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Job Title:  Senior Test Technician

Requisition ID:  5169

Abingdon, ENG, GB, OX14 3ED

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. EnerSys complement our extensive line of Motive Power, Energy Systems and Specialty Power, including Space, Defence and Aviation, with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


This position will be focusing primarily on our EnerSys Advanced Systems (EAS) Space line of business, which will include working on international space missions for satellites, launchers, and interplanetary vehicles. The company works with both national and international space agencies like NASA and European Space Agency as well as working across the commercial market supporting missions that include Earth observation, internet of things satellite constellations and global positioning systems. A position and job that can impact people across the globe.



Experienced senior test operator with responsibility for the safe detailed testing of electrically live space flight hardware in mission representative conditions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Ensuring the Health & Safety of everyone within area of responsibility at all times, including leading/managing risk assessments, safety protocol adherence and ensuring relevant PPE adherence
  • Always ensuring the safety products and hardware, including ensuring relevant safety measure adherence
  • Responsible for test processes training documentation, delivery of training and assessment of training outcomes
  • Maintaining, controlling, set up and operation of test equipment in preparation and execution of test campaigns
  • Proficiently define, write (with minimal to no errors), review and complete all test documentation and recording all activities and data from designated tests correctly and on time
  • Proficiently define, write and review of programs for battery tester equipment
  • Understanding of safe set up, operation and maintenance of thermal vacuum chambers
  • Completion of electrical and physical testing of battery units using small test tools and equipment including DMMs and oscilloscopes
  • Testing tasks required to progress the development of new products, in particular electronic and mechanical sub-system V&V testing
  • The management, maintenance and calibration of test equipment including the definition of processes
  • Strong ability in the performance of mechanical testing of products including vibrational, shock, Moment of Inertia (MoI), Centre of Gravity (CoG), active and passive magnetic moment testing in external test houses.
  • Performing test campaigns and activities assigned by the Team Leader or designated appointee
  • Understanding and applying relevant standards and process guidelines specified in the test documentation (e.g. BMS processes, ECSS specifications)
  • Leading and controlling root cause analysis using Ishikawa and 8D methodologies
  • Lead the identification of formal and informal improvement activities
  • Strong ability to build, test and inspect wiring and looms.
  • Strong experience in battery test methodologies, data analysis in MATLAB, cell test data analysis and LabVIEW



  • The successful candidate should be educated to HNC level in an engineering subject and have a hands-on approach to engineering
  • Two to five years of relevant testing experience
  • Valid UK driving licence

Knowledge and Experience

  • Expected to have a strong experienced background in testing operations
  • A commitment to hardware safety as top priority
  • A good knowledge and experience of general electrical test techniques
  • A strong attention to detail, logical approach and strong adherence to performing test tasks
  • A good understanding of battery test equipment functionality (Maccor test rigs, vibration table, thermal vacuum chamber)
  • The ability to lead and support multi discipline teams in the set up and execution of test regimes to a successful outcome
  • The ability to review, complete analysis, comprehend and present information on test status for internal review
  • An ability to work in a multi-project environment; to effectively prioritize and work to detailed scheduled plans and tight deadlines
  • A business minded and process driven attitude
  • Proficient skills with MS Office / Office 365 suite of programmes

Skills and Competencies

  • Ambitious and career minded
  • Excellent people skills and be a proven team worker and an ability to work independently
  • Target, output and objective driven
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet demanding business needs
  • Able to use initiative with good problem solving and analytical skills


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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