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    Automotive, General engineering & manufacturing

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    £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

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    Gemma Skidmore

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    3 months ago

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Test Rigs- Permanent- £25- 30k

The Components and Environmental team are responsible for developing and delivering routine and bespoke testing of components and sub systems for a variety of sectors. The work is interesting and varied. You can be asked to test almost anything and recent examples include a jet fighter nose cone, train windows, marine fenders, military transport components, aircraft brakes as well as car components.


Essential experience for this role;

  • Installation and operation of hydraulic and/or pneumatic systems and associated safe working practices.
  • Mechanical assembly.
  • Prototype development, build and modification.
  • Work to good Health & Safety standards and ensure that company quality standards are adhered to.
  • Knowledge of automotive systems/mechanisms.

Desirable experience for this role;

  • Construction of test rigs involving hydraulic or pneumatic actuators and basic electrical circuits.
  • Assembling bespoke machines (e.g. packaging/assembly/machining) and familiar with modular assembly systems such as Bosch.
  • Durability/fatigue testing of components or sub systems using hydraulic or pneumatic actuators.
  • Worked within an automotive or aerospace component test environment.


Essential skills for this role;

  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Use of measuring equipment and gauges.
  • Problem solving.
  • Mechanical assembly/fitting; manual dexterity.
  • Operation of hand tools (powered/unpowered) and basic machine shop equipment such as pillar drill and band saw.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to integrate into a team working environment.
  • Able to work on own initiative and with minimal supervision.


Essential qualifications for this role;

  • Relevant City & Guilds in a mechanical engineering discipline.
  • Full, clean driving licence.

Desirable qualifications for this role;

  • HNC in engineering or equivalent.

Other information

  • Flexibility with working hours will be required occasionally due to the timing of tests (e.g. weekend and evening working).
  • Must have the ability and desire to contribute to test rig design and construct test rigs with minimal information.

For more information please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.