Battery Test Technician

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    Bedford, Bedfordshire

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    Kevin Harris

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    about 2 years ago

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Battery Test Technician - Bedfordshire - perm (shifts)

Rolling week shift pattern

Bluechip automotive test consultancy is hiring a battery test technician. This is a key position within the newly formed Battery Test team and the position will be responsible for operating the Battery Test Facility to provide a Durability testing service to clients. This service extends to round the clock cover to ensure a continuous operation and minimum prove out duration for the DUT. Responsibilities will include operation, basic setup and diagnostics including day to day maintenance of the Battery Test Cells.

Role Responsibilities

  • Operates Battery Testing Facilities
  • Provides HV Battery preparation and strip service for Customers
  • Day to day maintenance and housekeeping of Facilities
  • Provides basic level of Facility breakdown diagnostics and resolution
  • Able to complete basic Test Automation Setup and Configuration
  • Action and follow Test and Operational derived Risk Assessments
  • Ensures safe Operating Procedures are in place for all HV Battery related activity
  • Ensures safe operation of DUT at all times
  • Shift working Rolling week



  • HND in Engineering or equivalent preferred or large breadth of work experience in an automotive engineering laboratory, automotive repair, heavy truck repair or electronics. Please note you must have electric experience ideally high voltage.


  • Lithium Ion Batteries (preferably Automotive)
  • Lithium Ion Battery testing (Durability and Abuse) (preferred)
  • Powertrain testing (preferred)
  • Some basic software skills would be an advantage (e.g. matlab/Simulink) (preferred).
  • An understanding of CAN, dbc files and tools like Canalyser or CANape would be an advantage (preferred)


  • Aware of Electrical automotive High Voltage (to 1000V DC) connectivity techniques
  • Able to complete Mechanical assembly and fabrication
  • Able to complete Electrical wiring assemblies (preferred)
  • Ability to read and understand simple electrical schematics
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and computer based file structures

Physical Requirements

  • The successful candidate is required to have manual handling experience of a load approx. 25kg activities will include bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, hand-eye coordination, and manual dexterity

Personal Behaviours

  • Willingness to learn
  • Interest in Li-ion batteries
  • Methodical
  • Highly motivated Team player
  • Good and inclusive communication skills
  • Represents highest company standards
  • Customer focused


  • Contribute to the Build, Process definition, setup and commissioning stage of the Battery Test Facilities
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check

Please apply with current CV and details of present salary and notice period. Unfortunately we cannot sponsor for this position. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with further information prior to submission. However please contact me if you have any questions.

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