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European Student Placement Agency

Ultrasonic Engineer


ESPA finds the best international interns for the best companies in the UK and Ireland. For each of our internships you will be provided with accomodation and commute during the full duration of your stay. Our service is free to students so hesitate no more and apply for the internship that suits you!


The host company is a spin-out from the Institute for Materials Research of the University of Leeds, who aim to be a world leader in their field. They specialise in high performance, extreme environment piezoelectric devices and materials, offering a range of sensors, actuators and transducer devices based on its novel piezoelectric materials, with applications in areas such as condition monitoring and flow measurement in demanding environments.

The company is currently looking for an Ultrasonic Device Development Engineer who will be a key contributor to a developing design and production team, responsible for devising and implementing new high temperature piezoelectric transducers. You will work closely with Materials and Electro-mechanical Engineers and Technical / Operational Directors to lead the development of client demands in to prototype designs. You will also work with the technical and business team, to achieve the collective commercial goals of the company.



Design and deploy ultrasonic devices (sensors, transducers) for demanding environment applications, with a thorough understanding of and experience in ultrasonic transducer physics, assembly - including electronic matching network - interconnects and packaging.
Ability to contribute to modelling and simulating acoustic/piezoelectric devices, for example, using Matlab, beam tracing tools, and FEA.
Organize knowledge of manufacturing techniques, assembly, and applicability to designs.
Contribute to directing a developing team in construction of ultrasonic tools.  
Communicate with suppliers to resolve issues and ensure product requirements are met and organize knowledge of manufacturing techniques, assembly, and applicability to designs
Responsible and accountable for carrying out the requirements and contributing to the development and maintenance of the company’s quality assurance and health and safety requirements.
Contribute to electronic tools strategy and contribute to schedules for hardware and software activities

Personal Skills

Background in Science or Engineering, with knowledge/interest in ultrasound physics, signal processing, transducer design, modelling and assembly.
Knowledge/interest in materials selection ; electrical matching and interconnects, packaging ; CAD design and beam tracing and/or FEA - particularly in ultrasound / NDT;
Ability to manage own time and meet deadline and to perform independently
Potential to contribute to new device ideas through proven analytical thinking.  
Flexible, and able to work in a small team as well as independently, in a dynamic small-company environment with minimal direction.
Skilled at one or more programming language (C++, Matlab, LabVIEW etc).
Proven skills in data management and presentation.
Demonstrable desire to contribute to hands-on approach to device assembly, test and evaluation.


We bieden aan

BENEFITS: All ESPA’s services are free for students and alumni. The benefits are:


Paid Accommodation.
Paid Utility Bills (electricity, gas, water and council tax) + Internet Access
Commuter travel to work (accommodation will be found within an acceptable commuting distance from the workplace, if that requires more than a sensible walk then a bus/train ticket will be provided).


This will be sourced and managed on your behalf by ESPA. These benefits have an approximate value of 700€-1000€ per month (depending on location).


There is no salary over and above the benefits offered, unless specifically stated.


To know more, please visit: www.espauk.com

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