Mechanical Development leads testing, development and validation of engines,engine systemsand components to meet durability, functional and/or reliability targets, through rig, dynamometer and vehicle testing. This includes leading the application of a wide range of instrumentation and procedures. Mechanical Development also provides failure investigation, issue resolution and solution validation services both during development and in field warranty investigations. The department holds procedures and process documentation to support these activities.
As a placement student in Test Operations you can expect to be given a very high level of responsibility throughout your placement whilst working on projects across a range of our test facilities including engine, e-machine and vehicle test. You will typically be in direct contact with our customers and will be responsible for ensuring data quality, optimising measurement equipment and ensuring test procedures and processes are adhered to at all times. With experience and hard work you will be given the opportunity to take the lead on many of these projects.
Mechanical Design is responsible for the design of all automotive and propulsion system products including Engines, Driveline and Transmissions, Vehicle Systems, Battery Systems & Electric Motors. We are responsible for full product architecture definition to detailed component design. Typical projects range from multi-phase, clean-sheet product design to design reviews and design solutions to solve specific issues. We create concepts that meet customer requirements and turn them in to volume manufacturable products. We use multiple CAD and PLM systems to create and manage design data from creation to production release.