Undergraduate – Vehicle Durability

Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire, MK45 2JQ

The department is responsible for conducting durability tests on a wide variety of customer vehicles, maintaining high levels of accuracy and repeatability throughout. Typical tests conducted include Corrosion, Powertrain, Quality Assurance and whole vehicle Durability.

The Undergraduate will be responsible for monitoring, controlling and documenting the progress of test activities allowing development of their Engineering understanding.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Working alongside Durability Engineers, students will be responsible for monitoring, controlling and documenting the progress of test activities allowing development of their Engineering understanding.
  • Prepare Test documentation, write Work Instructions and maintain driver comment/vehicle progress logs.
  • Ensure vehicle maintains satisfactory progress
  • Investigate problems, determine root cause and if necessary source replacement parts
  • Liaise with customer and relay all pertinent test data
  • Write Test Incident Reports (TIR’s) to established criteria & compile End of Test Reports (EOT) within required time frames
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for UTAC staff at all times

Additional responsibilities to include working with the Test Development Team to design and develop test procedures based on vehicle ‘in-service’ usage and specific customer requirements.  Role to also include improvement of internal processes based on data capture, analysis and correlation techniques.  Opportunities to be involved with vehicle tracking and driver guidance system development.

The undergraduate will develop engineering skills in a business environment which will enable them to gain confidence both personally and professionally.  

Person Specification

Qualifications
  • Studying for BEng Automotive / Mechanical Degree (preferred)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound Motor Vehicle/Engineering background
  • Good computer skills i.e. Word, Excel
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal working hours
  • Full UK driving license
Preferred area of study:

Mechanical/Automotive/Electrical Engineering

Core competencies:
  • Flexible and self-driven
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound Motor Vehicle/Engineering background
  • Good computer skills i.e. Word, Excel
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal working hours
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative and to problem solve
  • Positive autonomous attitude
Other:
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence
  • 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

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