Technician – Vehicle Measurement

Location: Millbrook Proving Ground - Bedford, UK
Reporting to – Manager – Vehicle Facilities

Job Description

In this role you will prepare vehicles for test including mechanical work and fitment of instrumentation, and conduct track-based vehicle tests to defined procedures. Test disciplines include Dynamics, NVH, RLDC and ADAS.

Role & Responsibilities

  • To prepare vehicles for track tests by fitting measurement equipment, sensors, data acquisition systems, and other test equipment such as brake valves, fuel meters etc.
  • To set up the test vehicles by spec checking and setting (e.g. tyre pressures etc.), and installing test ballast as required.
  • To drive the vehicle to the required procedures on the various track facilities.
  • To collect and record test data from the measurement or data acquisition equipment.
  • To report test results to the test engineer in a neat and timely manner.
  • To work side by side with customers and/or witnessing inspectorate during tests if required.
  • May be given specific responsibility for certain items of laboratory equipment.
  • Undertake analysis of results, including statements of conformity or subjective assessments and interpretations.
  • To report, review and provide authorisation of results.
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times.

Person Specification

Qualifications
  • Served an engineering apprenticeship related to motor vehicles or have technical competence equivalent to ONC or higher (desirable).
  • Hold a current UK driving licence.
  • Additional licence categories (e.g. HGV, PSV, motorcycle) desirable.
  • Computer literate.
Experience
  • Vehicle testing (on track or on road)
  • Vehicle mechanical rework / fault diagnosis
  • Electronics and circuitry, soldering/wiring
  • Knowledge of sensor types and applications
  • EV/Hybrid vehicles
  • Vehicle network systems – CAN, LIN, FlexRay etc.
Skills
  • Sound engineering background
  • Good PC skills and proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Confident when dealing directly with customers
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional presentation
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
 Personal Behaviours
  • Customer focused
  • Punctual
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Dependable
  • Pro active
  • Practical
  • Willingness to learn
  • Methodical
  • Highly motivated team player
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity
Other 
  • Flexibility to support test activity both off-site and outside of normal working hours
  • Flexibility to travel inside and outside UK as and when required
  • 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
  • Full UK driving licence & own transport (Millbrook is not easily assessable via public transport)
  • NOTE: This position will be based on site

Application closing date - close of business on 23rd July 2021.

To apply please email your cover letter and CV to recruitment.uk@utac.com

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