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Job Ref:  204631764
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Newcastle / Northumberland
Salary:  £35000 - £45000/annum
07/10/2016 02:21
Mechanical Senior Test & Development Engineer

This is a great opportunity for a Senior Test & Development Engineer in Newcastle / Northumberland, Tyne And Wear commutable from Newcastle, Cramlington, Annitsford, Beaconhill, Blyth, Morpeth, Seaton, Ashington, Whitley Bay, Newcastle upon Tyne, Stamfordham, Milbourne, Stannington, New Hartley, Gateshead paying approx £35,000-£45,000 per annum.

The Company

The successful Senior Test & Development Engineer will be working for an employer who:

* has been a household name for over 50 years and is now at the forefront in the design, development and manufacture of complex, highly stressed systems used in the construction transportation market place

* are a global supplier of attachments to the construction, mining and quarrying industries

The Role

If you crave the chance to develop new ideas and processes and really make a positive change to business, then this fantastic opportunity could be just for you! If you have a strong background in product development and test, have lead projects and small teams please read on! This role will be fundamental in the growth of the test development team to enhance the company's testing capability for safety-critical products, including the quality, aesthetics, product durability, performance and compliance. You will be part of a mechanical engineering team to develop a new culture of driven and dynamic engineers.

The role itself will include: Leading the design and implementation of test systems to support design verification activities across the product lifecycle including mechanical and possibly electromagnetic, electronic and control elements in the future.

Lead the implementation and development of LabView and PLC based test control systems. Devise and maintain test standards and conduct peer reviews

Develop the team's strategy for data acquisition standardisation.

Responsible for assessing and creating test processes that are more efficient through continuous improvement activities.

Devise test equipment specifications and methodology and develop detection methods in support of DFMEA activities.

Manage and oversee the specification, design and procurement of test equipment to support the company's growth

Produce version controlled drawing packs suitable for manufacture, installation and maintenance of test equipment and liaise with suppliers to maintain robust test solutions

Provide instruction and operator test equipment training and coach and mentor test engineers.

Provide detailed development reports and plans as appropriate.

The Candidate

Ideally degree qualified (preferably 2:1 or above) in an engineering field, either mechanical, structural, mechatronics or similar

Ideally a good knowledge of LabView and PLCs for engineering test

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with, and present to, engineers and stakeholders, especially in a cross - functional team environment.

Strong leadership skills either in projects or mentoring and leading engineers to support and develop their careers.

Strong character with the ability to drive and motivate people

A knowledge of safety critical electro-mechanical systems within either a construction equipment, automotive, aerospace, or similar background.

Diligent approach to the development process.

About Precision Recruitment

This Senior Test & Development Engineer role is posted by Precision Recruitment, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating in our tenth year, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision cover the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Design Engineers, Quality Managers and Production Managers.

We have many engineering and sales roles around the UK so get in touch today.

Interested? To apply for the Senior Test & Development Engineer position, here are your three options:

1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and lets talk through your experience. Ask for Sarah Bickerdike on (Apply online only) between 8am - 5pm

2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know

3. "I'm interested but need to know more about what this job can offer me" - email sarahb with your CV and questions and I will reply with more detail.

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