Senior Test Enginner - Product Testing

Shawbury, Shropshire

Salary: Competitive plus benefits     Location: Shropshire

The company

Smithers Rapra is Europe’s leading independent plastics and rubber specialist organisation, providing technology and information services for polymer-related industries.

The role

Due to growth, we are seeking a new Senior Test Engineer to join our Product Testing Department, who wants to develop their skills and progress within a successful global business.  Alongside tyres and wheels, we also provide testing and consultative support for a range of automotive components.  Our technical support services are world leading and include failure diagnosis, design and process optimisation and material analysis.

You will be responsible for:

  • Setting up and performing test programmes efficiently and on time, providing quality data and technical reports on time.
  • The designing and building of test rigs and testing equipment.
  • Liaising with clients on testing requirements and progress.
  • Assisting in the development of new test methods.
  • Supporting the maintenance and efficient organisation of equipment resources.

The person

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of design and/or installation of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems. Knowledge of electrical systems, building and PLC programming a distinct advantage.
  • Have demonstrated competence in mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic problem solving.
  • Have experience in using production, testing or maintenance machinery.
  • Have experience or knowledge of stress and fatigue testing using fluid pressure pulsation, flow, environmental chambers and vibration tables.
  • Be computer literate, demonstrating good competence in Excel, Word, Outlook, plus the ability to learn in-house systems.
  • Have proven excellent communication skills whilst liaising with internal and external clients, plus has proven ability in translating lab data into meaningful commentary for clients.
  • Have obtained a HNC, HND, BTEC or higher in a technical related subject, ideally in engineering, physics or material science.

As a global employer we offer a generous benefit package to all our employees incorporating private healthcare, pension, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays and flexible working hours which includes an early finish on a Friday!

Interested? Then we invite you to send a current CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number 1-19.  Please visit for further details about The Smithers Group.

Smithers Rapra & Smithers Pira Limited is an equal opportunities employer.