Vehicle Technician

Are you a Vehicle Test Engineer / Vehicle Technician looking for a job where you get to work on the latest in brake and suspension systems? Based from our Nuneaton Research and Development facility you will get to test drive HGVs / LGVs at test tracks located in the UK, Spain and Sweden, supported with un-rivalled training - and you only work days!

SALARY: £32,000 to £42,000.

BENEFITS: Day based role with flexitime and time off in Lieu 25 Days Holidays, plus Stats Extensive Training Allowance Mobile Phone.

LOCATION: Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Rugby, Loughborough.

Why should I apply?
·Get to test drive LGV / HGV and passenger vehicles at test tracks, in the UK, Spain and Sweden.
·Highly interesting development and test environment – no two days will be the same.
·Work with the latest technology in brake, suspension and electronic braking systems.
·Benefit from an extensive training budget which will pay for vocational and college education.
·Know that your input will have a direct impact upon the technology of tomorrow.
·Flexitime - enjoy unrivalled work / life balance with a company that values and respects your off time.
·Did I mention the free tea and coffee?

JOB SPECIFICATION: Vehicle Test Engineer / Vehicle Technician

As a Vehicle Test Engineer / Vehicle Technician you will work closely with all departments of a world class research, development and test facility, from design engineering and testing through to technical teams / engineers of major HGV and trailer manufacturers.

You will be involved with a broad range and highly varied activities, including:
·The fitting of vehicle air brake, suspension and electronic braking systems, electronic telemetry / test and recording devices.
·Driving of vehicles at test tracks to conduct vehicle systems testing in the UK, Sweden and Spain.
·Checking of test data to ensure no anomalies. With training this will lead to data analysis to interpret the results of vehicle tests.
·Removal of equipment / condition inspection checking for deterioration and or faults.
·Fabrication of fixing brackets and fixtures.
·General maintenance of test vehicles.
·Visiting partner companies to perform periodic test and inspection of installed equipment.
The role will also provide the opportunity to attend real life winter and summer testing at test sites / tracks in Sweden and Spain.

REQUIREMENTS: Vehicle Test Engineer / Vehicle Technician

To be considered for this role as Vehicle Test Engineer / Vehicle Technician you will either:
·Be working as a HGV test engineers.
·Be a HGV / LGV Vehicle Technician at the top of your game and looking for an opportunity to further develop your career in a product development and test environment.

Either way you WILL:
·Have a proven track record of maintaining LGV’s / HGV’s, specifically with:
oBrake System Fundamentals.
oBrake System Diagnosis and Repair.
oABS & EBS (Anti-Lock Brakes / Electronic Braking Systems).
oASR (Traction Control Systems).
oESP (Stability Control).
oAble to diagnose faults by inspecting / testing vehicle, and by the use of laptop diagnostic software, pressure gauges, rolling roads, multimeters etc.
oUnderstanding / Awareness of Truck & Trailer Diagnostic Systems.
·Hold a minimum of Class 2, ideally CE driving license.
·Be qualified to NVQ or similar in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, City & Guilds 381 Part 1&2 and or recognised apprenticeship scheme.
·Hold a keen interest in either IT technology, vehicle electronic / control systems or similar.

DESIRABLY as a Vehicle Test Engineer / Vehicle Technician you will:
·Have an awareness of legislation in relation to the use of LGV’s on public roads.
·Capable of carrying out routine inspection of trucks and trailers in accordance with established company procedure and VOSA / Manufacturer requirements.


We are an established manufacturer of braking, suspension and electronic braking systems, with an international exposure supplying systems to major truck and trailer manufacturers.

Our development and test facilities are extensive as is our proactive attitude towards employee care and development with un-rivalled work / life balance and career development opportunities.

Candidates applying for this role may hold the job title of Vehicle Technician, Vehicle Engineer, HGV Technician, HGV Engineer, HGV Mechanic, LGV Mechanic, Vehicle Mechanic, Workshop Engineer, Workshop Technician, Vehicle Test Technician, Vehicle Test Engineer, HGV Test Technician, LGV Test Technician, HGV Test Engineer, HGV Test Engineer.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Jason Cooper quoting Vehicle Technician and reference JC14895 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683312 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857.