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Year in Industry - Mechanical Design Engineer



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the innovative team at Recycleye and revolutionize recycling with cutting-edge AI technology


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London United Kingdom

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Organisation summary: Recycleye is on an ambitious mission to transform recycling economics through state-of-the-art AI and automated sorting technologies. Founded in 2019, we're rapidly expanding, with our systems already utilized by top waste management firms in Europe and the US. Our technology is critical in a world where only 9% of plastic waste has been recycled, according to the OECD. By turning waste into a resource, we're proudly making a sustainable impact. Join us and be a part of this crucial environmental revolution, contributing to a company that values empowerment, inclusivity, perseverance, and offers incredible benefits, including unlimited holidays.

  • Research and improve pneumatic, robotic, and mechanical systems.
  • Develop and trial new product lines using SolidWorks.
  • Provide first-line engineering support and proactive improvement works.
  • Offer off-site support to clients and contribute to product consistency.
  • Engage in value engineering to enhance product design.
  • Ensure a safe working environment and adhere to safety protocols.
  • Receive clear objectives with regular reviews during your year.
  • On track for a 2.1 in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Passionate about environmental sustainability and recycling industry challenges.
  • Willing to travel within Europe and commute to London.
  • Strong communicator.
  • Experience with power tools and equipment assembly preferred.
  • A proactive problem-solver in engineering.
  • Open to candidates who bring diverse perspectives to the team.
  • Competitive and equitable salary.
  • Unlimited holiday policy.
  • Inclusive team environment with social events.
  • Access to healthcare from day one.
  • Annual company retreats.

The shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews in the first week of April 2024. 

A little bit about us   

At Recycleye, we're changing recycling. We've developed ground-breaking AI that works with automated sorting tech like robots and optical sorters to make waste sorting more profitable. Because the truth is, if you can't afford to sort it, you can't recycle it, so we're changing that! We were founded in 2019, and have been growing rapidly ever since, with installations of our technology at leading waste management companies across Europe and the US.    

We partner with our clients to help them produce higher quality outputs, transforming the economics of waste sorting and recycling – it's all about our vision to turn the world’s waste into resource. And our work has never been needed more. According to the OECD, only 9% of plastic waste has ever been recycled, so we’re proud that our work helps to make the recycling of waste materials more attractive.   

Be part of it – come and join us!  

Why choose to work at Recycleye? Our team works together to grow and succeed, driven by our shared values of empowerment, inclusivity, and perseverance. We offer great benefits (which we think punch above our weight), built-in upskilling and unlimited holiday (yes, really).   

We know that our mission will be achieved by having the most passionate, driven, talented, and all-around best people on our team. So come and shape the future and help turn trash into treasure!  

We already count several of the world’s largest waste management companies among our clients and are experiencing accelerated growth. We now need a Year in Industry Mechanical Design Engineer to help with the continuous development of our product. 

You will play a crucial role in improving our mechanical subsystems and reviewing our current systems to establish products that thrive in an industrial environment. Working closely both with the hardware team and the projects team, you will be based in our space in London with the occasional site visit to increase industrial understanding. This is a role with a lot of variety around an innovative and interesting product in a fast-paced start up environment. 

The Role

  • Research projects to improve pneumatic, robotic, and mechanical performance. 
  • Trial new product lines to help us pick more waste, in less time. 
  • Use SolidWorks to develop complex designs and drawings, and deal with suppliers to quote and order. 
  • Play a vital part in supporting Recycleye by providing our first response to engineering issues, reactive and planned maintenance activities, as well as proactive improvement works. 
  • Supply off-site support to our clients to improve the consistency of our products. 
  • Help to evolve and improve our existing systems as we grow, with feedback to the projects and tech team. 
  • Review our product from a value engineering perspective. 
  • Work safely at all times following risk assessments and work instructions and maintain a clean working environment. 
  • Improve our product and processes to aid the company’s scalability and quality. 
  • You’ll be set clear objectives for your year, with regular reviews to ensure progress for both you and the company. You may also have the opportunity to have input on the work you do. 


  • On track for at least a 2.1 in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent subject
  • Passionate about environmental issues and solving the problems within the recycling industry
  • Open to some travel within Europe
  • Within a commutable distance from London
  • Good communication skills

It’s a bonus if you have...

  • Experience with power tools and how to use them safely
  • Experience assembling and installing equipment in situ
  • Pro-active mindset in identifying problems and solutions in various engineering products, projects, and processes

Even if you don’t tick every box listed above but are motivated by our work and believe you can make a difference on our team, we’d really love to hear from you – so please do apply and drop us a note about what you bring!

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if your background enables you to bring a different perspective to our team.


  • An excellent salary that’s both equitable and reviewed regularly
  • Unlimited holiday
  • A welcoming and inclusive team environment with monthly company-wide socials
  • Plenty of opportunities for training and personal development
  • Healthcare coverage – Vitality is available from your very first day!
  • The opportunity to come on an annual company retreat

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