Fuel Cell Senior Test Engineer

Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

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Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

HORIBA MIRA – a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing has partnered with a fuel cell technology and engineering company to provide a testing service for their world-leading, fuel-flexible fuel cells which are able to generate power from conventional fuels like natural gas and from sustainable fuels like biogas, ethanol or hydrogen at very high efficiency.

A dedicated facility is being created with automated test equipment at the MIRA Nuneaton site and your responsibilities will involve set up and test of the fuel cells, data acquisition, analysis and first line diagnosis, test stand maintenance and repair, and continuous improvement activities.

The main responsibilities of the role are: -

  • Manage and co-ordinate customer inventory.
  • Oversee the set up and execution of durability tests on the product.
  • Lead product fault finding and diagnosis.
  • Lead test stand fault finding, diagnosis and repair.
  • Report KPIs and identify and lead improvement activities.
  • Technical leadership within the MIRA team.
  • Lead QHS & E activities for the area.
  • Manage communications with customer.

Please note: 

  • This role will be required to work flexible hours which may include unsociable hours and occasional weekends.
  • Product training will be provided by the customer and will be at their location. 
  • Although the primary focus of this role is the testing of fuel cell products, you may be required to work in other areas of Propulsion & Electromobility test services occasionally as demand dictates across the business.

Essential Experience:

Minimum 4 years’ post graduate experience in a relevant industry.

Preferred Experience:

  • Industrial experience ideally gained in a fuel cell/battery company, automotive, aerospace or similar industry.
  • Working knowledge of test automation software, e.g. LabView.
  • Experience of planning and carrying out testing.
  • Experience of working with hazardous gases.
  • Knowledge of heat transfer, control systems, electronics and instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of chemical and thermodynamic processes, control systems and instrumentation.
  • Ability to visualise and summarise data, perform basic sense checking, identify inconsistencies and perform basic thermodynamic calculations, e.g. efficiency, simple heat balances.
  • Ability to read and produce technical documents including mechanical drawings, electrical schematics and P&IDs.
  • Ability to plan and manage work packages.
  • Ability to produce risk assessments and other similar safety tools, e.g. HAZID, HAZOP and FMEA.
  • Sound report writing skills and the ability to communicate results and deliver presentations to colleagues and management.
  • Grasp new concepts quickly and develop a good working knowledge of fuel cell power products and their operation.
  • Delivery-focused and highly motivated, capable of handling multiple priorities and working alone as well as part of a high-performing team.

Essential Qualifications:

BSc/MSc or BEng/MEng level in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or similar

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Chartered Engineer or on track to achieve Chartered status
  • Software coding, e.g. Visual Basic, Python
Other information

HORIBA MIRA has 75 years of heritage in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding.

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, however this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list.