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Test Rig and Instrumentation Engineer

Kelly Services (UK) Ltd




Posted: 26/01/2023

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Test Rig & Instrumentation Engineer
Tyne and Wear
Our client is one of the UKs leading Automotive Engineering companies and they are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Test Rig and Instrumentation Engineer to come and join their team.
Main Purpose of Role:
Supporting product development activities, you will be responsible for preparing and maintaining test facilities and equipment as required for powertrain testing. Additionally, you will complete testing as required to support the project and product teams.
Key Activities:

Specify & select test equipment to achieve test objectives
Support planning & procurement of new equipment
Specify and if necessary, design bespoke parts required for testing, working with internal and external suppliers to manufacture hardware.
Prepare and set up test equipment, including hardware and software
Confirm test equipment continues to function correctly and maintain accuracy of test results
Ensure data is stored correctly and appropriate records are maintained
Complete individual tests to support the product develop aims and with appropriate levels of accuracy
Always work within Health and Safety requirements for yourself and others
Work with the Engineering Test Facilities team, delegating tasks or completing hands on work as appropriate
Prepare technical reports and presentations especially regarding test facility topics
UK travel, in line with customer requirements
Liaise with external suppliers and customers as required
You are familiar in hardware and software system integration, such as integration of new sensors, into a new or existing test system.Education/Qualifications Required:

Honours Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline is desirableExperience Required:

Electric motors, transmissions and/or power electronics is ideal
Highly dynamic or rotating machines is desirable
Automotive, commercial vehicles or rail sectors is desirable especially within powertrain systems
You have knowledge of communication protocols, can read and make electrical schematics, and engineering drawings.
A detailed understanding of different types of instrumentation, data acquisition and data analysis systems, their application and function, and to be able to apply them
Engaging with external testing houses for the provision of services not supported in-house
Creation of test procedures and interpreting standard tests
Unit testing and integration experienceSkills & Attributes Required:

Ability to interpret test results, check plausibility and accuracy
Good organisational skills working in cross-business teams and with external facilities
Ability to work to deadlines
Ability to debug and isolate problems quickly
Strong problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in cross-business teams and build a rapport with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
Ability to work in other areas of engineering such as (CAD) design, simulation and control systems is desirable is desirable

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