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13 February 2019

Test Engineer, Blade Test – Engineering – Newcastle

Location: North East England

Salary: £36000

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: BMC/02/2483 WS

Contact

Will Smith

DD: 0191 432 6817

M: 07984 637078

The Company

The business is a leading international institution of innovative technology solutions in the Offshore Renewables Energy Sector. The RDI Directorate develops and delivers the most cutting-edge projects, focusing on the new frontiers being pushed by the sector.

Job Role

Reporting to the Senior Test Engineer you will ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the test process, from the arrival of a test piece/blade to final reporting with particular emphasis on the report, equipment, hardware and software availability.

  • Deputise for the Senior Engineer Blade Test as and when required;
  • Ability to work mainly unsupervised, seeking authority on critical technical issues;
  • Successful delivery of the test process and customer satisfaction in the test rig utilisation;
  • Operation of the test facility to a pre-defined programme;
  • Support the facility development to meet future IEC and industrial standards;
  • Improvement in operability and utilisation of the facility and service offering;
  • Undertake any other duties of which the responsibility, experience and skills required fall within the post holder’s expected capability and are commensurate with the post holders position in the company.
  • Assist the QA manager in obtaining and retaining quality standards as applicable;
  • Represent the company on commercial and program issues;
  • Responsible for ensuring the setup of test piece/blade and supporting equipment/systems within the facility and on site, are to the required standards;
  • Responsible for the application of the test process to a given test and project plan to meet customer expectations;
  • Support technical discussions with clients regarding test methods and specifications;
  • Manage and review the calibration/modifications to control and instrumentation systems, specialist processes and networks to ensure correct test preparations;
  • Responsible for the creation of technical test reports to client’s satisfaction, in particular collation, analysis and presentation of electronic data;
  • Propose and support improvements, future development and efficiencies within the test facility and test processes;
  • Support the maintenance Team to ensure the test equipment QHSE requirements and standards prior and during the test processes;
  • Oversee, direct and guide staff including engineers and technicians in the support and delivery of the test process to meet project and business requirements;
  • Develop testing techniques in conjunction with clients, R&D projects and other test facilities worldwide;
  • Support the development and implementation of in house procedures and documentation as necessary;

The following skills are desirable:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent in a suitable engineering discipline;
  • Extensive experience principally in the areas of either electrical/electronics, mechanical, hydraulic/structural loadings, instrumentation/data collection and control systems;
  • Highly computer literate – ability to use Microsoft packages , in particular excel, with a working knowledge of SCADA, Diadem and LABView;
  • Experience to organise and deliver diagnostic work on the test equipment and to take remedial action;
  • Knowledge of PUWER & LOLER regulations
  • Experience and knowledge of ISO 9001 standards and requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 competence of testing and calibration laboratories;
  • Ability to deal with customer expectations and aspirations on test delivery:
  • Knowledge/familiarity with instrumentation and calibration of strain gauges, displacement and load transducer’s beneficial;

Additional Information

  • 28 Days Holidays
  • Overtime Included 1 ½ weekdays/Saturday and double on a Sunday
  • 9 Bank Holidays
  • Annual Discretionary Bonus – up to 10% of salary
  • Double Match DC Pension Scheme
  • Cashback Healthcare Scheme
  • Life Assurance – 4 x annual salary
  • Free Parking

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