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Salary: £40k per year

Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 01 Dec 2021

Reference: 5235

Test and Development Engineer required on a full time, permanent basis in Leamington Spa, benefitting from a salary of up to £40,000 per annum depending on previous experience.

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

They are currently seeking a Test and Development Engineer to join their existing team on a permanent basis in Leamington Spa, offering a salary of up to £40,000 per annum depending on previous experience.

As the Test and Development Engineer your role will be 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 and to provide feedback and analysis to continually improve the design. 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


TEST AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER DUTIES AND 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

We are interested to see the CVs of people who have experience with the following skills and attributes:

  • 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.


WORKING HOURS:
39 hours a week however a flexible attitude toward working hours is essential.


Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 16:00pm
Friday 7.00:am - 12:00am