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Test Technician - Opportunity To Work On EV Technology

Test Technician - Opportunity To Work On EV Technology

Job Title: Test Technician - Opportunity To Work On EV Technology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £Neg + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SD4799
Contact Name: Simon Davey
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 20, 2019 11:42

Job Description

Test Technician - Opportunity To Work On EV Technology
£Neg + benefits
Monday - Friday Working hours - 39 per week

Position overview: 
An exciting opportunity for Test Technician to join a highly successful Powertrain group within an Electric Vehicle Engineering Team based in Hullavington.

Hullavington is tucked away in countryside famous for the landmarks of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. The secluded rural location helps the business to protect their ideas and stay independent–minded.

The business is working on a battery electric vehicle. It has remained their ambition to solve the worldwide problem of air pollution for nearly 30 years. Now that they have the ability to bring all their technologies together into a single product, they're able to solve this problem at the source. For now, it’s all about finding the right people to make it all happen for 2020.

The Role:
This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to be responsible for testing batteries, modules, and cells for Dyson’s first EV.

- Operate battery and cell testbeds to carry out pre-defined tests
- Carry out day-to-day maintenance tasks to keep battery/cell test facilities operational (e.g. calibration, minor fault fixing with test engineers)
- Hands-on swap over of batteries/cells on testbeds
- Liaise with prototype build teams to coordinate battery movements on and off testbeds
- Liaise with battery/cell engineers on test scheduling

What You Will Need:
- HND in Engineering (NVQ Level 4 or equivalent is beneficial but not essential)
- Competent with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) for simple reporting and recording
- Strong team working skills, to work with testbed engineers and battery engineers
- Ability to perform methodical problem solving 
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach, and work with a can-do attitude
- Experience of AVL battery testbed operation is beneficial but not essential
- Experience of cell tester operation is beneficial but not essential
- Electric vehicle powertrain test experience is beneficial but not essential
- Experience of automotive high voltage safety is beneficial but not essential

Applications from Technicians working on High Voltage Systems in other transportation arenas would be welcomed.   

Applicants will need to be eligible to live and work in the UK upon applicaiton, without sponsorship support being required.