Production Test Engineer

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Maintenance and Engineering




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On behalf of our client, we are seeking to recruit a Production Test Engineer on a 12-month contract. This is an electrical/electronically biased position within the Manufacturing department of an award-winning global company. Significant experience in production testing and diagnostics of complex electronics at system and subsystem level is required.

Role: Production Test Engineer
Pay: Up to £37.00 per hour Umbrella, up to £27.54 per hour PAYE
Location: Bolton
Contract: 12-months, full time, hybrid working available – minimum 3 days onsite
IR35 Status: Inside
Security Clearance: SC, but can start on BPSS


  • Testing of complex electronic & electrical equipment, and diagnosis of production test failures down to component level. Identification of corrective action, in a timely manner allowing Manufacturing to continue production in line with programme.
  • Assessment of Test Equipment issues, directing support services to resolve equipment failures.
  • Evaluation of technical problems in order to develop proposals for investigations and corrective actions, including process improvements.
  • Test Engineering representative at Defect Review Board meetings to ensure efficient progress of equipment and quality notifications towards corrective action. Role requirements (skills, training and qualifications)
  • Manual handling training.
  • ESD training.

Skillset Requirements:

  • HNC/HND (Electronics) Level of Qualifications or equivalent
  • Good level of experience in digital & analogue electronics manufacture and test.
  • A good understanding of measurement and test principles, and associated equipment.
  • An understanding of RF and microwave technology at subsystem level would be an advantage.
  • An understanding of Environmental testing (including ESS) would also be an advantage.
  • Good planning and organising skills.
  • Communication skills, with the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.

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