Engine Strip & Build Technician - Propulsion

Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire
Shift Pattern: Days & Lates
Job Reference: PT TEC 25

Job Summary

We are recruiting for an Engine Strip & Build Technician to join the Propulsion Engine Test Centre (ETC) at Millbrook. The successful role holder will be responsible for carrying out prototype engine strip and build on a variety of engine types.  The Technician will then use this information to generate test reports to meet customer requirements.

This role is reporting to the ETC Supervisor

Role Responsibilities

  • Carry out prototype engine strip and build on a variety of engine types
  • Full assessment of parts for re-use and evaluation of wear to support end of test report content
  • Assist in instrumentation of engine components during builds
  • Organise new Engine Build Area to ensure efficient operation
  • Ensure agreed deadlines are met
  • To liaise with supporting staff, engineers, supervisors and customers on a technical level
  • Ensure all H&S and quality procedures have been adhered to
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times



  • City and Guild in Automotive or Engineering
  • Full Automotive/ Engineering apprenticeship or HNC 


  • Must have a sound engine build and strip background preferably in OEM or prototype build environment
  • Instrumentation experience (thermocouples, pressure transducers etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of gasoline and diesel engine operation
  • Photographic experience would be advantageous
  • Proficient in engine build and strip processes
  • Understanding the assembly of prototype engine components
  • Good understanding of evaluating worn engine components
  • Understanding of complex modern engine technologies and the associated build processes
  • Able to identify and conclude on root causes of engine and component failures
  • Familiarity and experience of associated tooling to support builds
  • Skills in electronic, electrical and mechanical engine diagnostics would be advantageous
  • Good general IT skills especially MS Excel

Personal Behaviours

  • Excellent attention to detail and engine build finesse
  • A high level of organisation, housekeeping and cleanliness
  • Able to follow written instructions/ work requests
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety practices


  • Willingness to work shifts, including weekends
  • Full UK driving license
  • Willing to undergo a Basic Disclosure (DBS) check

Other information

Working Environment: Workshop/Lab


Travel Required: Travel as required within the UK and mainland Europe

To apply please email your CV and salary expectations to jobs@millbrook.co.uk

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