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Development Technician - Electrical

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems

Other Engineering
Nuneaton, UK
Posted on Monday, September 4, 2023

​Overview of the role:

This will be a varied role which will require a multi skilled and practically minded electrically biased HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicles) technician of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV).

Fundamental understanding of vehicle dis-assembly, assembly, & maintenance techniques Vehicle system knowledge with the ability to fault-find.

Understanding of component measurement techniques Instrumentation set-up electronic/electrical background.

Test rig experience (general).

Computer literacy.

Data analysis & report writing contribution.

Use skills to provide support to other test sections as required.

Support the engineering workshop activity requests.

Have a good knowledge of vehicle engineering and development.

Support the engineering and wider team as applicable in vehicle/equipment preparation.

Ensure all activity complies with national and HVS (Hydrogen Vehicle Systems) H&S requirements, including test rigs and vehicle-based test activity.

Instrumentation experience and data logging (CAN network, Dewesoft, VBOX, Strain gauges).

Be willing to support activity in alternative locations as required and work additional hours during busy periods and as the business requires.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Ensuring work is carried out to a high standard to meet customers’ expectations.

Be capable with overhauling and repairing vehicle electrical systems such as Fuel Cell management and wiring systems.

Programming and configuring instrumentation and vehicle modules as applicable.

Troubleshooting electrical wiring harnesses, connectors, and sensor issues.

Conducting and correcting root cause vehicle, rig, and instrumentation diagnostics.

Ensuring wiring harness routing is correct as per diagrams.

Checking and Inspecting vehicle/instrumentation circuits and functions.

Maintain documentation and software levels for all vehicle modules on development fleet.

Consulting on and resolving quality issues as they arise where applicable.

Maintain a safe working environment, driving a positive culture when it comes to health & safety.

Support the fabrication and build of low volume prototypes, bucks, and test rigs for internal or external test activity, predominantly from an electrical perspective.

Personal qualities and attributes:

Must be able to work under their own initiative, be proactive and lead by example.

Knowledge of automotive workshop practices is essential.

Flexibility to work over multiple locations with multiple projects.

Flexible to support other team members in multiple programmes as required.

Development experience of partial and/or whole vehicle projects.

Rig testing/instrumentation experience.

Experience with Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) – vehicles and systems.

Experience of Test Driving/proving ground use and protocols. HGV preferred.

Experience of vehicle and system prototype build support.

Clear and logical in both written and verbal communication.

Conversant with diagnostic systems and applications

Experience and qualifications:

Good working knowledge of Health and Safety in a test and workshop environment.

Previous automotive experience and knowledge required ideally including High Voltage Vehicle systems.

Strong knowledge of automotive electrical troubleshooting/diagnosing and repair.

Understanding of vehicle sensor signals and electronics.

Able to read and interpret Wiring schematics.

Comfortable with OBDII/ISO 15765 CAN bus, LIN, and FlexRay communication and networking.

Understand device HEX addressing and messaging.

Ability to use a multimeter and oscilloscope is required.

Familiar with nCode Software and Hardware an advantage.

Ability to solder and perform wiring repair.

Familiar with wire-pin crimping tools.

Knowledge of automotive wiring standards.


Professional qualifications:

Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements Ideally C&G / BTEC L3 in Electrical or automotive engineering with a recognised apprenticeship.

Preferably from Automotive Electrical technician background.

(Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience may be considered).