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Test Engineer

  • Job reference: 923256
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 10/01/2019

OrionGroup are recruiting for a Biomechanics Test Engineer on behalf of their multinational medical devices client based in the West Yorkshire are on an initial 12 month contract.

This role will focus on testing instruments intended for use in orthopaedic surgery through biomechanical means, including fatigue endurance and load to failure testing. The Orthopaedic Test Laboratory works with engineers around the world to perform essential testing.

Main Responsibilities of the role:

  • Conduct new product development and research testing work under supervision, duties include but not limited to: liaising and understanding requirements of work requests from Test Engineers, translation of requests into practical in vitro tests, planning and execution of tests, analysis of data, completion of formal reporting and assessment of requirements for additional work.
  • Good report writing skills and Statistics knowledge
  • Team working

-Assist other Test Engineers as and when required on a variety of projects

-Help other Test Engineers in the lab to perform testing if necessary

-Set up of test assemblies

-Contribute to departmental initiatives and meetings (within laboratory and wider R+D)

  • Maintain laboratory inspection/test equipment by ensuring that equipment is serviceable, including but not limited to actively working or organizing subcontractors as required, ensuring calibration to schedule, servicing and maintenance, breakdown repairs
  • Ensure training is up to date for all testing being undertaken
  • Understand the difference between standard ISO testing and non-standard testing
  • Identify new equipment needs of the lab
  • If possible design and facilitate manufacture of one off fixtures to support the lab activities as required utilizing CAD. Maintain register and storage of fixtures.
  • Record machine usage including all activities of work tasks, calibration and maintenance.

Desired Skillset and Background of the successful candidate

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent demonstrable experience is required.
  • Experience in analytical testing is desired.
  • Experience working with multiple international customers is a bonus.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to work independently and think laterally to improve upon the range of testing offered would be a bonus.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Presentation skills, written and oral
  • Report writing
  • Independent working
  • A team player with the ability to complete tasks through interaction with team members.


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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