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Electrical Test Engineer

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Electrical Test Engineer
Burton Upon Trent
Good base salary+ good overtime rates, good pension & excellent other benefits


As a world leading engineering company with a proven track record in providing advanced engineered solutions, predominantly to the rail industry (locos, not infrastructure), as well as tunnelling and construction, my client has a history and pedigree that spans almost a century.

They have developed some novel equipment that provides additional capabilities and functionality to the locos.

Due to the award of some prestigious contracts and additional projects they are now looking to bring in an Electrical Test Engineer to join their already impressive team.


As an Electrical Test Engineer you will:
  • Be responsible for testing and fault finding of panel assemblies and onboard locomotive testing, including Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), using a combination of test boxes, routine inspection and traditional fault diagnostics.
  • Work from electrical schematics to ensure the safety and functionality of systems and associated equipment (control panels, PLCs and electrical boards etc.)
  • Work with both HV & LV systems
  • Working closely with the PLC team, the Production Manager and other shop floor staff
  • Carrying out test procedures, interrogating PLCs and establishing root cause and solutions for any issues identified
  • Occasionally carry out panel wiring to equipment that will subsequently be fitted to the Loco
  • Advise the rest of the team (mechanical, Project teams etc.) on any electrical issues or suggestions
  • Occasionally go to customer sites to provide on-site fitting and advice to their own teams


In order to be considered for this Electrical Test Engineer role it is expected that you will have:
  • Relevant industry experience and the ability to work alone or as part of a small but enthusiastic team
  • Recognised industry qualifications relating to your craft
  • An ability to work from electrical schematics
  • Solid experience of working with panels, PLCs and an ability to interrogate and test these systems
  • Experience of discussing electrical matters with colleagues and offering solid advice on best practice
  • An ability to work with customer's engineers, both verbal / written and face to face on site
  • A good understanding of site and workshop Health and Safety
  • Exposure to electrical fitting or testing on Locomotives, similar rail orientated equipment or off-highway vehicles will be a distinct advantage


In addition to working with one of the world leaders in what they do, you will be rewarded with;
  • A good hourly rate / salary based on your skills and experience
  • Good overtime rates including significant enhancements if you visit customer's sites
  • Good workplace Pension
  • 33 days holiday per year (25+8)
  • Superb training and career development opportunities
  • A fantastic and well-appointed site with superb working conditions
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