R&D Test Technician (Hardware) in , Cambridgeshire

Applying for the R&D Test Technician (Hardware) role

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Job Title: R&D Test Technician (Hardware)
Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary: £22,000 - £30,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: IT & Telecoms
Sub Sector: Tester/Test Analyst
Job Reference No: AH/2000150

Job Description

To run product tests, gathering data for design studies and product validation. Tests must be carried out diligently in accordance with best practice and project requirements, producing quality data for analysis with the design team. This requires an ability to understand the fundamental printing process coupled with excellent attention to detail.

The role offers a wide variety of challenges and the chance to make a significant contribution to the design/performance of the product.

Key Accountabilities

Develop a solid understanding of the fundamental operating principles of inkjet.
Understand how the tests support the design process.
Focus on getting the right data to support the right questions.
To be knowledgeable about testing processes and develop further insight into printhead performance.
Setup and operate test equipment, following documented procedures as required.
Ensure equipment is fit for purpose before and after test. Record and report issues.
Ability to diagnose and provide solutions.
Key Challenges

Understanding the purpose of the tests and delivering quality results
Identifying and investigating any unusual results
Learning curve can be quite steep
The ability to work unsupervised for periods of time
The work can be of a repetitive nature
Quick response to unexpected changes in priorities
The R&D department can be pressurised and works to tight deadlines.
You will

Be diligent with good attention to detail and quality
Be methodical and disciplined in approach
Have a desire to know why and how things work
Be able to present data in simple formats e.g. graphs and tables
Be resourceful and proactive in solving problems
Have a good technical background and willingness to learn
Desire to improve all aspects of working environment
Be able to handle open-ended tasks as well as prescriptive procedures
Be a good team worker
have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Qualification, Skills and Experience

HNC/ HND/degree in a relevant discipline
A good grounding in Maths and Physics
A good command of English
Basic understanding of electronics
Experience of product testing/validation
Experience in digital print would be an advantage.

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