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Battery Test Engineer

Battery Test Engineer

Job Title: Battery Test Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedford
Salary: £Neg + Benefits
Reference: SD4099-1
Contact Name: Simon Davey
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 19, 2018 09:28

Job Description

Battery Test Engineer
£Neg + Benefits

A key position within the newly formed Battery Test team reporting into the Propulsion division. The position will be responsible for Test Cycle and Operating condition definition and support in line with all Customer requirements, including issue diagnostics and resolution ensuring high quality and timely reporting to the Customer. Contributing to deliver a complete HV Battery Test Service to all Industry clients. This service requires extended shift cover to ensure a continuous operation and minimum prove out duration for the DUT.

Roles and responsibilities
- Provides Engineering support for HV Battery Testing technology and operation
- Defines Test Cycles and Operating conditions based on all Customer requirements/specification (Durability and Abuse)
- Provides comprehensive issue diagnostics and resolution to all Test activities
- Ensures high quality and timely Test results reporting to the Customer.
- Actively involved in any forensic investigation into DUT or Facility failures, understanding root cause and putting measures in place to prevent reoccurrence
- Applies Continuous Improvement techniques in all activities to ensure ever improving Facilities, processes and Test methods
- Own 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 (Early / Late or Standard Offset Week)

Degree in Electrical / Electronic or software Engineering (2:1 and above or equivalent) (preferred). Minimum of relevant HND or a large breadth of relevant work experience in an automotive engineering laboratory, automotive repair, heavy truck repair or electronics

- Must be able to show relevant experience in developing basic but robust software, ideally in a test environment. This could for example be Matlab/Simulink, or java programming
- Experience in root cause analysis e.g. 8D or similar
- Experienced in technical report writing
- Good understanding of CAN, dbc files and tools like CANalyzer or CANape
- Understanding of Lithium-ion Batteries (preferably Automotive)
- Experience of Lithium-ion  Battery testing (Durability and Abuse) (preferred)
- Knowledge of Industry automotive Battery testing standards (e.g. Reg100, UN38.3, SAE J2380/2464) (preferred)
- Use of electrical/electronic simulation tools (e.g. SPICE) (preferred)

- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and computer based file structures
- Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Strong organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to create and analyse simple electrical/electronic schematics.

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
- Ability to come up with creative (but safe) solutions to problems
- Highly motivated Team player
- Good and inclusive communication skills
- Represents highest company standards
- Customer focussed