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Automotive Technician

  • Location:

    Bedford

  • Sector:

    Engineering

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £33k - 39k per year

  • Contact:

    Francesca Coltham

  • Contact email:

    francesca.coltham@seismicgroup.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01275867408

  • Job ref:

    SEI5865P

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-04-08

Automotive Technicians - Day or Shift positions available

Permanent - based on site in Bedford

Salary up to £39,000 & generous benefits (& shift allowance for shift roles)

Do you have an Automotive background? Do you have engine testing experience, or a time-served mechanic, an OEM or main dealer? If so, this could be great opportunity for you.

The successful candidate will assist in the set-up and delivery of engine testing programs on a wide variety of testing from durability, through fuels and additive testing to research projects on prototype hardware. Ranging from downsized passenger car with a focus on economy and emissions through to high output units with performance focus and heavy duty, as well as crossing into Powertrain rig testing and Electrified driveline. Supported by the Engineering team and reporting to the Supervisor you will be part of a collaborative and innovative team with a single mutual goal.

Job responsibilities & duties of the Automotive Technician

  • Contribute towards engine / test piece palletisation, installation and setup of instrumentation and support systems
  • Validate basic engine running and associated fluid, fuel and boost conditioning systems in test cell environment
  • Be part of a team which contributes towards running customer test requirements in a test cell for specific customer development program
  • Identify and diagnose unit faults, both mechanical and electrical, working with Engineering team to deliver effective solutions
  • Carry out servicing and hardware changes
  • Run the test cell using a combination of automated test cycles and manual operation leading into more complex tasks with support from Engineering teams
  • Take ownership of the test piece, equipment and hardware in the test cell (dependant on experience)
  • Liaise with supporting staff, Engineers, Supervisors and customers on a technical level
  • Continue and improve initiatives to reduce waste and optimize efficiency

Skills and Experience required of the Automotive Technician

  • Primarily factor to have experience in automotive and/or testing background
  • Formal automotive qualification / apprenticeship preferred but not essential
  • Experienced Technicians from OEM Dealerships welcomed
  • Experienced Petrochemical testing Technicians welcomed
  • Consideration given to time served mechanic / alternate backgrounds

To apply, please submit a copy of your up-to-date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted.