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Laboratory Engineer

The Opportunity

An excellent opportunity has arisen for the position of Laboratory Engineer within the Research & Development department, working with a small team of skilled Laboratory Engineers in the Airedale R&D Laboratory tasked with both research and development prototype testing and customer witness testing. This role will report into Ben Jacques, Laboratory Team Leader.

Purpose

The purpose of this role is to:


1) Rigorously test new product lines (and components where necessary) to both industry and in-house standards to ensure they are robust and fit for purpose prior to market release in an effort to minimise potential field failures in line with the Research & Development roadmap.
2) Assist in the completion of customer witness tests.

Key Duties

  • Installing of product into the environmental chamber in preparation for testing.
  • Operating, maintaining and house-keeping of applicable environmental chamber and accompanying plant.
  • Testing of product/ components to industry and in-house standards.
  • Assisting in the completion of customer witness tests in a professional and timely manner.
  • Active involvement with/ support of product development projects.
  • Identifying/ rectifying problems associated with products on test.
  • Analysing gathered results.
  • Producing high quality technical reports.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate must:

  • Have good attention to detail.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Have a professional demeanour.
  • Be able to apply logical and rational thought to problems.
  • Be able to work under own initiative.
  • Be able to learn quickly.
  • Be capable of managing time effectively and working to deadlines.
  • Be capable of communicating effectively with both internal personnel and external customers.
  • *Possess the knowledge/ be competent in the skills required to identify and rectify problems associated with products under test:

o Electrical fault finding

o Refrigeration circuit diagnosis etc.

  • *Be competent in the skills necessary to install a product in preparation for testing:

o Brazing

o Evacuation and refrigerant charging

o Electrical safety etc.

  • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, primarily Excel and Word.

*These skills are desirable but not essential. Where the candidate does not possess these skills training will be provided.

Submitting an application:

To apply for the role of Laboratory Engineer, candidates will need to submit a cover letter and up to date CV to Jen Best in HR by Friday, 19th January 2018.

HR Department
Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd
Leeds Road
Rawdon
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS19 6JY

Or e-mail humanresources@airedale.com 

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