Senior Factory Acceptance Technician

Merthyr Tydfil
£24000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
07 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017
Tony Smith
Clearance Level
Job Type
Your experience as a Vehicle Inspector within a Military environment will be invaluable to our client, a world-leader in cutting-edge defence and security systems and platforms.

They are looking for a Senior Factory Acceptance Technician to carry out day-to-day Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) activities for defence vehicles, generating vehicle test reports and carrying out FAT on completed vehicles and boxed parts.

Responsibilities for this role are:

Complete inspections of new vehicles leaving the factory prior to customer acceptance.
Manage test equipment and facilities with regard to FAT.
Completion of FAT test reports ensuring all aspects are compliant with agreed requirements i.e. visual inspection, functional testing, vehicle testing etc.
Support the handover of vehicles to MoD.
Act as the point of contact between MoD and the company with regard to issues identified during MoD General Acceptance Testing
Liaison and work with managers and peers in other support functions as appropriate to the FAT activity area.
Liaise with external contractors to ensure test activities are completed as required e.g. 3rd party LOLAR testing.
Report data to the FAT Failure Review Boards.
Conduct FAT activities to allow for and undertake the signing and stamping of Certificates of Conformity on behalf of the Company.
Ensure that Non-conformances are reported and support the implementation of corrective and preventive actions

To be considered, applicants will need to be qualified to NVQ level 3 in Automotive Engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline, with demonstrable heavy plant or vehicle inspection experience. You will need to be familiar with current British Army tracked and wheeled vehicles and will hold a full UK Driving License (category H and C would be advantageous)

You will also be a UK Passport holder, prepared to travel within the UK and overseas as required by the role.


Senior Factory Acceptance Technician
Merthyr Tydfil
£24-30k per annum

Keywords: Factory Acceptance, FAT, FAT Test, Vehicle, Inspector, Inspection, Defence, Military, Tracked, Armoured.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level and the ability to achieve DV Clearance level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a permanent position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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