Technician - Battery

Location: Millbrook Proving Ground - Bedford, UK
Reporting to – Battery Supervisor

Job Description

A key position within the battery test team. The successful applicant will be responsible for operating the Battery Test Facility to provide a durability testing service to our customers, supporting strip & rate activities and battery abuse testing to include ECE R100.02/03 and UN 38.3. This service extends to round the clock cover to ensure a continuous operation and minimum prove out duration for the DUT. Responsibilities will include operation, basic setup and diagnostics including day to day maintenance of the facilities and test equipment.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Operates battery testing facilities
  • Provides HV battery preparation and strip service for customers
  • Provides test support for Abuse activities
  • Day to day maintenance and housekeeping of facilities
  • Provides basic level of facility breakdown diagnostics and resolution
  • Able to complete basic test automation setup and configuration
  • Action and follow test and operational derived risk assessments
  • Undertake analysis of results, including statements of conformity or opinions and interpretations
  • To report, review and provide authorisation of results
  • Ensures safe Operating Procedures are in place for all HV battery related activity
  • Ensures safe operation of DUT at all times
  • Shift working including rolling week
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times

Person Specification

  • HND in Engineering or equivalent preferred or large breadth of work experience in an automotive engineering laboratory, automotive repair, heavy truck repair or electronics
  • Lithium Ion Batteries (preferably Automotive)
  • Lithium Ion Battery testing (Durability and Abuse) (preferred)
  • Powertrain testing (preferred)
  • Some basic software skills would be an advantage (e.g. matlab/Simulink) (preferred).
  • An understanding of CAN, dbc files and tools like Canalyser or CANape would be an advantage (preferred)
  • Aware of Electrical automotive High Voltage (to 1000V DC) connectivity techniques
  • Able to complete Mechanical assembly and fabrication
  • Able to complete Electrical wiring assemblies (preferred)
  • Ability to read and understand simple electrical schematics
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and computer based file structures
 Personal Behaviours
  • Willingness to learn
  • Interest in Li-ion batteries
  • Methodical
  • Highly motivated team player
  • Good and inclusive communication skills
  • Represents highest company standards
  • Customer focussed
  • The successful candidate is required to have manual handling experience of a load approx. 25kg activities will include bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, hand-eye coordination, and manual dexterity
  • Contribute to the Build, Process definition, setup and commissioning stage of the Battery Test Facilities
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence and own transport (Millbrook is not easily assessable via public transport)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check
  • NOTE: This position be will based on site in Bedford

To apply please email your cover letter and CV to

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