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Driveline Test Technician

  • Role Type
  • Contract

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 21/10/2021

Job Description

Driveline Test Technician

We are looking for a confident and competent Test Technician to support our growing portfolio of driveline testing projects. You will have a strong background in Test, Mechanical installation and Transmission systems.

Key Responsibilities

Working closely with other internal engineering teams, prepare and deliver test programs including transmissions, EDU, electric motors
Support test rig installation process adhering to strict health and safety practices
Prepare test rig configuration including instrumentation and logging systems
Interpretation of test results and dissemination to engineering teams or external customers
Responsible for maintaining good housekeeping of facilities and workshops

Experience and Education

You will have strong previous experience in rig based testing in one of the following disciplines

Transmissions, EDU, Electric Motors or Engines

You will hold good general mechanical fitting skills with experience in rotating machinery such as test rigs
Experience of building and stripping transmissions, engines or other rotating machinery.
Basic understanding and interpretation of test data and an ability to communicate information to engineers.
Understand and adhere to strict health and safety guidelines.
Ability to integrate and work well within a small team

The following would also be advantageous:

Basic metalworking skills and ability to use test workshop equipment (lathe, milling machine, pillar drill, welder etc.) without necessarily being an expert.
Driving licence
Prepared to work off-site for short durations of time (other Ricardo sites, customers sites in the UK and abroad)
Experience of instrumentation and logging systems.
Experience of test rig controls systems – N.I./DSG/STARS.
Experience of test rig calibration processes.
Experience of transmission inspection and measurement.

Personal Attributes

Excellent troubleshooting skills with a logical mindset
Self-motivated and resilient
Able to work to flexibly to achieve deadlines
Ability to tackle unfamiliar tasks with limited guidance or supervision