Engine Test Technician

Job Title: Engine Test Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newark
Salary: £15 - £20 per hour
Start Date: 2021-10-18
Reference: BH-448
Contact Name: Wayne Pavitt
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 19, 2021 12:38

Job Description

Have you Previously Operated Engine Dyno Test Beds?

Do you know how to set up from instruction, process sheets & similar?

Would you like to work for a market leader in their field?

If yes, please read on!


The successful candidate will join our Engineering team responsible for test & development of a range of engines & electro-mechanical devices.

Duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Hands-on, dynamometer-based powertrain & power system testing & development.
  • Rig and de-rig of engines to test beds.
  • Gathering of data plus compiling of technical reports to convey test results.
  • Engine control & calibration work.
  • Sensor specification, calibration & application for rig & dyno data capture.
  • Maintenance of dyno-cell systems & services.
  • Dyno based engine fault & performance investigation & reporting.
  • Engine control & calibration work.
  • Production validation, performance, durability & development testing work

You should have the following qualifications, skills & experience: 

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude & skills, with a good understanding of IC engines & related electronic systems.
  • Mandatory skills in mechanical engineering fundamentals (preferably engines), assembly techniques and mechanical skills, ability to read engineering drawings,
  • Knowledge of tolerances, limits and fits.
  • Basic understanding and experience of measurement techniques using instrumentation would be advantageous.
  • Time-served in an automotive / engineering apprenticeship or Honours Degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering with experience of working in a similar role / environment.
  • Working knowledge of precision dynamometer processes & experience of dyno control systems would be an advantage but training will be provided.
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines in a demanding environment and use of investigative techniques to identify and solve problems.
  • Desire to learn new technologies.
  • Good written & verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with standard office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project etc).

Very Long term ongoing contract opportunity, (at least 6-12 months), likely to be longer

Candidates from a aerospace, Aircraft test beds jigs or similar testing / data collection / data logging machinery would be considerred

£20 ph (FCSA Umbrella) £15 paye