Vehicle Test Technician - 4WD

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Automotive, Engineering
Region:
East Anglia
Location:
Bedfordshire
Salary:
£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted:
24/06/2019
Recruiter:
RHL
Job Ref:
245540D

This is an opportunity for an ambitious Vehicle Test Technician to join one of Europe's leading independent technology centres for the design, engineering, test and development of automotive and propulsion systems, and a pioneer of low carbon technologies.

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, late and night shifts and the possibility of overtime. All test work will take place in our state of the art 4WD light duty emissions facility.

Roles and responsibilities:

* Prepare a wide variety of 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
* Undertake analysis of results, including statements of conformity or opinions and interpretations
* To report, review and provide authorisation of results
* Develop improved systems of work, installation of equipment and testing methods
* Work to high quality standards and health and safety procedures
* Liaise with Propulsion Engineering and work closely with customers
* Act in accordance with the behaviours for staff at all times

Person Specification:

Experience:

* Good understanding of basic motor 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)

Required Skills:

* Good communication skills
* Basic IT skills including MS Word and Excel
* Methodical and logical approach to all aspects of work
* Fabrication skills (desirable)
* Due to environmental test conditions candidate must pass full annual medical
* Flexibility to travel as and when required
* Full UK driving license
* 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

Qualifications:

* GSCE grades or equivalent
* Mechanical/PC qualification
* Engineering apprenticeship related to motor vehicles (preferred)

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

Contact Details:
RHL
Tel: 01621 841234
Fax: 01233 645702
Contact: Daniel Woodcock
Email:

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