembly production departments particularly. This graduate role will entail working primarily within our Product Audit & Performance Test and Metrology & Calibration Services departments. Product Audit and Performance Test has the responsibility of ensuring that all Powertrain units built at Hams Hall conform to the Engineering Design specifications and legal requirements, including petrol combustion engines and High Voltage Batteries- whilst our Metrology and Calibration Services department provides measurement services to the organisation. We ensure the validity of measurements are maintained to acceptable requirements, involving the calibration of equipment, to bespoke measurements of all components used in the production process.
What will you be doing?
New Product Introduction - ensuring all facilities and processes are in place to support new engine variants and technical upgrades to new model introduction.
Data Management & Analytics - supporting systems used for data management and analysis, including programming, and creating visualisation software.
Facility Management - update and upgrade facilities for process improvement activities.
Project Management - support Engineer with project management activities, including leading project review meeting to managing the expedition of tasks.
Prepare process documentations.
Verify Test & Measurement Data - be able to discern measurement results and plan next steps.
Problem Resolution - support and sometimes lead technical investigations to support area goals.
Qualifications and Experience
Successfully completed a university degree in an Engineering related discipline (eg. Mechanical, Production, Mechatronics), to a 2:2 standard or higher.
Relevant industrial experience would be advantageous but is not essential.
Excellent IT skills (in particular Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
Excellent English communication skills (German is an advantage), and the ability to work well within a team.
Strong commitment and ability to work independently, with excellent organisation and time management skills.
An ability to understand engineering drawings and measurement principles, as well as a systematic approach to problem solving.
You will need a valid driving licence for this position.
Why choose us?
Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £31,000, 26 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and a pension scheme as well as a subsided on-site restaurant.
Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 39 hours a week, with a half-day on a Friday helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
Exciting Additional Benefits - Throughout your graduate scheme you will be supported by our experts and many fellow graduates, including an individually assigned mentor. The option to purchase or lease a BMW or MINI vehicle of your choice at a very special and reduced rate as part of your benefits package.
What do you need to do now?
If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.
The next stages of the recruiting process could include: online testing, video interview and then a face to face, or telephone or virtual interview with the hiring manager. This may be in the form of an assessment centre.
We operate rolling recruitment, this means we may close the application window earlier than identified, if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed, and include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.
To be eligible for this position, you must have achieved a minimum of a 2:2 in your Bachelors degree, or a pass in your Masters studies, and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK.
We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 31st October 2021
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