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Mechatronics Engineer Placement 2018

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Posted: October 10th, 2017

Placement Opportunities


Multimatic is a privately held, global enterprise supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry

Multimatic’s core competencies include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension systems and body structures, vehicle dynamics engineering, as well as the design and development of lightweight composite automotive systems. In addition, Multimatic delivers niche vehicle design, development and production for road and race applications.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Multimatic has manufacturing divisions and engineering facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, and alliance relationships with partners around the world.

Multimatic is comprised of three operating groups: Multimatic MechanismsMultimatic Structures & Suspension and Multimatic Engineering.

Through its European Technical Centre (MTCE), Multimatic is offering a student placement program for bright, enthusiastic engineers to be based in Thetford, Norfolk, for a period of up to one year.


Multimatic Offers


  • Exposure to world class automotive engineering projects
  • A mentored placement for up to 12 months
  • Assistance in developing engineering skills and knowledge
  • Assistance with IMechE membership and mentoring
  • Assistance with final year project subjects and ideas
  • An exciting opportunity for career minded engineers

The ideal candidates for these positions will be on track for a high-level BEng or MEng degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive Engineering or similar. The ideal candidates will need to demonstrate a passion and drive to become a world class engineer.

All candidates must be willing to travel, if required, and should hold a current passport and Right to work in the UK. A driving licence would be highly advantageous.


Mechatronics Engineer Placement

Job Title: Student Mechatronics Engineer

Department: Mechatronics

Duration: 10 – 12 Months

Scope of Position:

MTCE is currently seeking to recruit reliable and energetic placement students for our Mechatronics Department, to join the team delivering OEM, motorsport and niche vehicle mechatronics solutions to engineering and production facilities within Multimatic.

As an undergraduate Mechatronics Engineer, you will join the team in supporting multiple production groups, with exposure to a wide spectrum of projects across the business.



  • Testing 2 Months
  • Mechatronics Engineering 8 – 10 Months

Key Requirements:

  • Understanding of working with 16/32-bit controllers from Freescale, Infineon, Microchip etc.
  • Experience developing embedded systems using:

C/C++ programming including MISRA Coding Standards, Embedded C(++)

Assembly level programming  

  • Experience with communication protocols including network modelling such as:


  • Understanding of power electronics, DC and AC motors, motor controllers, power conversion, power storage, signal conditioning and digital communication
  • Experience with automotive and industrial control and electro-mechanical systems, data acquisition techniques/equipment, including associated transducers and instrumentation
  • Hands-on experience with vehicle instrumentation and sensor conditioning
  • Exposure to electronic system testing procedures and tools
  • Exposure to vehicle telematics and infotainment
  • Overall knowledge of the automotive and related electronics industries
  • Preferably, but not required, some experience working with Vector Tools such as VFlash, CANalyzer or CANoe
  • Flexibility to work on a variety of tasks as and when required
  • Ability to work to all relevant company guidelines and procedures

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.