Mechanical Test Technician - Aerodynamics

England, Bedfordshire, Bedford
03 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Gordon Boughton
Contract Type
Full Time
Mechanical Test Technician - Aerodynamics
Location: Bedford
Role: Permanent
Salary: Circa £27K DOE + Shift Allowance + Overtime + Benefits

Due to continued business growth, our client is urgently looking to recruit a highly competent Mechanical Test Technician to operate aerodynamic test facilities in a safe, efficient manner, consistent with the needs of customer test requirements. Operation may include equipment calibration, the set-up of specialised measurement/monitoring equipment, model assembly for test, troubleshooting, making and implementing agreed recommendations for improvement and test execution. The main test facility will be around the onsite transonic wind tunnel but there are complementary facilities which the position will also cover.

The role requires a solid background in mechanical engineering and an appreciation of other engineering disciplines such as instrumentation, control systems, high-pressure hydraulics or pneumatics would be advantageous because you will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the drive and commitment necessary for ensuring that work is completed in line with challenging schedule requirements whilst maintaining a clean, safe working environment.

*Undertaking general departmental duties e.g. record maintenance, model storage, organisation of equipment, rig maintenance, etc.;
*Working within a team environment in the preparation and assembly of models and rigs for testing to defined quality standards, giving consideration to schedule and costs;
*Maintenance, calibration and quality control of specialist rigs, facilities and associated equipment;
*Preparation and installation of specialist optical measurement systems in test facilities;
*Operating the main Transonic Wind Tunnel.
*Operating complementary test facilities.
*Making recommendations for design, process or hardware modifications to support continuous improvement.
*Operation and development of aerodynamic test facilities, rigs and equipment, including the operation of control systems directly associated with the facilities and specialist rigs;
*Undertaking training, where necessary, in support of the above duties, to ensure that safe working practices are observed (e.g. forklift, facility operation, manual handling, etc.).

The Candidate:

*The successful candidate will be an experienced time served technician, preferably educated to HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering level with experience of working in an R&D and/or commercial environment.
*To succeed in this position, you must be flexible in your approach to working hours, which will require shift working, and able to respond quickly to a changing workload.
*The successful candidate must satisfy security clearance requirements which will include 5 years current continuous residency in the UK.
In return, our client offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Salary Circa £27,000
Full time role, normally on days - occasionally may be asked to work shifts (shift allowance) if workload is very heavy Basic 38 hour working week, with an aim to attract talented people with the skills and enthusiasm to help us succeed. Future salary growth is linked to performance and contribution. Generous shift and overtime premiums are offered when required.

If you feel you have the ability and experience to excel at this role then please respond with your up to date CV to be considered.

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