Test & Validation Engineer

West Control Solutions
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a key position working alongside the development team validating both hardware (functional and environmental) firmware and software using the design specifications.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to test our products to their limits and beyond. Products are to be tested to ensure they meet the specification and continue to operate in a safe manor when used in unexpected ways. All testing is to be accurately documented and include details of how to recreate any problems found.

Additionally, the individual will be tasked to come up with innovative ways help improve testing speed and accuracy using automation or other methods.


  • Using the product specification to establish and agree test plans
  • Testing user interface, inputs, outputs, settings, profiles, parameters, etc. so basic knowledge of electronics / software / firmware would be an advantage.
  • Documenting the test specification at project start detailing special case user testing
  • Using FMEA to determine test strategy.
  • Assist with prototype builds and product first batch validation.
  • Maintain and improve standardised test procedures for standard case user testing.
  • Test products during development and at key test stages of project in a timely manner.
  • Continually work with manufacturing and R&D teams to improve product quality, reliability, and overall customer satisfaction incl. tasks from VAVE projects
  • Work with the development team to create automated testing of the hardware, firmware and software.
  • Report writing with focus on corrective action, highly organised and able to cope with multiple products and test to a high level of repeatable quality without missing anything.
Business Background:West Control Solutions is part of Specialty Product Technologies a Fortive business unit incorporating West Instruments (based in Brighton, UK) and PMA (based in Kassel, Germany). West Instruments designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of temperature and process control instrumentation for industrial applications worldwide. The business unit includes sites in the USA and China.PMA’s core competence is closed loop control for industrial applications. Modern software tools and a complete range of controllers - the Economy controllers, the Universal Line as also the Advanced Line –provide scales for flexibility in application and thus offer a tailor-made price-performance ratio. This product strategy leads us to be one of the market leaders in Germany for digital operating closed loop controllers.Fortive Corporation Overview:Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: www.fortive.com
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