Senior Test Technician

Posted 23 December 2021
£29000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + Shift Allowance & Company Bonus
LocationDarlington
Job type Permanent
DisciplineIndustrial
ReferenceBBBH503343_1640280187

Job description


We are looking for a talented Senior Test Technician to join our team specialising in Engineering for our Engine Business Segment in Darlington.


This is a permanent role working 8-week rotation, 12 hours shifts 7.00am - 7.00pm and 7.00pm - 7.00am.


Salary is £29,000 - £33,000 depending on experience along with shift allowance and the potential for overtime.


In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Builds, repairs, and prepares articles for testing and associated auxiliary equipment. Installs test article into test structure (test cell, table, rig, etc.).
  • Performs tests in accordance with set test methods, established test procedures and methodology.
  • Consistently provides accurate and reliable test results.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of the function on of the test equipment used to perform test and the contribution of the test equipment to the validity of the test results.
  • Configures and operates data acquisition systems; analyses and reviews data for appropriateness.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of the functioning of the product under test to assess the contribution of the product to the validity of the test results.
  • Performs test stand installation, troubleshooting and setups and the upkeep and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Provides support/recommendations to engineering for equipment supplier evaluation and qualification, equipment and facility updates and instrument specification



To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Requires significant relevant work experience or specialised skills obtained through education, training, or on-the-job experience.
  • ONC/HNC in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent would be preferred or working towards these would also be considered.
  • Deliver content of test plan for the Product Development test facility.
  • Conduct initial data analysis and deliver quality results in agreed electronic formats.
  • Set up and run test instrumentation and equipment as required, ensuring accurate, validated data is obtained for all test cycles.
  • Lead specific test projects to support program requirements.
  • Effectively communicate status within and across teams.
  • Creation and development of work instructions & processes in line with corporate quality including HSE responsibility.
  • Controlled tear down and rebuilds, prepare engines for test, fault diagnosis and rectification to ensure good test progress against the work plan and instructions.
  • Record data, torque settings, backlash etc. Record detrimental conditions found on the engine.
  • Once assigned cells are running good teamwork is expected to help others for example changing parts on engines/after treatment & helping to remove/install engines from test cells to maximise cell up time.

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