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  • Job reference: RMS0155818

Engineering Technician

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/04/2015
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The Role:
Job Summary:
A specialist technician in engine testing or automotive repair, working in a ‘hands-on’ technical role with an emphasis on operations and with good working knowledge of automotive engine and transmission design and function.

Job Purpose:
Predominantly supporting and conducting engine test programmes via computerised control systems, performing engine strip/build operations, conducting automotive problem solving and fault diagnosis activities. Working closely with the engineering team to support of a variety of automotive based technical projects. Assist in maintaining the high skill and knowledge level within team through individual training, training of others and sharing of information. Providing the engineering information which facilitates the differentiation and promotion of our products.

Job Dimensions:
The individual will operate, maintain and develop fuel and lubricant engine and vehicle tests. This may include responsibility for some associated test equipment. Responsibilities will also include ensuring the work areas and work activities are safe and risk assessed. Where required, assistance in other areas will be expected (e.g. assisting to build test engine installations). There may be some opportunities for shift working.

Supporting engine and vehicle test activities, following detailed work procedures and recording all associated information.
Working closely with the engineering team to support of a variety of technical projects, meeting exacting requirements and deadlines.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Essential Criteria & Qualifications
NVQ Level 3 in an automotive discipline or equivalent plus relevant competence and experience.
Ability to work autonomously, managing multiple tasks, understanding priorities and ability to ensure timely execution of required tasks.
Basic computer skills.

Languages Required
English - Fluent

Core Competencies
Performance Bias – Bias for action. Does things before being asked or forced to by events.
Partnership and Teamwork – Performs well in a team environment and builds networks to enhance effectiveness and share knowledge.
Interpersonal Skills – Communicates information that is timely and relevant.
Engaging communication – The ability to listen actively, respond clearly and ask questions.
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