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Test Specialist (m/f)

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Test Specialist (m/f)-TWMA-UKDY01254691


Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

Based at our heritage engineering site in Derby, we are currently looking to recruit an experienced Test Specialist


As a key member of the Test Department, the Test Specialist will be responsible for the technical support required to test vehicles produced form the assembly line to the certified serviceable standards and to the highest of customer expectations. S/he will be a focal point for Quality control of vehicle-borne systems through stages of production (including internal and external suppliers) to functional testing and customer acceptance.


• Providing first point, line side support to MS staff on routine testing of rolling stock, at all points of test process, to include Single Car Test, Unit test, Dynamic test and Train Despatch.

• Leading small teams to investigate and rectify technical issues, this will include the need for detailed knowledge and understanding of train Propulsion Systems, TCMS and Software download.

• Work with the Engineering and Quality teams to prove out test specifications and modifications for release to MS staff.

• Identifying skill requirements for departmental staff, creating and leading training packages to address gaps created by ongoing vehicle and facility evolution.

• Supporting Product Introduction with the handover of trains including travel to depot to ensure feedback issues are raised and feed back into the routine testing process.

• Weekend working will be required on an occasional basis to support the company requirements in line with Operational needs.


• Strong hands-on experience in a position of technical authority within a manufacturing or maintenance environment (rail, aerospace, defense, armed forces or automotive)

• Understanding of an engineering discipline that meets or exceeds HND level

• A firm understanding of the design and manufacturing process, particularly relating to electrical systems.

• Detailed knowledge of multiple (train) systems and able to understand their interworking relationship.

• Root cause analysis

• Knowledge of safety standards

• Commitment to promote positive change shall be a source of inspiration to those around you.

• Ability to lead teams to identify and rectify multiple technical issues.

• Ability to work individually, as well as part of a team.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Are you interested in starting an exciting career at Bombardier Transportation? If so, apply now at and start your dynamic career today!

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Posting date: 22.02.2017

Closing date: 22.03.2017

Competitive salary range

Number of working hours: 37

Job: Test Engineering
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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