Test Cell Automation Engineer - Peterborough

Seismic Group
11 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Test Cell Automation Engineer - Peterborough

Our client, a major diesel engine manufacturer based in Peterborough with a globally recognised brand, has just made available a Permanent opportunity for Test Cell Automation Engineer to join their team. The salary on offer is up to £50,000 (dependant on experience, plus 25 days annual leave, up to 12% bonus, childcare vouchers, contributory pension scheme and contributory share scheme).

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for an Automation Engineer to join our client’s Engine Development team and have a direct impact on the future success of our engine product families. As an Engine Test Cell Automation Engineer you will be involved throughout the development process of Test Cell Automation with responsibility in the creation, development, validation and deployment of the processes.

You will be involved in the creation of business requirements inputting test scenarios to ensure developers understand the business requirements so that they can be effectively tested. Reporting to the Engine Development Manager, you will be working closely with developers in the Global Automation Team as they develop the code to ensure requirements are being met and to the correct quality.

You will represent GED-UK in global forums and be responsible for defining and driving innovative automated testing processes and tools into our Global Automation processes that support and enhance the quality and velocity of our tests. You will be familiarity with Agile software development methodology and have experience in project planning and management.

Key Responsibilities of the Test Cell Automation Engineer

* Project manage teams to deliver Global Alignment projects working on Test Automation
* Be meticulous about documentation and create and own the process flow charts and ETQ Quality documentation
* Provide automation expertise to our development teams
* Research, recommend and implement tools as needed with the goal of increasing automation
* Mentor team members on automation
* Proactively bringing issues and problems to the attention of the team; generating, proposing and implementing innovative solutions to solve them
* Troubleshoot Test cycles with the Automation team to ensure Engine Test cycles are running correctly (NRTC, RMC and other Test Procedures)
* Ability to drive & gain consensus
* Understand system interactions & design efficient automation systems
* Help with change management, deployment and training of new automation tools
* Global gatekeeper of Autorun test procedures, such as NRTC, RMC, emissions, etc.
* Prioritise requested work to input into the Global Automation team

Qualifications and Experience required for the Test Cell Automation Engineer role

* Previous Performance or Product Development Engineering experience is essential, ideally gained working for a Gasoline, Natural Gas or Diesel Engine Manufacturer.
* Will possess good team working, project management, organisational skills.
* Will possess good communication and statistical analytical skills, with ability to provide concise insights, conclusions and recommendations drawn from complex technical data.
* Applicants will ideally hold an Engineering / Technical Degree or be qualified through relevant work experience.
* Good PC Skills are essential, able to use Excel to intermediate standard or higher.
* Previous experience using MATLAB and SIMULINK Systems is desirable.
* Deep understanding of engine test cycles
* Understanding of engine test cell equipment and facility capability
* Six Sigma Black Belt experience
* Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse work group

To apply, please send us a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Candidates must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted

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