Test Technician -(Mechanical Engineer/ Instrumentation Chemist) c£20-30k + Bonus
South East ABJ4707
A leading organisation are urgently recruiting for a permanent, full time Test mechanical and Instrumentation Engineer/ Chemist to join their R&D team. This role will support the sites in undertaking specialised performance testing of products using scientific instruments and testing machines. The principle focus of the position will be to join an established team of technicians to build and operate testing equipment, rate test parts and report results according to standardised procedures.
Managing test results and co-ordinating the flow of technical information to internal customers.
The provision of expert guidance to internal customers on the selection of test methods and advising on options to modify methods for special purposes.
To diagnose operational problems with test equipment, implement remedial action and propose areas for procedural improvement.
The maintenance of accurate records as required by the prevailing Quality Systems
Problem-solving in an Accredited testing laboratory environment
Opportunity to interact across technology groups and build communication skills
Skills and Qualifications
Sound technical competencies with a practical aptitude. Candidates may either have a science background (e.g. in chemistry or engineering) with laboratory experience or served a recognised mechanical or instrumentation apprenticeship in a high technology enterprise.
Knowledge of the fuels / energy industry
A sound working knowledge of the practices applicable to the operation and maintenance of precision machinery and/or instrumentation will prove advantageous.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to develop personal relationships with internal customers and team colleagues.
A proven ability to work skilfully and methodically according to technical standards and quality processes.
The capability to accurately manage test results and technical information, manipulate data and maintain comprehensive records.
Well-developed time management and personal organisational skills.
Experience of working with minimal supervision in a test laboratory environment together with a high awareness of the associated Health, Safety and Environmental practices.