Test Technician

Posted 18 August 2021
Up to £35000.00 per annum
LocationNewcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEV & Engineering

Job description

Our Client are a leading engineering business based in the North East of England. The company currently require a talented Test Technician to join the business.

Purpose of the role:

The position requires 'hands on' strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work both efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing safe work systems.
  • Understand the impact key machine downtime will have, plan/organize accordingly.
  • Identify and monitor trackside spares for your areas. Keep an up-to-date record of required parts.
  • Understand and identify required spares. Raise purchasing requests and liaise with purchasing to understand deadlines.
  • Supporting the debugging and commissioning of powertrain test rigs.
  • Maintaining the efficiency of the facility operations.
  • Responsible for rig and cell mechanical/electronic assembly and disassembly
  • Working with multi-phase electrical applications and power analyser test equipment.
  • Interpreting CAD drawings for rigging.
  • Manual handling, use of overhead crane.
  • Working closely with stakeholders across the business.
  • Working with the powertrain testing team to gain technical input and execute test procedures.
  • Undertake any other duties of which the knowledge, skills and experience required fall within a post holder's position in the company.

Skills Required:

  • Able to produce clear documentation for processes.
  • Excellent knowledge of health and safety processes.
  • Able to understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained.
  • Able to understand mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and process control principles in a mechatronics maintenance environment.
  • Able to understand fault diagnostic methods, techniques and equipment used when maintaining equipment and systems
  • Able to understand condition monitoring methods, equipment used and how the information gained supports the planning of maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of AC and DC electrical systems is desirable
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • High voltage training or IMI Level 2 in electric/hybrid vehicle system repair and replacement or equivalent is desirable.


  • Up to £35000 plus benefits

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