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Build Technician

Hernshead Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Currently seeking a Build Technician for a company that are developing the Recuperated Split Cycle engine for Heavy Duty (HD) transport and power. The company must now deliver a fast-paced program of build and development of their prototype truck-sized (9-15 litre) engines.

Having relied on engineering service companies, the company are now building in-house capability, and is looking for an experienced engine builder, a role that requires a mix of engine build, instrumentation & testbed set up skills. The individual will report to the engine build lead, so a variety of experience levels will be considered upon application.


* Hands on build of Prototype engines in strict accordance with build book & instructions from Engineering Build Manager and supporting specialists

* Providing feedback build notes on build process & design to support problem resolution & build process improvement

* Building test hardware using a no faults forward approach

* Resolving issues with absent or incorrect parts

* Supporting build book updates and maintain build birth history history, recording all parts, measurements, assembly torques etc.

* Managing component preparation, inspection and "lineside" storage in relation to engine builds

* Preparing & instrumenting engines for test

Critical Attributes:

* Recognised Mechanical / Production / General Engineering apprenticeship, or hold an appropriate qualification (City and Guilds, NVQ, ONC, HNC, HND or Degree)

* Experience preferably over a range of engine sizes to include HDD Truck engine in the following areas:

* Engine teardown, parts measurement, grading, and crack-off torque recordings

* Engine build and documentation, test bed setup, instrumentation and commissioning

* Managing Stock of spares for rebuild and ongoing maintenance

* Awareness of Health & Safety in the workplace (IOSH Managing Safely is desirable)

* Able to work both autominously and work with supporting teams to deliver complex engine builds on time and to process & quality metrics

* Own comprehensive toolset for completion of engine build & rework activities. Desired, not essential

* Other desirable experience includes:

* Familiarity with Problem resolution such as 5 Why/ 8D/ Shainin Red X

* Natural Gas engine set up and maintenance

* Experience with Iveco Cursor range of engines

* Vehicle build & instrumentation; desired but not essential
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