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Senior Production Test Engineer

Vacancy: Senior Production Test Engineer
Area: Brighton
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
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Senior Production Test Engineer, Brighton, £40,000 to £45,000

Our client is a worldwide, leading manufacturer of passenger information systems. All design and development, and the majority of production, is carried out at our clients head office near Brighton.

Our client are proud to have a friendly open environment in their R&D department and are looking for talented professional individuals to join the business at an exciting time of growth and technological & organisational change.

Brief summary

You will be mainly working within a small team developing new test equipment. You are likely to be working on several projects at any one time, with lifetimes of a few days to a number of months. You will be working on aspects of a project ranging from specifying requirements, through design and implementation. You may simultaneously have the role of technical lead on one project and development engineer on another.

You will report to the Electronics Manager of the R&D Department and/or a designated intermediary. You are likely to work with Project Managers, Software & Electronics Teams and Production staff as well as other departments. Occasional site visits, including overseas, are possible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead existing hardware and software Production Test team resources on a day to day basis
  • Design and development of new test equipment as well as maintenance and repair of existing equipment.
  • Responsible for bringing new test equipment into the business and improving existing equipment to satisfy production requirements and meet agreed cost, quality & schedule targets
  • Enable all test equipment to be cost effectively maintained with high throughput, uptime and quality
  • Develop systems for collecting test data and ensure data is fit-for-purpose. Where appropriate, analyse and use data to improve efficiency and reliability of production and products
  • Produce documentation as required for peer review and future reference
  • Work productively with other staff in the mutual achievement of Company goals
  • Advise his or her manager of any improvements, conflicts of interest or inefficiencies pertaining to development activities
  • Senior Production Test Engineer

Background and skills

Essential

  • Degree/HND in Science, Electronics, Software or Engineering related subject
  • Pragmatic approach, can-do attitude
  • Experience in designing complex electromechanical systems and managing project progress
  • Experience of being technical lead and owning the technical direction of projects within a small team
  • Experience in turning around small projects in short timescales
  • Experience in collecting stakeholder expectations, generating minimal requirements and analysing architecture options
  • Good understanding of benefits and limitations of methodologies and tools including demonstrable use of at least two of the following; decision matrix, V-model, waterfall, DMAIC, TPM, WBS, project charter, risk register, 8D
  • Able to deliver quality work without supervision and comfortable leading a small team
  • Ability to work across departments e.g. Development and Manufacturing

A competitive salary package is available, including contributory pension scheme, private medical insurance, travel insurance, discretionary bonus scheme (after a qualifying period), and 22 days holiday per annum.

Please note this role is NOT in Brighton, but on the outskirts of the city.

This role is commutable from Eastbourne, Brighton, Worthing, Lewes, Newhaven, Shoreham-By-Sea, Portslade, Burgess Hill, Uckfield, Haywards Heath, Hailsham

CV's to: derek@accordappointments.co.uk