System Rig Technician / Engineer

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    West Midlands

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    Market related

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    Tina Field

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    01268 889259

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System Rig Technician/ Engineer





A System Rig Technician/ Engineer is required with knowledge of vehicle and engine mechanical and electrical systems, including hazardous voltage systems.

Due to growth this company, a leading Powertrain Engineering consultancy based in Coventry, requires a System Rig Technician/ Engineer for a new permanent role.


As a System Rig Technician / Engineer you will be required to:

  • Produce a test specification detailing the System under Test (SuT) design, all hard and soft interfaces i.e. Electrical/Mechanical, test cycle requirements and any other information required to adequately set-up and control the test including a SuT commissioning plan
  • Specify CAE model interactions to the SuT and consult the CAE team on their technical delivery including correlation activities
  • Produce internal test requests to provide data for CAE correlation
  • Produce LV/HV harness designs suitable the supplied UUT
  • Electrical, mechanical, cooling system schematics
  • Lead the integration of the SuT into the test facility and produce a BoM against which orders can be placed and delivery tracked
  • Deliver test rig designs to support programme targets and prove chosen technologies
  • As UUT engineer ensure UUTs received are within specification, issue reports, provide suggestions, supervise rigging and de-rigging activities for a variety of test cells
  • Issue instrumentation guidelines and interact with customer for continuous process improvements
  • Develop new and maintain old processes to standardise the delivery of commodities and reduce late change
  • Assess test equipment capability wrt. market trends and produce definition for new equipment's
  • Provides a HiL interface requirements to enable technical specification of HiL hardware and software
  • RestBus simulation, Automation, control and calibration tool interface definition i.e. CAN signal calibration
  • Leadership skills
  • Managing customer relationships
  • Task management - ensuring correct skill-sets are available and deployed
  • Future cycle plan review and strategy development
  • Manage delivery against agreed KPIs
  • Ensure exploitation of Review-Learn-Improve (RLI)
  • Manage delivery against agreed KPIs
  • Undertake other work as directed by the line manager in connection with your job as required

The System Rig Technician/ Engineer should have the following skills or experience:

  • Educated to Bachelor's degree level in a relevant engineering area (mechanical, automotive, electrical)
  • Experience in powertrain testing and development
  • Knowledge of vehicle and engine mechanical and electrical systems, including hazardous voltage systems
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical design of test bed systems
  • Knowledge of vehicle networks e.g. CAN and Flexray, and the tools used to interact with these e.g. CANalyser
  • Identifying faults and initiating the necessary measures to solve them
  • Knowledge on the CAD modelling tools e.g. Catia V5 etc
  • Knowledge on Powertrain test cell automation and Calibration tools
  • Experience in Problem solving, Risk Assessments etc
  • Developing creative and unconventional ideas
  • Team spirit, creativity and a sense of responsibility
  • Ability to cooperate with other employees/departments
  • Ability to work independently and reliably


  • EDU, E-Motor or Inverter test experience
  • Brake test experience


We look forward to receiving your details for the unique opportunity to join our growing, high-tech, international team.

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have any questions about the System Rig Technician/ Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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