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DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN - TEST

Overall purpose of role

Set up and perform product tests robustly and in a timely manner, whilst ensuring impartiality of testing. To assist in product & process trouble shooting as required.

Contribute to continuous improvement in all test & development related activities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work in accordance with Engineering and Test procedures.
  • Work in accordance with QS 9001 & ISO 17025 requirements.
  • Assemble test sample parts and test fixtures.
  • Set up test instrumentation on test samples and rigs.
  • Monitor test rig condition for safety and performance.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on test rigs and equipment.
  • Calibrate test instruments as required.
  • Document test procedures.
  • Conduct a wide range of product tests including static, quasi-static, dynamic, durability & environmental tests.
  • Accurately record test information and maintain test records.
  • Safely strip and examine buffers (under customer witness if required) whilst minimising damage.
  • Assist in the specification and set up of new test fixtures.
  • Maintain cleanliness in the laboratory and other test facilities.
  • Identify & advise Engineers on product manufacturing and performance issues.
  • Support quality & warranty department with customer concern resolution.

Essential Experience

  • Practical experience within a mechanical product test laboratory setting up and monitoring mechanical tests such as strength, durability, environmental etc.

  • Familiar with mechanical test instruments – load cells, accelerometers, pressure transducers, LVDTs etc. & electronic data logging systems and software.

  • Understand the use of and be able to calibrate measurement equipment (both physical and electronic).

  • Familiarity with hydraulics & hydraulic mechanisms and test equipment.

  • Experienced in assembly and disassembly of complex mechanical components.

  • PC literate (Basic level Excel, Word, e-mail).

  • Understanding of environmental practices in an engineering environment.

  • Competent in reading engineering drawings.

Education and qualifications

  • Formal apprenticeship in Engineering (‘time served’).

  • Good pass (A –C) in Maths & English at GCSE / O-level preferred.

  • BTec {level 3} – Engineering related subject (ideally mechanical or electronics).

  • Additional engineering qualification in Mechanical or electronics subject, HNC {level 4} or higher.

Remuneration package:

  • Competitive salary

  • Company contributory pension scheme

  • Free life assurance

  • Hours of work: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am to 1.30pm (flexi working available post probation period)

  • 33 days holiday (including statutory) per year pro rata

 

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of unrestricted right to live and work in the UK on a permanent basis

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