Automotive Technicians – Central Operations

Job reference: CO TEC 1 & 2
Reporting to – Supervisor - Central Operations
Shift Pattern: Days with possibility of Shift 1 & 2
Location - UTAC, Millbrook - Bedfordshire


UTAC provides vehicle test, validation and engineering services to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical, defence and security industries. It is independent and impartial in everything it does.

It has a range of test facilities for components and full vehicles. These include varied indoor and outdoor test tracks in the UK and Northern Finland, engine dynamometers, environmental chambers, crash laboratories and advanced emissions chassis dynamometers.

UTAC’s employees are passionate about safety, customer service and technical excellence, making them ideal partners at any stage in the development and launch of the vehicles of tomorrow.

Job Description

Automotive technician required to work on a variety of vehicles to a high standard. Preparing prototype vehicles to collect various data throughout a full range of tests. Role is based in the main UTAC workshop and day-to-day tasks will also include carrying out repairs, fault finding, servicing, vehicle inspections and diagnostic checks.

Technicians are also required to remove all types of vehicle components to strip inspect and report findings via written or verbal communication.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Light vehicle repairs and general servicing
  • LGV, Bus/Coach repairs and general servicing
  • Vehicle fault finding
  • Carry out start and end of test preparation on various test vehicles to test specification.
  • Diagnostic checks using various equipment
  • Conduct test vehicle measurements
  • Complete worktickets with detailed written report on work actioned
  • Liaise with supporting staff, engineers, supervisor and customers on a technical level
  • Undertake analysis of results, including statements of conformity or opinions and interpretations
  • To report, review and provide authorisation of results
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for UTAC staff at all times


Person Specification

  • Formal automotive / engineering qualifications
  • Completed full automotive apprenticeship (preferred)
Core Competencies:
  • Excellent Automotive back ground and knowledge
  • General IT skills (mainly MS Word and Excel)
  • Some motorcycle experience (not essential)
  • Basic fabrication and metal work skill (not essential)
  • LGV / PSV driving licence (not essential)
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
Advantageous Qualities:
  • At least 7 years full time experience working as automotive technician
  • Experience with EV and Hybrid vehicles
  • Vehicle inspection experience on a wide range of vehicles
  • Low voltage electrical experience.
  • Working within a team
Personal Behaviours:
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Willingness to learn
  • Methodical
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Highly motivated team player
  • Customer focused
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Willingness to work shifts and overtime when required
  • Own hand tools required
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence & own transport (Millbrook is not easily accessible via public transport)
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check
  • NOTE: This position be will based on site

To apply please email your cover letter and CV to