Senior Engine Test Technician

Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire
Shift Pattern: Rolling week shift pattern, 4 on 4 off, first two days 6am – 6pm (shift 1), then two days 10am – 10pm (shift 2)
 Reference: PT TEC 29

Job Summary

Reporting to - ETC Supervisor

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensure all H&S and quality procedures have been adhered to
  • Pre-rigging of engines to pallets including fabricating brackets, exhaust systems, fitting instrumentation
  • Installation of rigged engines into test cells and getting them up and running
  • Service and repair all types of engines
  • Ensure agreed deadlines are met and liaise with operations to ensure targets are met
  • To liaise with supporting staff, Engineers, Supervisors 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
  • Install and set up instrumentation as required from engineering
  • Carry out various controlled testing on various powertrain units and development work
  • Develop initiatives to reduce waste and optimise efficiency
  • Develop best working practises and provide training to others
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times

Person Specification

Qualifications

  • City and Guild in Automotive or Engineering
  • (Full Automotive / engineering apprenticeship or HNC)

Experience

  • Must have a sound automotive background preferably in a testing environment
  • Instrumentation experience (thermocouples, pressure transducers etc.)
  • Prototype engine strip/build
  • Good understanding of gasoline and diesel engine operation

Skills

  • Fabrication skills
  • Understanding of complex engines, testing techniques and associated equipment and tools
  • Skilled in the build and modification of engine harnesses
  • A good knowledge in the use of engine test cell equipment including emissions measurement, combustion analysis and calibration tools
  • Skills in electronic, electrical and mechanical engine diagnostics
  • Good general IT skills especially MS Excel
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and instruction
  • Ability to use technical knowledge to contribute to the testing process
  • Willing to take responsibility for own and, when applicable, others work

Personal Behaviours

  • Time management and organisation
  • Professional attitude under pressure and good communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to follow written instructions/ work requests
  • Good understanding of H&S practices

Other

  • Willingness to work shifts, including weekends
  • 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 CV to jobs@millbrook.co.uk.

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