Test Technician - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire


The role is to perform day to day testing activates and assist test engineers in the implementation of tests to validate machine performance and improve reliability for new and existing products.

Main tasks

  • Use test equipment, jigs and fixtures to perform testing operations.
  • Provide 'hands on' testing services to product development teams to validate new products.
  • Follow test processes to validate machine design and performance considering through life use and likely failure modes; working with Niftylift employees.
  • Carry out experiments to solve 8D problems as part of the company's team-based problem solving methodology.
  • Periodically inspect existing products and test reliability on a proactive basis to prevent failures developing in the field.
  • Implement data logging on prototype 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 accurate test data.

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, this may include the training and mentoring of colleagues.

Qualifications & experience

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.


  • To be able to work as part of team.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with partial information and supervision.
  • Ability to produce efficiently a consistent high quality of work.
  • 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 apply in writing only (including expected package) to hr@niftylift.com.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from us within 28 days of your application, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.