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Andover  |  10 September 2021
Test Development Engineer in Andover | circa £40k

Are you a driven, passionate electro-mechanical Test Development Engineer with PLC & SW programming experience? Are you looking to join a world-renowned Engineering company? Please apply today…

Are you a driven, passionate electro-mechanical Test Development Engineer with PLC & SW programming experience? Are you looking to join a world-renowned Engineering company? Please apply today…

Reporting to the Production Director, this is a standalone role – you will be the critical support of product test department and will be responsible for growing and developing the testing function to improve efficiencies, reduce rework and better the product. You will support the NPI process, design and implement new test rigs and procedures. You will also be responsible for all factory qualification documentation, understanding trends, analysing data and reporting at high level with opportunities for improvement.

This exciting new role offers fantastic benefits; competitive salary, circa £40k, career development opportunities, free parking, dental care, early finish Fridays + much more…

Responsibilities of the Test Development Engineer:

  • Champion design for test within the design review process – attend design reviews – secure engagement sufficiently early enough to influence product design.
  • Identify opportunities for integrated testing of modules to complement/reduce requirement for final product testing.
  • Work with development function to specify and produce/source test equipment sufficient for prototype test through to factory test ensuring suitability, robustness, data retrieval, efficiency, and H&S considerations are met.
  • Work with development function to produce appropriate software capable of meeting the test requirements of the product/module and ensuring ease of use and data retrieval objectives are met.
  • Work within own team – Production Engineering – to ensure line layouts and footprint development activities adequately account for test activities.
  • Continually review current in house test yields through the systematic analysis of test data / results identifying opportunities to improve integrity of testing (FTY 100%), simplify test procedures increase efficiencies, and reduced footprint.
  • Support QC/QA functions to regularly review field failure data and identify test related problems with the aim of reducing the frequency of product failure and warranty returns.
  • Identify opportunities for integrated testing of modules to complement/reduce requirement for final product testing.
  • Develop preventative and reactive maintenance procedures for all test equipment and manage via a yearly schedule – be a point of contact/support for scheduled calibration activities.

Personal Attributes of the Test Development Engineer:

  • At least 3 years proven track record within an electro-mechanical test development role.
  • HNC level or equivalent in an engineering discipline.
  • SW programming/debug experience. (C coding would be desirable)
  • PLC programming (Siemens Step 7)
  • Electronic design build and debug skills.
  • Able to read mechanical, wiring and circuit diagrams.
  • Able to diagnose complex electro-mechanical equipment from system down to component level.
  • Extensive experience using various test and diagnostic equipment.
  • Experienced in data analysis and root cause identification and introduction of lean manufacturing/cell based techniques(kaizen)
  • Ability & willingness to be flexible with working hours/ shift at short notice.

What’s in it for you?

You have the chance to work for an inspirational engineering company making revolutionary products that really can make a difference to people’s lives.

  • Competitive salary – circa £40k + option to buy additional lifestyle benefits
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:35am to 5:00pm and Friday: 8:35am to 3:45pm
  • 45 mins lunch – total of 37.05hrs per week
  • Investment in your training and development
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Free company gym membership
  • Excellent career development opportunities, both in the UK and internationally where available
  • Ethical values that apply to everyone
  • Option to choose from a variety of lifestyle benefits such as:
  • increasing your holiday allowance
  • increasing your life assurance
  • purchasing private medical insurance
  • purchasing personal travel insurance
  • shopping discounts
  • dental care
  • cycle to work scheme
  • bonus scheme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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