Technician - Propulsion Vehicle Test

Location: Millbrook Proving Ground - Bedford, UK
Reporting to – Supervisor - Propulsion Vehicle Test

Job Description

The role will be responsible for all aspects of vehicle emissions testing from vehicle preparation, equipment installation, testing, formulating and validating test results. Maintaining and calibrating all test equipment and working to high quality systems and health and safety procedures. The role is based on a 40hr week with early and late shifts and the possibility of overtime. All testing will be performed within our brand new, state of the art, Variable Temperature Emissions Chamber (VTEC2) for heavy duty vehicles.

Role & Responsibilities

Prepare a wide variety of heavy duty vehicles for chassis dynamometer testing

  • Perform installation work to fuel and exhaust systems including connecting sample pipes and other instrumentation/logging equipment
  • Install vehicles onto chassis dynamometer and connect analytical and computer software equipment used for testing
  • Perform the emissions tests and drive the vehicles to the desired drive cycles
  • Collate test results from analytical and logging equipment
  • Validate test results from analytical and logging equipment
  • Maintain and calibrate all test equipment
  • Develop improved systems of work, installation of equipment and testing methods
  • Work to Millbrook high quality standards and health and safety procedures
  • Liaise with Propulsion Engineering and work closely with customers
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times

Person Specification

  • GSCE grades or equivalent
  • Mechanical/PC qualification
  • Automotive apprenticeship related to motor vehicles (preferred)
  • Good understanding of heavy duty vehicle fundamentals
  • Automotive diagnostic or testing experience
  • Dilute emissions systems (CVS)/ Particulate measurement experience (desirable)
  • Instrumentation experience (desirable)
  • Experience with fault finding techniques (desirable)
  • Electrical/electronic experience (desirable)
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic IT skills including MS Word and Excel
  • Methodical and logical approach to all aspects of work
  • Fabrication skills (desirable)
 Personal Behaviours
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Adhere to all health and safety requirements
  • Customer focused
  • Detail and quality focused
  • Comfortable working in a small team
  • Conscientious, reliable and punctual
  • Due to environmental test conditions candidate must pass full annual medical
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving license, HGV license an advantage
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check

To apply please email your cover letter and CV to

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