TEST MANAGER ??? MECHANICAL TESTING

Recruiter
Martin Veasey Talent Solutions
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Sep 2019
Closes
03 Oct 2019
Sector
Engineering
Job Type
Apprentice
Contract Type
Permanent
TEST MANAGER - MECHANICAL TESTING
"Career development and leadership opportunity for commercially focused Test Engineering & Certification specialist with best in class experience gained in mechanical and electrical test engineering to UK and International Industry Standards"
Salary: cGBP38000 + Excellent Large Company Benefits
Location: Wolverhampton
Commutable from Birmingham, Kidderminster, Stafford, Stone, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Bromsgrove, Lichfield, Tamworth, Stoke on Trent, Telford, Shrewsbury, Droitwich, Redditch, Worcester, Coventry, Warwick, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Stockport, Crewe
Our client is a well-established and respected manufacturer of fixtures, fittings and components both mechanical and electronic in the home and building infrastructure products sector. Highly acquisitive and experiencing excellent growth, the company is based in a brand-new office, distribution centre and test centre complex in the West Midlands close to the M6/M54 but has operational facilities and subsidiaries nationally and globally.
They are now seeking to strengthen their Test Centre team with the appointment of a Manager to head up their brand-new Test Engineering & Certification facility. Our client offers testing and certification services both on an in-house basis to internal group companies and also to external customers including other manufacturers of mechanical, electrical and electronic components and products, in line with industry and national and international standards and certifications. The role also encompasses management of product certification schemes to ensure continuity of compliance and maximise value from product certifications
Testing equipment is pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical/electronic and could cover tensile testing as well as a wide range of other tests.
The Role:
You will manage our client's brand-new Test Engineering Centre, ensuring that internal and external customer needs are met, providing an exemplary service, managing product certification scheme to ensure continuity of compliance and maximum value from product certifications.
* Promote and maintain compliance with procedural requirements and best practice for safety, health and environmental factors associated with testing operations, ensuring suitable provision is made for the identification of hazards and management of risks
* Develop & maintain the necessary systems and competencies within the testing team to manage daily operations, testing scheduling, and quote and report generation
* Promote and maintain professional standards of service.
* Manage the testing capacity to suitably cater for customer indicative, UKAS accredited, competitor analysis, development and audit test requirements.
* Develop & maintain the necessary systems and competencies within the testing team to manage daily operations, testing scheduling, and quote and report generation
* Preparation of audit test samples for our client's certified product testing.
* Maintain a test quotation and booking service with transparent lead times and manage the provision of testing to agreed service levels.
* Maintenance and development of UKAS accredited ISO 17025 Laboratory management system, manuals, procedures and accreditation requirements.
* Identification and implementation of testing service improvements including scope of service and efficiency
* Promotion of our client's testing services within the industry to maximise value.
* Development and maintenance of our client's product certifications including CE marking, Kitemark and Certify product schemes, and product specific testing evidence.
* Monitor and evaluate developments within industry testing and product standards, identifying threats and opportunities and liaising with key stakeholders.
* Represent our client's testing services at the Test House Studies Group.
* Manage and develop the Test Engineers and Team Leader to ensure flexibility and quality of service.
* Maintain good relationships internally with key members of executive team as well as customers and external bodies.
The Ideal Applicant:
* Mechanical Engineering professional educated to HNC/HND or Degree level
* Experience of Electrical/Electronic Engineering highly advantageous
* Currently working within a similar specialist testing team or alternatively as part of a quality or product development function within a manufacturing environment but keen to develop career further into testing and certification.
* Experienced leading and motivating a team of engineers including apprentice engineers.
* Experience of BSI standards essential.
* Customer facing experience essential - this could be external customers or internal customers within different product or manufacturing divisions of the same organisation.
* Experience of planning resource allocation and creating and presenting reports.
* Structured problem-solving techniques, including analysis and corrective and preventative action identification
* Ability to technically appraise company and competitor products.
In return our client offers a very competitive salary plus pension, 25 days holiday and the option to choose from a wide variety of other benefits offered by our client