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  • Job reference: RMS0211866

Powertrain Technician

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/06/2019
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
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    (28/08/19)
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The Role

Support of Powertrain Dept. engineers in the development and validation of calibration and hardware for all engine and transmission projects, with specific focus upon hybrid powertrains;

* Maintaining vehicle 'fleet' integration level, inc. outside of BiL program
* Preparation of vehicles for test, and support during field trials
* Conducting specific vehicle testing and data acquisition in support of engineers
* Manage spares and measurement equipment

Specific Responsibility

* Maintain test vehicles:
- Fault diagnosis and rectification where possible
- Update and document test vehicles with appropriate development software and hardware
- Installation of test equipment, where appropriate
- Assembly of bespoke installation requirements
- Compile work requests and supporting documentation (e.g PDM, instrumentation lists), and manage through workshop
- Coordination of VCS activities
* Responsible for planning, preparing and completing test activities, for example emissions test data acquisition, in collaboration with engineers
* Complete test reports for approval, where appropriate
* Prototype build support
* Field trial administrative support, for example climate chamber management


Skills & Experience

* Self-driven / positive can-do attitude
* Experience of Powertrain test activities
* Good problem solving & evaluation techniques
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Available to travel for extended periods (up to 3 weeks at a time), sometimes with short notice, worldwide
* Computer literate using MS office tools
* Experience in the use of; INCA / VAS / Diagra / ODIS / IDEX / VDS / Canape / Vector

Practical & Technical Knowledge

* BY DR driving ability required. VMax license / willingness advantageous. Repeatable & safe driving style mandatory
* Mechanical and / or electrical experience to technician level

Qualifications

* HND / HNC Preferred but not essential

The Company

Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

About Fircroft

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