Test Engineer - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Main Purpose of Job:

The role is to design and implement tests to validate machine performance and improve reliability for new and existing products.

Main Tasks of Job:

  • Design and commission test equipment, jigs and fixtures;
  • Provide 'hands on' testing services to product development teams to validate new and existing products;
  • Design test processes to validate machine design and performance considering through life use and likely failure modes; work with Niftylift employees, customers, and end users to derive this information;
  • Periodically inspect existing products and test reliability on a proactive basis to prevent failures developing in the field;
  • Design and conduct experiments to solve 8D problems as part of the company's team-based problem solving methodology;
  • Implement data logging solutions on machines to determine the machines life cycle tests and ongoing reliability tests;
  • Perform the required testing to a high level of accuracy and the ability to produce test reports.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role and the organisation's overall business objectives.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Engineering degree/HNC/HND/Apprenticed trained;
  • Familiar with the capabilities and practical installation of typical instrumentation i.e. K-Type thermocouples, pressure sensors, and data loggers;
  • Familiar with 'Microsoft' packages and computer literate;
  • Background knowledge of 'Off Highway' machinery and Hybrid systems;
  • Basic understanding of Hydraulics/Electronics/Engineering drawings;
  • At least 5 years test industry experience would be desirable.


  • To be able to work within a team and also able to liaise with customers/suppliers;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Desire to learn and to train others;
  • Ability to work with partial information and supervision;
  • Flexible approach to working hours.


The above role offers a competitive wage rate, healthcare scheme, contributory pension, life insurance, and holiday allowance scheme.

Contact Information:

Please send CV and covering letter (including expected package) to hr@niftylift.com.