Test Development Engineer Ref# V-58108

  • South West, Poole, UK
  • £40000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-58108

Test Development Engineer

How would you like the opportunity to work for one of the local area’s most well-known Engineering Companies?
A market leader within their industry, with a strong order book and new markets continually being pursued with new product offerings in development.  This role sits within the Test function of the business, supporting the hardware development, test and verification in order to deliver electronic or electrical components and subassemblies into projects and products

Our client seeks a Test Development Engineer who is very much a “doer” as a primary and a strong Test Technician as a secondary. You will be mentored and supported by the Engineering Manager
The Test Development Engineer will be an experienced hands-on individual who has sound test knowledge and capability with a background in defence, aviation, aerospace, or military would be ideal.
 Responsibilities for the Test Development Engineer:

  • Conduct Valve Development testing under the supervision and mentoring of R&D technicians, design engineers and the Engineering Manager, applying sound engineering practices in a timeframe consistent with business objectives.
  • Design qualification test parameters for the validation of new products in accordance with project objectives and milestones.
  • Apply relevant engineering standards, legislation, certification, and customer compliance ensuring comprehensive validation and reporting is delivered.
  • Compile test reports as required for documenting design validation compliance and maintaining comprehensive traceability.
  • Conduct concurrent engineering tasks optimising designs for manufacturing methodology, assembly, and testing processes.
  • Develop test equipment capabilities and continuous improvement in data acquisition software/hardware and pressure/flow mechanical equipment.
  • Conduct VAVE tasks to derivative and existing products, ensuring manufacturing costs are minimised and cost targets are achieved working coherently with production Engineers.

Experience required for the Test Development Engineer:


  • Mechanical Engineering Degree, Diploma, or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Demonstrable key skills in and knowledge around materials, stress analysis, and practical mechanical assembly.
  • Practical skills and good working knowledge of precision manufacturing, CNC lathes, milling, and general Fabrication.
  • Experience or knowledge of engineering software, 2D and 3D CAD, FEA, CFD, Mathcad, and MS Office, preferably using Autodesk platforms (AutoCAD, Inventor, ANSYS).
  • Professional and effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong organisational skills as the role will involve working on various projects simultaneously, including coordinating with other project team members, liaising with manufacturing and sales departments, reviewing progress as well as evaluating results.
  • Commitment to work to deadlines and determination to see a job through to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Knowledge of high-pressure valves for Nuclear, Oil, Gas and Space.
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering and solenoid design.

Benefits for the Electronics Engineer Manager include:

  • Flexible working – Hybrid options
  • Pension
  • Competitive salary

This is a full-time permanent position for the successful. Test Development Engineer
For more information simply apply now or call Ian on 07734406996 or e-mail ian.broadhurst@holtengineering.co.uk

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