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AI-powered waste sorting & analytics

Mechanical Engineering Intern

£18k – £18k
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Do you want a rubbish job?

At Recycleye, we’re on a mission to build the recycling industry of the 21st century. One of the world’s biggest challenges is waste - how do you sort it, store it, and reuse it? Recycleye’s proprietary waste-sorting technology solves this issue for waste handlers and accelerates the world’s transition to a circular economy.

We’re looking for a mechanical engineering intern to join us at a key early stage hire on our journey to develop the recycling infrastructure of the future. You’ll have the opportunity to play an integral role in building the technology behind a world-changing product, while developing your own skills and qualifications.

About Recycleye
Currently, the sorting of waste materials still relies on manual workers. This is expensive, slow, and inaccurate. It’s estimated that the average materials recovery facility spends 60% of their operating costs on these manual workers. To date, AI and robotics have not been advanced enough to reduce this cost and make recycling cheaper, more efficient, and more widespread.

At Recycleye we’ve taken this into our own hands and decided to create the future. Recycleye’s ground-breaking computer vision technology allows the automatic identification of waste while our robotic picker system sorts it accordingly. Combined, they replicate the capabilities of the human brain, eye, and arm. We predict our technology will save the average materials recovery facility over $4 million.

Our technology stands to change the way recycling is done and we have received significant traction. We have a technology development partnership with Microsoft, are members of the world-leading Plug and Play accelerator and have received grants from the UK government.

The Role
The student will have to do 3D CAD design and technical drawings (sheet metal and 3D printing mainly) using Fusion360. Some of it will be for the improvement of our current vision system whilst another part will be more R&D/blue-sky work on the various other projects we have which revolve more around robotics. The workload will be 60% design and 40% making, therefore we are looking for someone that like hands-on work, and with basic knowledge of electronics, etc.

We strongly believe in upskilling and therefore value commitment and personality over current ability.

We believe we’re on the verge of changing the world and by joining our small but dedicated team of 12 you can come to work every day knowing you’re making a difference. There’s no time to waste!

You’re a good fit if you:
• Are passionate about the green revolution
• Are ambitious and want to change the world
• Self-motivated and has lots of initiative
• Wants to be in a fast-paced environment
• Have a growth mindset and are willing to learn and adapt
• Are excited about being an early stage hire in a start-up

Necessary Skills/Experience:
• 3D modelling tools
• Understanding of mechanics
• Basic knowledge of electronics

Bonus Points:
• Experience with robotics or/and sensors

Benefits:
• Flexible working hours and location
• Extensive upskilling opportunities
• Potential to convert to a full time hire upon completion of the internship

How To Apply:
Interested? Let’s talk trash. To apply please send a CV to hello@recycleye.com. The recruitment process will involve two stages of interview.

Closing Date: 15th of October (hiring on a rolling basis)

Recycleye at a glance

AI-powered waste sorting & analytics

Recycleye focuses on Cloud Computing, Robotics, Computer Vision, and Internet of Things. Their company has offices in London. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at https://recycleye.com or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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