Engine Test Cell Technician

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Gibson Technology

Gibson Technology Ltd is an established world leader in the design, development & manufacture of high performance racing powertrains.

It is currently looking to fill the position of: Engine Test Cell Technician (Reference: HR-2018-D1)

Role: Following a period of training under the supervision of our existing test cell engineers, the successful candidate will become responsible for the fitting & removal of our racing engines to the test stands & will also assist with the testing process. Testing will include production validation tests plus performance & durability / development work under the direction of our Development Engineering team. Once the testing of the engine is complete, you will process the relevant data and update various records using a number of different software packages.

The successful candidate will be expected to follow our processes and methods, to keep the test bed area safe, clean and fully operational.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Rig and de-rig racing engines to the test cells.
  • Review of data and maintenance of statistical and test reports.
  • Maintenance & cleaning of dyno cells & services.
  • Investigation of product quality issues as part of a cross functional team.
  • Work closely with our engine build & quality teams to identify and resolve production and quality issues.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement and learning across all functional areas through the training and communication of quality & safety initiatives.

Skill Set Required:

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude & skills with a good understanding of internal combustion engines & related systems.
  • HND Automotive Engineering or time served in an automotive / engineering apprenticeship or experience working in a similar role / environment.
  • Computer literacy & proficiency with standard MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint etc) is essential for this role.
  • Working knowledge of precision dynamometer processes & experience of Sierra CP or Schenk dyno control systems would be an advantage but training will be provided.
  • A knowledge / familiarity with dynamometer services, cooling plant & fuel handling systems would also be an advantage though again, training will be provided.
  • High levels of motivation & a flexible approach in terms of working hours.
  • Ability to interface with design, development, manufacturing and assembly departments.
  • 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.

Salary & Benefits:     

  • Salary dependent upon experience.
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays;
  • Subsidised team / work wear;
  • Modern & pleasant working environment.
  • Company pension scheme;
  • Private medical insurance (after 6 months service)

This permanent position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is highly motivated and can adopt a flexible approach to problem solving within a team environment.

The successful candidate will be based in our prestigious engineering facility at Repton in Derbyshire UK.

To apply, please quote ref HR-2018-D1, and send your CV & a covering letter to:

The HR Department
Gibson Technology Ltd
Main Street, Repton
Derbyshire
DE65 6NZ

To apply for this job email your details to careers@gibsontech.co.uk

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.