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Test and Evaluation Manager – Grafton Recruitment – Alfreton


Grafton Recruitment are recruiting a permanent Test and Evaluation Manager for a long established, market-leading company. This position is a high-profile role within the organisation, managing a growing team of engineers evaluating new and existing products, compiling test reports and supporting the Technical Departments and product buyers. This is a practical role with plenty of scope to grow the department and improve processes, which will increase the speed of bringing new products to market. This position is ideally suited to a qualified Mechanical or Electrical Engineer who is currently working as a Test Manager and has previously been a test engineer.Test & Evaluation Manager Job Details:Type: PermanentHours: Days, 8am-6pmSalary: ¬£Highly CompetitiveLocation: AlfretonOther: Bi-annual bonus, 20 days holiday plus stats, Company Contribution Pension Scheme, Life Assurance.Test & Evaluation Manager Key Responsibilities:Managing our existing test facility and test engineers in order to increase output and further develop its capacityConducting product testing for fit, form and function of new productsDetermine if products meet the manufacturer’s specificationsJudging product build quality and compiling reports/findings on all tests conducted with feedback to buyers and suppliersEnsure that electrical & mechanical testing for safety, design, performance and compliance of products is carried out within agreed commercial timescalesUpdating product test logs and technical filesCreate product construction files, declarations of conformity and technical briefs of new products and the existing product rangeResponsible for ensuring that products, procedures and documents meet directives, product standards and EU/UK legislation and to keep relevant departments informed of changes and requirementsEnsure corrective actions raised on product evaluations are resolved, checked and prioritisedSupporting various departments with technical questions and queries regarding productsWorking with third party test houses when and where required to bring new products to the marketLiaison with statutory departments to ensure full product compliance of product rangeMaintain excellent working relationships throughout the business at all levelsTest & Evaluation Manager Candidate Requirements:Must be qualified to a minimum of HND/HNC or City & Guilds level in mechanical/electrical engineeringThe ideal applicant will have proven in-depth experience of performance testing across a variety of electrical and mechanical products for consumer & professional markets, together with knowledge of compliance to the Machinery, EMC and Low Voltage Directives, RoHS, PAH’s and REACHKnowledge and understanding of product standards, directives and legislation in terms of product design, functionality and safetyExperience of working on imported electrical consumer productsComputer literate with Microsoft Office systems, with good communication and report writing skillsStrong work ethic & fully committed to developing the output of the Test DepartmentWorks well under pressureHighly commercially awareIf you meet the above criteria, and would like to apply for the Test and Evaluation Manager, please send your CV to Paul Thorpe. Alternatively, please feel free to call our Hull Grafton office for further details. Part of Gi Group, Grafton Recruitment have a network of 7 local branches across the UK, operating in Europe in 5 countries with 35 offices, employing over 500 employees. Grafton place over 30,000 candidates each year, and is dedicated to the search, support and placement of candidates across a wide range of professional job roles

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