Senior Technician

10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a vacancy for a Senior Engine Test Technician . The successful jobholder will be responsible for the pre-rigging of engines to pallets, including fabricating brackets, exhaust systems and fitting instrumentation. The Senior Technician will also carry out various controlled testing on various Powertrain units and development work

Role Responsibilities

  • Ensure all Health and Safety and quality procedures have been adhered to
  • Pre-rigging of engines to pallets including fabricating brackets, exhaust systems, fitting instrumentation
  • Installation of rigged engines into test cells and getting them up and running
  • Service and repair all types of engines
  • Ensure agreed deadlines are met and liaise with operations to ensure targets are met
  • To liaise with supporting staff, Engineers, Supervisors and customers on a technical level
  • Install and set up instrumentation as required from engineering
  • Carry out various controlled testing on various powertrain units and development work
  • Develop initiatives to reduce waste and optimise efficiency
  • Develop best working practises and provide training to others
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times
Essential Criteria


  • City and Guild and / or Full Apprenticeship / HND in Automotive or Engineering


  • Must have a sound automotive background preferably in a testing environment
  • Instrumentation experience (thermocouples, pressure transducers etc.)
  • Prototype engine strip/build
  • Good understanding of gasoline and diesel engine operation


  • Fabrication skills
  • Understanding of complex engines, testing techniques and associated equipment and tools
  • Skilled in the build and modification of engine harnesses
  • A good knowledge in the use of engine test cell equipment including emissions measurement, combustion analysis and calibration tools
  • Skills in electronic, electrical and mechanical engine diagnostics
  • Good general IT skills especially MS Excel
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and instruction
  • Ability to use technical knowledge to contribute to the testing process
  • Willing to take responsibility for own and, when applicable, others work

Personal Behaviours

  • Time management and organisation
  • Professional attitude under pressure and good communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to follow written instructions/ work requests
  • Good understanding of H&S practices


  • Willingness to work shifts, including weekends
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Willing to undergo a Basic Disclosure (DBS) check

Other Information

Working Environment:


Travel Required:

Travel as required within the UK and mainland Europe

If you think you have skills please apply below or contact Unique Employment Services.

Due to a very high number of applications we are unable to come back to every candidate with feedback. If you do not hear back from us within 72 hours please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Your CV will be kept on file and we will keep you updated with any positions of interest.

Unique Employment Services wishes you all the best in your job search.

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