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Development Test Engineer

£38,000 to £42,000
Job Type
5 Sep 2022
As an experienced Development Test Engineer, you will perform, test and report on new air systems products for commercial vehicles prior to their introduction to the market place and updates to current product. Development Test Engineer Role: As an employee, you will be expected to share the company s values. Contribute to a bridge building culture and act with 5C behaviour. Engage in results driven continuous improvements and purposeful application of the Company Way . Undertake all aspects of development and testing for his / her project / work to ensure production introduction is successfully achieved in accordance with the relevant product design specifications. Plan and implement test programs leading towards product development and Engineering Sign Off. Co-ordinate and liaise with Engineering the overseeing of all development, quality and customer return activities in terms of component / system testing and / or prototype manufacture. Ability to conduct Benchmark testing of products for current / future innovations. Analyse to a high degree of understanding test results in order to determine engineering solutions and if necessary utilising mathematic modelling. Able to compile detailed engineering reports through compilation of test data utilising sound presentation skills to formulate good engineering solutions. Control and maintenance of development records for traceability as document custodian. Generate relevant test specifications for new products. Co-ordinate and manage the design and construction of component / system test rigs / equipment to fulfil legislative / customer requirements. When required, act as technical liaison with other departments (e.g. Service/Production/Quality/Sales departments) and outside suppliers. Project Manage internal project or test aspects of an external resource. Assist the co-ordination of calibration on all rigs to ensure they conform to Quality procedures and ISO legislation. Procurement of materials and components for test equipment, rigs, etc. Assist departmental improvement incentives in the evolution of existing test procedures, legislative and customer acceptance standards. Control effective supplier sign off criterion for new components ensuring it meets DVP&R requirements. Assist engineering disciplines in presenting test data and / or design solutions both internally / externally. Perform job functions in accordance with set policies and procedures to ensure preservation of Company Quality Policy Co-ordinate work activities which come in line with health and safety procedures with reference to material specifications, working practices and precautions ensuring that all legal / safety requirements are meet. As an employee, you will have the duty and responsibility to develop your competence and skills of how and why to work efficiently and effectively. Actively participate and support the development of your team and cross-functional work, adapting too organizational and process changes. Monitor and improve the performance of your work and processes you contribute to, addressing deviations or communicate need for support. You are expected and have authority to temporarily stop work or processes if safety, environment or quality is at risk. Development Test Engineer Requirements: Degree in Engineering discipline, plus 2 3 years experience in engineering (preferably automotive, rail or aeronautical). Understanding and ability to interrupt global specifications. Ability to interpret engineering drawings and component inspection methods. Specific experience of preventative maintenance and calibration methods. Knowledge of automotive engineering (commercial vehicles) and Validation / Verification Methodologies. Measurement techniques with the ability to extrapolating data for reports. Knowledge / use of QS9001 / APQP procedures. Operation / maintenance and construction of current / bespoke test platforms including test rigs and pneumatic architecture. Computer literate Microsoft Office (Advanced). Experience in use of general purpose mechanical laboratory test equipment. Ability to program and use computer controlled data acquisition equipment. Use of Microsoft software packages for reporting data and generating specifications. Use of proprietary software packages for reporting data and generating specification. HIL/MathWorks and LabVIEW. Knowledge of pneumatic systems as they apply to truck and heavy trailers would be an advantage. Working knowledge of 8D problem solving process. Working knowledge of FMEA and DVP&R process. Ability to be creative and innovative in the development process. Ability to solve problems and be self-motivated. Co-ordinating, organising and able to communicate through verbal, written and presentations at all levels. Ability to work with others in a cross discipline team of engineers. Ability to use the standard range of workshop machinery for manufacturing or modifying prototypes would be an advantage. Ability to Project manage complete projects to the gateway process. Possess Problem Solving / Analytical Skills. Self-management and ability to prioritise work. Accept responsibility for ownership of tasks. Initiative to take action, within one s authority. Demonstrate Company / Industry Knowledge. Knowledge of Product base and materials. Knowledge of Production methods and an understanding of manufacturing processes. Team ethos essential. Applications: This vacancy is only available to Candidates with relevant experience as detailed in the job description. Due to volume of applications, we are unable to respond to applicants who do not possess the required skills and experience. Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of industry experience need not apply. Candidates must be authorised to work in the country where this role is located BEFORE making an application
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  • Job Reference: 704905771-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Genesis Technical Recruitment Ltd
    Genesis Technical Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Midlands
  • Salary: £38,000 to £42,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent