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Manufacturing Test Engineer - Greater Manchester

Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 6760 Date Posted: Monday 18 Mar 2024
Manufacturing Test Engineer
Location:                 Bolton
Salary:                      Up to £43,000 depending on experience 
Package includes:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
The Manufacturing Test Engineer opportunity:
This opportunity is for a Manufacturing Test Engineer to join the Manufacturing team supporting test and diagnostics of electrical/electronic sub-systems and circuit cards during all phases of the product lifecycle. You will be providing technical support to the manufacturing test capability, to ensure programme targets are met to agreed time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Providing Test Engineering support during Design / Development phases from initial concept through to Production Readiness Review and release to Operations.
  • Supporting Test Facility introduction and ensuring that appropriate configuration control of equipment and facilities is in place prior to use, including generating supporting test specifications and operator instructions.
  • Supporting testing of electrical/electronic sub-assemblies and circuit cards, with diagnosis of production test failures down to component level.
  • Working closely with Operations, the design teams and other stakeholders to overcome any technical challenges.
  • Always aiming to deliver in line with all programme and quality requirements, whilst maintaining Test Engineering functional governance and pursuing continuous improvement.
You will be working with a small team of dedicated engineers in a fast-paced but friendly and inclusive manufacturing environment. The team has a great mix of people, ranging from apprentices and graduates to experienced engineers, all striving to deliver technical excellence across a number of different missile systems in development and production.
Manufacturing Test Engineer skills and experience required:
  • Degree/HND or equivalent qualifications in an electronic/electrical engineering-related subject, plus experience in digital and analogue electronic/electro-mechanical manufacture and test.
  • A good understanding of electrical/electronic measurement and test principles and test equipment, as well as fault diagnosis techniques for electronic/electro-mechanical sub-assemblies.
  • Experience in using both manual and automated test equipment, preferably in a defence organisation or similar manufacturing environment.
  • Familiar with enterprise resource planning and manufacturing execution system programs (e.g. SAP, MES) for recording test activities and generating non-conformance reports and concessions.
  • The ability to plan and organise own work in order to ensure multiple tasks can be prioritised and delivered against Project objectives.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including generation of test specifications, operator instructions and technical reports based on higher-level requirements.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail.
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