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Senior Test Technician


Job Description:

Role: Senior Test Technician

Salary: £28,000 – £35,000 DOE

Term: Permanent

Location: Oxford, UK


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Test Technician to join a rapidly growing, ambitious space company concerned with the engineering and manufacture of battery cells. Their ambitions to succeed need to be matched by a like-minded Senior Test Technician, who is ready to take their career to new heights.

This is a very technical role which involved a hands-on approach to testing HV battery systems. The candidate for this Senior Test Technician role needs to have previous experience working within a fast-paced environment with a focus on safety and accuracy.


Responsibilities of the Senior Test Technician:

  • Responsible for test processes training documentation, delivery of training and assessment of training outcomes
  • The maintenance, control, set up and operation of test equipment in preparation and execution of test campaigns
  • Proficiently define, write (with minimal to no errors), review and complete all test documentation and recording all activities and data from designated tests correctly and on time
  • Proficiently define, write and review of programs for battery tester equipment
  • The completion of electrical and physical testing of battery units using small test tools and equipment including DMMs and oscilloscopes
  • The management, maintenance and calibration of test equipment including the definition of processes
  • Strong ability in the performance of mechanical testing of products including vibrational, shock, Moment of Inertia (MoI), Centre of Gravity (CoG), active and passive magnetic moment testing in external test houses.
  • Understanding and applying relevant standards and process guidelines specified in the test documentation (e.g. BMS processes, ECSS specifications)
  • Battery and test harness and breakout box inspection and verification
  • Lead and control root cause analysis using Ishikawa and 8D methodologies
  • Lead the identification of formal and informal improvement activities
  • Ensuring H&S of everyone within their area of responsibility, including leading/managing risk assessments, safety protocol adherence and ensuring relevant PPE adherence

About you:

  • A hands-on and eager approach to engineering
  • You have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a relevant field
  • Experience in battery test methodologies is desirable
  • You have a good understanding of battery test equipment (Maccor test rigs, vibration table, thermal vacuum chamber)
  • Good knowledge and experience of general electrical test techniques
  • You are a business-minded and process driven individual


What’s in it for you?

  • 25 days of holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • 5 day working week
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Life Assurance 4x salary
  • Pension contributions – Contributions are matched
  • Professional accreditation support
  • This company will invest in you and help you develop


Please note that this role does not offer VISA sponsorship.

If you like the look of this Senior Test Technician role, but you’d like a chat before you hit that apply button, please contact Ellie Gibson at Orion Electrotech (Reading).