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Project/Test Engineer (Powertrain) - 19651

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/07/2011
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Job Title: Project/Test Engineer (Powertrain) - 19651
Job Location: Midlands
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Ongoing
Residency: UK

The Company:
We are currently looking for a Project/Test Engineer for one of our automotive clients in the Midlands.

The Role:
Lead the Gaydon Test Delivery team and manage the facility in terms of Vehicle Workshop, Late Configuration Centre, Palletisation, Engine Test, Transmission Test and Instrumentation. The team consists of 65 Hourly Paid and 12 Salaried Team members. In addition to the managment of personnel within the team, improvinging the productivity of the department and the associated test data quality are key goals.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility, self-motivated and a passion for the role. A good all round engineering and product knowledge with proven leadership / people management skills. A good knowledge of Powertain products, engine test facilities, processes and associated Health and Safety requirements. An intermediate knowledge level in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Planning tools. Previous experience of leading a diverse group of skilled hourly paid and salaried team members. Identify, influence, standardise and deliver process improvement for team and customer interface. Work with other areas within Powertrain and PD to achieve planned test and build activities. To provide effective communication to PT management and vehicle teams. To lead specification of process and components to enable Powertrain to interface with the facility. Track and lead planning activity for team areas. To lead implementation of efficiency and process improvements. To en

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Previous experience of leading a team and the implementation of lean tools and processes. A clean full driving licence. Knowledge of issue diagnosis and rectification on facility and Powertrain systems. Knowledge of Engine and Transmission test techniques and methodology. Chartered Engineer.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Greg Auburn at Fircroft on +44 1925 25 5464
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