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Salary: £35k - 40k per year

Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 10 Dec 2020

Reference: DEV

 

Role: Test Development Engineer

Salary: Up to £40,000

Permanent

Location: Leamington Spa

Our client, a large, well-established manufacturing company that specialises in the production and delivery of cooking appliances, interior furnishings, and accessories.

Role:

  • The role is running quality assurance tests on new product integration & for continual improvement of current products,
  • This is a hands-on testing role of prototypes and production products.
  • Feedback and analysis from the products tested are required to continually improve the design with the Product Development team.
  • This role has a direct impact on the business achieving increased market share and return through cost effective and timely development of innovative products which comply with National and International Standards

Responsibilities

  • Capable of developing a broad range of gas, electrical or combined fuel domestic appliances
  • Capable of setting up and monitoring tests, preparing models for submission to the appropriate test authority
  • Develop in conjunction with the project team, the gas and electrical sub systems used within the appliance
  • Interpret marketing briefs into tangible product that can be manufactured within the business capabilities
  • Develop new products in line with best practice and National / International Standards, briefly EN30-1-1 International Gas Safety Standard and BS EN 60335 Appliance Safety Standards for Electrical and DF Appliances. Also working to USA and other Regionally different Standards
  • Support & manage testing
  • Writing and publishing detailed and comprehensive test reports internally and management of risk for the team
  • Produce both technical presentations and applied samples as and when required in support of sales for customer demonstration and information
  • Create and maintain internal design and test verification test methods in line with the latest approval standards
  • Be accountable for accurate and timely release of testing data, including signoffs of quality control data as acceptable
  • Maintain programmes throughout the NPI process
  • Be adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions
  • Periodically Benchmarking existing products against that of competitors
  • Actively support test time reduction through Continuous Improvement principles
  • Actively promote 5S principles within the test department

Essential Candidate Requirements

  • Qualified to HND/HNC in a suitable engineering discipline, this can be electrical or mechanical, but the candidate should have a good appreciation of both disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively on your own or part of a project team.
  • Can analyse and compile testing data from the tests performed
  • Proactive and pragmatic: find the most cost-effective solutions to yield the best test results
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise their workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ideally you will have skills in gas/ fuel technology together with the ability to understand electrical circuit diagrams and formulate new when required.