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Senior Engine Test Technician (ICE)

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  • Post Date : April 16, 2024
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Job Description

AEX Recruitment is seeking a Senior 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.


We are recruiting for a Propulsion Test Technician to join the Propulsion Engine Test Centre. The successful role holder will be responsible for running Propulsion systems in a testbed environment and all associated aspects from set-up through test cell configuration, servicing, and running of both automated and manual sequences. The Technicians work will contribute towards successful completion of end-to-end customer test programmes on a variety of prototype units, from downsized units with a focus on economy and emissions through to high output units with performance focus. The Technicians role will be supported by the Engineering team.


· Ensure all Health and Safety and quality procedures have been adhered to

· Contribute towards unit palletisation Installation and setup of instrumentation and test cell automation system configuration as required by Engineering team

· Validate basic engine running and associated fluid 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 mix of automated test cycles and manual operation leading into more complex calibration tasks with support from Engineering and Calibration teams

· Be the first-line in quality control and unit test data validation

· Take ownership of the unit, equipment and hardware in the test cell

· Able to liaise with supporting staff, Engineers, Supervisors and customers on a technical level

· Continue and improve initiatives to reduce waste and optimise efficiency


· City and Guilds and/or Full Apprenticeship. Alternatively ONC/HNC or similar in Automotive Engineering

Core competencies:

· A sound automotive background, preferably within a test cell environment but candidates will be considered from other automotive disciplines

· Excellent understanding of engine fundamentals and related systems

· Ability to work with minimal supervision and instruction following completion of probationary period

· Willingness to take responsibility for own work and offer support to others

· Excellent teamwork ethics

· Good time management and organisation

· Respect for Health and Safety procedures and practices

· A professional attitude under pressure and good communication skills

· Excellent attention to detail and quality

Advantageous Qualities:

· Experience of both gasoline and diesel testing, preferably in complex testing environments with a variety of testing techniques and equipment (pressure and temperature instrumentation, emissions measurement, etc.)

· Experience of AVL and ETAS test bed related equipment and automation systems

· Able to complete Electrical wiring assemblies

· Experience with Lithium Ion Batteries (preferably Automotive)

· Aware of Electrical automotive High Voltage (to 1000V DC) connectivity techniques

· Experience in test automation software (AVL PUMA and/or Horiba STARS), indicating software (AVL Indicom, ETAS INCA), analysis software (AVL Concerto)

Personal Behaviours:

· Interest in emerging technologies

· Highly motivated team player

· Good and inclusive communication skills

· Represents highest company standards

· Customer focused


· Full UK driving licence & own transport (Millbrook is not easily assessable via public transport)

· Willing to undergo a Basic Disclosure (DBS) check

If you are interested in this exciting role, speak to Lauren on 01908 585656 today!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: Up to £43,500.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking



  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


Work Location: In person

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