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Job Title:  Test Engineer

Requisition ID:  5142

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 Test Engineer holding primary accountability for delivery of test activities for the company.  The role holds responsibilities for the line management of small team of Test Technicians

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Ensuring the safety products and hardware, including ensuring relevant safety measure adherence

Managing the Test Team including all day-to-day management and training/development of line reports

Completing all test processes, technical standards and training

Managing the maintenance, control, set up and operation of test equipment in preparation and execution of test campaigns

Providing proficient definition, writing of, review and completion of all test documentation and recording all activities and data from designated tests correctly and on time

Understanding of safe set up, operation and maintenance of thermal vacuum chambers

Testing tasks required to progress the development of new products, electronic and mechanical sub-system V&V testing.

Managing maintenance/calibration of test equipment including the definition of processes

Performing 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

Understanding/applying relevant standards and process guidelines specified in the test documentation (e.g., ECSS)

Controlling root cause analysis using Ishikawa/8D methodologies

Leading the identification of formal/informal improvement activities

Working knowledge of HV battery systems, battery safety, thermal runaway and propagation, degradation mechanisms associated with Li-ion batteries and cell technology


The successful candidate should be educated to degree level or equivalent in an engineering subject and have a hands-on approach to engineering.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant field

Valid UK driving licence

Knowledge and Experience

Expected to have a strong experienced background in testing operations

Strong experience in battery test methodologies

A commitment to hardware safety as top priority

A good knowledge and experience of general electrical test techniques

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 leader and team worker

Excellent ability to work independently when required

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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