Test Systems Manager

Cirrus Selection Limited
Greenford, UK
16 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Test Systems Manager

Location: Greenford

Salary: Dependent on Experience + excellent benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for a Test Systems Manager, working within a market leading engineering organisation who supply complex technical solutions to worldwide customers.

As the Test Systems Manager you will be responsible for the development and commissioning of Test Equipment including the corresponding safety considerations, documentation and maintenance aspects. You will be working closely with Development Project Teams to define Product Test requirements and also ensure Design for Manufacture / Design for Test issues are considered. It will entail working with Manufacturing to integrate Test Equipment into current Production Cells, with a focus on minimizing Production costs and times.

You will also be responsible for managing the Test Systems Department to achieve delivery of required Test equipment within budget and to Project Timescales.

Test Systems Manager key responsibilities
  • Development, construction and procuring of Production Test Equipment in line with the requirements defined by Engineering. This will involve specifying Hardware, developing Software, commissioning programming PCBs.
  • Ensure Test Equipment complies with Company Health and Safety guidelines
  • Ensure Test Documentation, User Manuals and Build Records are kept updated.
  • Write, approve and issue Test Specifications/ Procedures
  • Work with Engineering to help resolve technical issues that may arise during the development of a product.
  • Monitor the test times within the product cost: where appropriate, implement improvements to test equipment and processes that result in efficiency improvements.
  • Manage and plan the department workload, this includes resourcing and resolving priority conflict issues. Reporting on estimated delivery dates and adherence to costs targets.
  • Work with the supplier base delivering to Operations, to assess if they have appropriate test equipment.
  • Give accurate estimates of test equipment costs required for the Bid Process.
  • Create business cases for investment in new test equipment.
  • Represent Test at Design Reviews and Project Meetings; to ensure all Test and Acceptance activities are identified and designs are optimized in line with OFT considerations.
  • Manage direct reports, highlighting any development/ training needs and monitoring if targets are being met.
  • Manage third part test equipment suppliers.
  • Attend Production daily stand-ups, giving status updates on priorities. resources, equipment, documentation and user training.
  • Provide Test operator training on product testing and fault finding.
  • Take responsibility for in-house Test equipment, ensuring itis fully logged, labelled, calibrated, serviced and safety tested

Test Systems Manager personal attributes
  • Minimum qualification of Degree/HNC in Electronic Engineering
  • Proven experience in a Test Engineering in a Production environment
  • Demonstrable experience with Development/ Provision/ Management of Test Facilities, ideally within the Defence sector
  • Experience of Departmental Management e.g. control departmental budget and conducting employee performance reviews.
  • Knowledge of Analogue and Digital electronics, Signal Processing and RF Techniques.
  • Knowledge of appropriate programming applications (e.g. NI LabVIEW) and ATE hardware (GPIB, PXI and USB based hardware) is essential.
  • SC level Security Clearance is mandatory for this role

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to secure a position within a company that offer ongoing opportunities to develop and progress and have a real impact on the ongoing success of the business.

Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment.

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