Senior Engine Test Technician (Automotive)

Recruiter
Adecco Group
Location
Shefford
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
15 Jun 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

My client who are Europe's leading independent technology centres for the design, engineering, test and development of automotive and propulsion systems are currently looking for a Senior Engine Test Technician to join their experienced Powertrain Engine Test team. This is a permanent role and will be based in Bedfordshire.

The successful applicant will be provided training and will work in weekly rotating shifts -earlies (6am - 2pm) and lates (2pm - 10 pm), therefore willingness to work in shifts is essential. A competitive basic salary and shift allowance will be offered along with an attractive benefits package for the right candidate dependent on experience.

Job Summary:

The successful role holder will be responsible for pre-rigging of engines to pallets including fabricating brackets, exhaust systems, fitting instrumentation. Carrying out various controlled testing on various powertrain units and development work.

  • Ensure all H&S 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 staff at all times

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • City and Guild in Automotive or Engineering
  • (Full Automotive / engineering apprenticeship or HNC)
  • 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
  • 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 Criminal Records Bureau check

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/81442232

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