Test & Support Engineer

Recruiter
Amrec Recruitment Ltd
Location
Manchester
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My Manchester based client are looking for a test and support engineer Contacts with Test & Compliance Engineer, Product Development Managers, Design Engineers, Production Engineers Essential Desirable Qualifications/Education & Training Minimum of HNC or equivalent experience in an engineering discipline Experience Previous test experience Exposure to new electronic instrument product development or improvement processes Skills & Competencies Strong analytical & problem solving skills Methodical & careful approach to practical problems Interested & curious about new technologies Keen to learn about and to adapt to new ideas IT Literate – Word, Excel, Data entry (Attention to detail is essential) Good organisational skills Personal Attributes Able to show initiative and adapt quickly to new requirements Hands on approach. Strong practical skills Able to work as part of goal orientated project team Well organised and methodical High level of numeracy, particularly statistical methods Well presented with a positive, proactive and professional approach Other Live within commutable distance of Manchester (up to 1 hour) Main Job Purpose Practical assistance with design of new products and support for existing products. Product testing for measurement performance Product testing for environmental, mechanical and EMC performance Quality Measurements tests Validation testing on new hardware and software Contribution to test plans Analysis and reporting of results Housekeeping & maintenance within two test labs Contribution to existing hardware, product support and improvement activities Assembling prototypes Design and build of simple test fixtures and equipment Main Responsibilities and Duties Validation Testing of New Hardware and Software Designs Work with new product development teams to create test plans to prove new designs comply with development specifications Electronic hardware functional testing – accuracy, repeatability & reproducibility studies, usability etc Functional testing of embedded software Functional testing of PC apps Functional testing of mobile apps (android & IOS) Environmental testing (eg temperature, humidity, water & dust ingress protection) Mechanical test (impact, shock, vibration) Electrical safety assessment (insulation breakdown, heat rise etc) Life test – mechanical ops, battery life etc Electromagnetic compatibility testing (RFI immunity & emissions, ESD etc) Test report preparation Design of Test of Test Samples & Rigs Source electronic and mechanical components from Vendors Basic testing and fault finding of circuit assemblies using DMM and oscilloscope Hand crafting suitable enclosures as required Assembly into enclosures Possibility to develop basic programming skills for automated tests Laboratory Care Organise facilities and equipment in small development laboratory Ensure all lab equipment is properly maintained and facilities are kept in a clean & tidy state Maintain stocks of components used for development work Test & Compliance Engineer, Product Development Managers, Design Engineers, Production Engineers PERSON SPECIFICATION