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Engine Test Technician

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  • Post Date : April 16, 2024
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Job Description

AEX Recruitment is seeking an Engine Test Technician on behalf of our client based in Millbrook, Bedford, a leading company in the field of development and testing within the automotive industry.

The successful candidate will be assist in the set-up and delivery of engine testing programs on a wide variety of testing from durability, through fuels and additive testing to research projects on prototype hardware. Ranging from downsized passenger car with a focus on economy and emissions through to high output units with performance focus and heavy duty, as well as crossing into Powertrain rig testing and Electrified driveline. Supported by the Engineering team and reporting to the Supervisor you will be part of a collaborative and innovative team with a single mutual goal.

As we broaden our work scope and customer portfolio, we are looking for passionate and driven Technicians to join and grow our team. Being a people focused business, we are open to applicants for various backgrounds, whether you come from a similar testing environment, an automotive background, a time-served mechanic, an OEM or main dealer, we would like to hear from you.

Job Description 

  •  Contribute towards engine / test piece palletisation, installation and setup of instrumentation and support systems.
  •  Validate basic engine running and associated fluid, fuel and boost conditioning systems in test cell environment
  •  Be part of a team which contributes towards running customer test requirements in a test cell for specific customer development programs
  •  Identify and diagnose unit faults, both mechanical and electrical, working with Engineering team to deliver effective solutions
  •  Carry out servicing and hardware changes
  •  Run the test cell using a combination of automated test cycles and manual operation leading into more complex tasks with support from Engineering teams
  •  Take ownership of the test piece, equipment and hardware in the test cell (dependant on experience)
  •  Liaise with supporting staff, Engineers, Supervisors and customers on a technical level
  •  Continue and improve initiatives to reduce waste and optimize efficiency

Qualifications & Experience

  •  Primarily factor to have experience in automotive and/or testing background
  •  Formal automotive qualification / apprenticeship preferred but not essential
  •  Experienced Technicians from OEM Dealerships welcomed
  •  Experienced Petrochemical testing Technicians welcomed
  •  Consideration given to time served mechanic / alternate backgrounds
  •  Strong Health and Safety awareness and understanding
  •  Good knowledge of gasoline and diesel engine fundamentals
  •  Understanding of engine support systems
  •  Proven experience working in a testing environment or hands-on engine experience
  •  Basic fabrication and mechanical skills
  •  Automotive fault diagnostics / good systematic approach to general fault finding
  •  Ability to work with minimum supervision and instruction following completion of probationary period
  •  Willingness to take responsibility for own work and offer support to others
  •  PC Skills
  •  Highly motivated with excellent teamwork ethics
  •  Punctual, organised, flexible and adaptable
  •  Customer focused / awareness of confidentiality
  •  Professional attitude with a can-do approach
  •  Good communication and interpersonal skills, approachable
  •  Excellent attention to detail
  •  Physically able to work in a laboratory/workshop environment
  •  Flexibility to travel as and when required (minimal)
  •  Full UK driving licence & own transport
  •  Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check


  •  Full-time, Permanent
  • Pay: Up to £39,000.00 per year
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

If you are interested in this exciting role, speak to Lauren on 01908585656!


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