Mechanical Technician - Test & Verification

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Mechanical Technician - Test & Verification

A leading automotive OEM is seeking a highly experienced Mechanical Technician to join their Prototype Build team. The opportunity will allow you to work within the UK automotive industry that is known best for premium and sports cars. This famous and iconic manufacturer are offering a long-term contract opportunity that will you to work with their current and future vehicle ranges whilst maintaining and building prototype vehicles.

Job Description


Location: CV35 - Gaydon, Warwickshire
Rate: £16.85/h
Job Type: Contract
Date Posted: 13th September
Job Title/s: Mechanical Technician, Prototype Technician, Prototype Development, Prototype Build, Technician

An opportunity has arisen within a leading automotive client, based out of their Gaydon Head Office. The role of Mechanical Technician is responsible for the build, preparation, servicing and maintenance of prototype vehicles / bucks to facilitate both whole vehicle & component testing in line with design verification programme objectives.

Candidate Requirements:
-Experience working with Prototype vehicles and/or experience testing at automotive proving grounds will be an advantage to the candidate.
-The successful candidate will have completed an appropriate automotive apprenticeship (or equivalent) and have relevant experience.
-The ability to read, interpret and work to engineering drawings /process sheets is essential
-The candidate should possess a clean driving licence.
-In addition to the above, the candidate should have good communication skills and a general understanding of computers.
-It would be advantageous if candidates have undertaken further study to HNC level in appropriate disciplines.
-Candidates should be aware that they might be required to work away from base (e.g. at another plant or test site either in UK or abroad) for short periods of time.

-Preparation & shakedown of prototype vehicles/bucks for DVP testing, attribute sign-off events, mileage accumulation.
-Carry out servicing and safety checks on prototype vehicles.
-Support prototype test vehicles whilst on test, both in the UK and abroad.
-Manufacture /sub-assembly of relevant components.
-Manually collect and check components from storage area or check in house manufactured parts where necessary.
-Assemble of components and fit to vehicle / buck / layout board etc in sequence of build and to process planning sheets or job routing sheet.
-Identify, investigate, by means of key task monitor sheets, any improvements to, or mismatches / failures of, parts or operations that will assist in both product &/or process quality improvements.
-Storage of controlled substances / components safely in correct location(s).
-Support quality, productivity and process improvements initiatives, e.g. Kaizen, 6 Sigma initiatives.
-Adhere to company safety, housekeeping and discipline standards

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM are award winning experts in technology and engineering recruitment, we fill specialist positions across some of the most competitive technology and engineering industries in the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Jamie Appleby

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I specialise in contract recruitment within the vehicle technologies and automotive industry. I have a broad experience working with automotive OEMs and UK-based consultancies. Recruiting various roles within design, studio, quality and costing; from technician level through to management.