8 months ago
Industrial Placement - Design - Accessories
First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacturing in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.
Building around 60,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British Motorcycle Manufacturer and has over 750 Dealers across the world.
At the heart of Triumph’s philosophy is a commitment and passion to develop truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance to enjoy the perfect ride.
This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 litre Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple, the TT winning SuperSports Daytona 675R, class defining Tiger 800, transcontinental Tiger Explorer and the iconic Triumph Bonneville family.
Triumph currently employs around 2000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Benelux, Brazil, India and Thailand, as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.
Duties & responsibilities
• An industrial placement within the Genuine Accessories Design Department at Triumph, is ideally suited to both Product Design and Mechanical Engineering students. Although candidates with other degrees will also be considered.
• You should also be on track for achieving a 2:1 or above in your degree.
• Whilst working on motorcycle componentry for various models, from the latest in sports bike design, to modern classics and cruisers, you will be exposed to the full product development cycle from initial concept, styling, engineering, testing and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), to detailing and specifying components for production, you will be required to design components incorporating a broad range of features and requirements to reach a final design solution.
• You will be working on projects involving extensive interdisciplinary engineering design, developing components in conjunction with worldwide suppliers.
• During your time within the Accessories Design Department you will have the support of an experienced Design Engineer. They will be assigned to you, as a mentor, for the full period of your placement. Regular reviews will be conducted to assist your development.
• Working with your mentor, experience can be gained in a broad range of manufacturing processes including; casting, injection moulding, forging, sheet metal fabrication and machined component design and development.
• As part of your role you will be required to work with 3D CAD to create models and production drawings. Comprehensive training will be provided in PTC Creo3, as well as all of the supporting systems that are used in the Accessories Design Department.
• The Accessory department encompasses the following business activities; Marketing, Product Planning, Purchasing, Production Engineering, Quality and Customer Support. During your induction, you will spend a period of time within each of these departments, and others across the wider company. This will allow you to gain an understanding of how these activities interact with design, and provide an appreciation of the support required to deliver a product to market.
• Produce motorcycle equipment schemes on 3D CAD
• Produce completed designs with full consideration given to the following;
o Heat Treatment
o Surface Finish
o Geometric Tolerances o Manufacturing method
o Duty & strength calculations
o Corrosion resistance
o Ease of assembly & component clearances
o Cost o Mass o Compliance with internal procedures and homologation requirements
• Release components and kits through the internal design change system.
• Liaise closely with other Triumph departments and external suppliers.
• Create and update bill of materials lists (BOM)
• Document test work, design decisions and engineering justifications in the form of technical reports.
• Use computer programs and advanced analysis for initial validation investigations such as Finite Element Analysis(e.g. FEA).
Training is provided as required The CVs will be considered by the department managers during January 2018 and successful candidates will be asked to complete 3 aptitude tests together with a personality questionnaire. Applicants who successfully pass the shortlist will then be invited in to Triumph to take part in an assessment day which includes a group exercise. This entails problem solving as part of a group.
Candidates will be observed during the process and their team working abilities assessed accordingly.
As part of the session, applicants are taken on a factory tour and there will be the opportunity to ask questions. The final stage of the assessment day will involve attending a formal interview with managers from the Accessories Design department, following which a selection will then be made.
All application assessments and interviews are held at the factory in Hinckley.
Please note that this role is only open to Undergraduates who need to undertake a year out in industry as part of their degree course.
Triumph offers a variety of competitive benefit schemes which can be utilised by all staff including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, a Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Free Parking, Subsidised Canteen etc.
Additionally, all staff have the opportunity to purchase motorcycles, clothing and accessories at a heavily discounted rate.