Senior Environmental Test Engineer

Recruiter
Prime Appointments
Location
Essex
Posted
14 Dec 2018
Closes
02 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client who is an internationally known manufacturer of single board computer products are looking to recruit a Senior Environmental Test Engineer. The company sell their products to various markets worldwide, many used within aerospace, defence and telecommunications applications. The company design, develop and manufacture in-house, and use leading-edge microprocessors and peripheral components. If you have Functional or Environmental testing of computer based equipment and experience of leading a team then this could be your ideal role.

Duties:
Preparation of representative test systems including determining a suitable chassis, back-plane, test fixtures and other connectivity to allow the products under test to operate continuously during the test cycles.
Use of functional test software, with the ability to modify test scripts and read log file results. (This does not include the creation or modification of software programs.)
Diagnosis and problem solving resulting from the environmental tests.
Maintaining accurate and correct test records and test reports.
Documenting and reporting on the tests performed.
Environmental tests comprise primarily shock & vibration, temperature and EMC compliance, but may include humidity, altitude (high and low pressure) and other tests.
Some travel to other locations off site and possibly occasional overnight stays.
Some flexibility in working hour, with occasional early starts, late finishes and some weekend working.
Be responsible for another test engineer with the likelihood of adding further engineers to the team in the future.

Experience:
Qualified to degree or HND level
Be able to demonstrate practical postgraduate experience of some functional or environmental testing of computer-based equipment
Experience of building, configuring and testing computer systems from piece parts (e.g. motherboard, data storage, cooling, power supply).
Knowledge of installing and configuring Windows and Linux operating systems and drivers ideal.
Experience of creating and amending software scripts preferred.
Understanding and meeting the requirements of military and commercial test specifications for environmental testing preferred.
Diagnosing and finding practical resolutions to technical problems, including an understanding of basic mechanics preferred.
Experience of team or project leadership.
Ability to work to demanding timescales, while maintaining a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the projects.
Methodical, well disciplined, have attention to detail
Good inter-personal skills.

Benefits:
Salary Negotiable
Hours 8.45 - 5.15 Monday to Friday
23 days holiday rising to 31 days with service
Company-supported private pension scheme.
Non-contributory private medical and health insurance schemes
Free on-site parking

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