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Engine Test Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/08/2016
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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.

The Role:
The Test Engineer – Engine Test is responsible for liasing with department customers to plan testing activities within the engine test facility. Plans shift patterns and monitors staffing levels to meet the testing requirements. Works flexibly to provide technical support for the set-up and execution of testing activities. Supports the test team to maximise results quality and maximise productivity. A highly flexible approach to working practices and problem solving is essential.

Main Responsibilities:
1. Planning of testing activities and shift patterns
a. Liase with customers to determine testing requirements
b. Develop and maintain test plan
Define shift patterns and overtime requirements to meet testing requirements

2. Technical Support of testing activities
a. Obtain test specifications from Powertrain Engineers in Crewe, VW or requesting area and ensure Engine Test Facility is capable of meeting specification. Work with engineers to develop specification of new or modified tests.
b. Provide daily technical support guidance to Test team in the set up and execution of tests
c. Create test programmes using Texcel system to control test progress, with agreed warning and shutdown parameters and data aquisition.
d. Examine any problems with engine or rig running, using INCA, DiagRA and Texcel systems to analyse faults and find root causes. Ensure problems are resolved using own skills, engineering workshop electricians, maintenance dept., and calibration engineers as appropriate.
e. Mentor test team in best practice for use of equipment and results analysis

3 Administration of work requests and recharges
a. Administer work requests
b. Recharge consumable used and track recharges.

4. Analysis of test results to ensure quality
a. Provide feedback to engineer on test progress
b. Analysis of test results to ensure quality.

5. Ensuring equipment is in Calibration
a. Maintain database of all calibrated equipment within the department
b. Use department or external resource to perform equipment calibration.
c. Administer records of calibration

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Skills & Experience:
• Ability to work within the team on own initiative and liaise with all levels of management.
• Ability to work within a technical environment and communicate effectively with all members of the team.
• Ability to work with other departments within the business and facilitate communication with the team.

Practical & Technical Knowledge:
• Detailed working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access for Applications.

• Educated to A Level standard or with proven Administration experience

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