Technician Propulsion Engine Test Centre



Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire
Shift Pattern: Earlies / Lates
Job Reference: PT TEC 21

Job Summary

We are recruiting for an Engine Test Technician to join the Powertrain Engine Test Centre at Millbrook. The successful role holder will be responsible for end-to-end customer test programmes, from engine installation through to running test programmes.  The Technician will then use this information to generate test reports to meet customer requirements.

Role Responsibilities

  • Ensure all Health and Safety and quality procedures have been adhered to
  • Deliver turn-key calibration development projects for a variety of customers
  • Good knowledge of engine development and testing techniques
  • Run customer engine test programs with high efficiency
  • Validation of engine test data to a high standard
  • Generate test reports to meet customer requirements
  • Generate engine installation schematics for correct test bed setups
  • Identify engine faults and problems to lead effective solutions
  • Analysing and presenting data and results to customers and peers
  • Provide technical support to customers and business development
  • Work well within a team environment
  • Develop initiatives to reduce waste and optimise efficiency
  • Develop best working practises and provide training to others
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times




  • Must have a sound automotive background preferably in a testing environment
  • Experience in an automotive engineering discipline
  • Strong understanding of gasoline and diesel engine operation


  • Understanding of complex engines, testing techniques and associated equipment and tools
  • Organised with good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A strong background in the use of engine test cell equipment software including emissions measurement, combustion analysis and calibration tools
  • Skills in electronic, electrical and mechanical engine diagnostics
  • Strong IT skills especially MS Excel 

Personal Behaviours

  • Time management and organisation
  • Professional attitude under pressure and good communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety practices


  • AVL PUMA experience
  • Horiba STARS experience
  • Concerto experience
  • Full UK driving licence
  • 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

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