Tech Test Production Test Engineer


If you are looking for a new challenge with a global market leader which designs and manufactures aerospace search and rescue equipment, HR Smith Group of Companies is the one for you.  We have over 5 decades of experience and are dedicated to finding the perfect solutions for our customers.  Working for us you will have the opportunity to be part of a fully integrated multidisciplinary business.  Based at our Production Facility at Rotherwas, due to the continuing growth of the manufacturing department, an opportunity has arisen for a PRODUCTION TEST ENGINEER, to work in close association with the Techtest Test Department Supervisor to ensure production targets and build standards are met.

Requisite capabilities:The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of basic electronics and be expected to identify Production test failures and advise to achieve satisfactory rework.Successful candidates will be responsible for the testing of components and products utilised on airborne Search and Rescue equipment and ideally possess:

  • Relevant engineering qualification.
  • Sound work ethic.
  • A naturally enquiring mind.
  • An electronics background is essential.
  • Ability to read technical drawings.
Duties and responsibilities:
  • To work in close association with the Production Manager/Test Supervisor/Senior Supervisor ensuring Production Test targets are met.
  • To identify Production Test failures, diagnose faults and advise to achieve satisfactory rework or confirm B.E.R.
  • To ensure all Production Testing is carried out in accordance with current Production Test Schedules.
  • To participate in customer support tasks as and when required.
  • Provide training (where appropriate) for both new and existing Test Department staff.
  • Liaise with Engineering Department to resolve Test issues.
  • Inspection Stamp holder.
  • To comply fully with all anti-static requirements.
  • Ensure all production paperwork is completed to the required standard.
  • To be fully aware of company standards (Workshop Practices, Drawing office instructions etc.) and raise to Change Note requests as required.
  • Ensure all areas of responsibility are clean and tidy at all times.
Full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Hours are based on a 40-hour week, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm with half an hour each day for lunch.

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Ben Reynolds, 20


An engineering apprenticeship was the obvious choice for me, after studying engineering for two years at college I felt an apprenticeship would offer me the best opportunity to make a career. As apprenticeships are so widely accepted and appreciated in industry I decided that university would not have been so beneficial long-term, as the opportunity to gain real experience is limited as well as the opportunity to earn whilst building large debts. HR Smith offer a great apprenticeship programme through HGTA and encourage you to build your own future. At HR Smith there is always something different everyday and you gain a full understanding of the processes involved in the company product design and manufacturing. You get satisfaction in understanding what the final outcome your job is for, I know I made the right choice.

Scott Bradley, 22

Electronic Test Development Engineer

I finished my electronic apprenticeship at HR Smith two years ago and now work in Research and Design. Part of my job also involves helping to look after apprentices when they are in my department.

I was fortunate enough to do my work experience at HR Smith during high school. This definitely made the idea of an apprenticeship more appealing to me, especially after finding an apprenticeship with HR Smith was an option through HWGTA.I did my apprenticeship straight from school, and I can remember how unsure I was about whether college or an apprenticeship was the right decision. Now both options are valid but I would recommend an apprenticeship, the practical experience alongside learning is a fantastic way to move from education into the working world, plus an important factor for me was avoiding the huge cost of higher education.And for anyone thinking that an apprenticeship won’t allow you to study at higher education, I am currently studying part time to obtain my HND, whilst other colleagues and ex-apprentices have completed Bachelors and Master Degrees through the company. So the higher education qualifications are still obtainable through an apprenticeship scheme, provided that you prove you’re worth it.

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