Matchtech

Engineer - Durability

Recruiter
Location
Bedford
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
05 May 2017
Closes
02 Jun 2017
Ref
VG ENG 16
Contact
Natalie Clarke
Sector
Automotive
Discipline
Mechanical, Testing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As Durability Engineer you will work within the Vehicle Test Group for this leading automotive testing, design and engineering company. You will be responsible for the correct execution of vehicle tests and the appropriate test vehicle issue analysis (root cause) with the objective of optimising timing and quality of test programmes.

Role Responsibilities

Develop Plans and Schedules

* Schedule work and facility utilization to achieve maximum efficiency (consider timing, budget requirements and priorities).
* Operate to Customer / Department Processes

Prepare and Conduct tests

* Prepare all necessary documentation to conduct the tests in a safe, controlled and repeatable manner.
* Supervise the tests in compliance with test procedures, analyse and interpret driver reports and data. Provide instructions to test drivers and technicians.
* Lead issue Investigations, repairs and rebuilds on test vehicles.
* Supervise the procurement of replacement/spare part and shipping of vehicles and parts.

Report

* Compile regular reports on progress and status
* Analyse, document and report test results, present data and root cause.
* Compile incident reports.
* Ensure tests are completed within defined timeframes.
* Compile Evaluation reports.

* Validate vehicles against measurable targets as well as conducting subjective vehicle evaluations.
* Coordinate (mid-term and EOT) reviews.
* Perform validation on vehicle, system and component level.
* Key contact with the customer for tests.

Qualifications

* Relevant Engineering degree



Experience

* Durability testing
* Conducting technical investigations and report writing.
* Corrosion or quality testing experience (preferred but not essential)
* EV/ Hybrid vehicles (preferred but not essential)
* Vehicle network systems – CAN, LIN, FlexRay

Skills

* Good communications skills both oral and written.
* Sound Engineering background
* Good PC skills
* Confident when dealing with customers both face to face and on the phone.
* Ability to work well in a team.
* Attention to detail
* Problem solving / lateral thinking

Personal Behaviours

* Customer focused
* Punctual
* Meticulous
* Flexible and adaptable
* Dependable
* Pro active
* Practical

Other

* Flexibility to work outside normal hours
* Flexibility to support validation activities in foreign countries
* Full UK driving licence (Motorcycle or HGV licence advantageous)
* SC clearance or ability to achieve this
* Willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check

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