14/11/2018 Airbus Bristol BS99 7AR

Engineering Internship – Airframe Tolerancing (Dimensional Variation Management) 10418184

  • Sector: engineering, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Bristol
Engineering Internship – Airframe Tolerancing (Dimensional Variation Management)  10418184

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job
Start date: 1st July 2019

Duration: 12 Months

The Airbus Airframe Key Characteristics and Tolerancing (KC&T) Engineering department provides specialist tolerance (dimensional variation management) solutions to all new and existing Airbus programmes, working primarily on wing structures, but also on systems, cabin and cargo. The department works with manufacturing, design, aerodynamic and quality departments among others within a global digitised environment.

The department has representatives in the UK, France, Germany and Spain, and is managed centrally from Toulouse.

Tasks & accountabilities
During the internship you will support the department to provide the engineering programmes with specialist tolerance inputs and outputs. Your tasks will include:

1D/2D tolerance analysis using stack-chaining methods and tools
3D tolerance analysis using CATIA V5 3D CAD and integrated 3D specialist tolerancing software
Identification and management of tolerances in the toolsets
Identification and management of tolerance share agreements and definition for engineering drawings
Statistical analysis of data
Creation and update of engineering drawings
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills
You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the internship, studying towards an Engineering degree, preferably Mechanical or Aerospace.

You should also have the following skills:


Good understanding of mechanics and geometry
Ability to work in a multi-functional team environment
Good communication and presentation skills
Good report writing skills
Competent user of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Specific – gained either through course syllabus or additional reading:

Knowledge of tolerancing standards such as ISO1101 (or similar) Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) / Geometric Product Specification (GPS) and EN9100 Key Characteristic (KC)
Principles and application of Datum and Reference Systems
Awareness or experience of tolerancing methods
Awareness or experience of 3D modelling techniques and tools (CAD software, CATIA)

COUNTRY          United Kingdom

LOCATION        Bristol & FiltonDIVISIONAirbus (Commercial Aircraft), Airbus (Corporate Functions)

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