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General Electric Industrialisation Test Engineer in Stafford, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

UK Grid Solutions Limited - Power Electronics, Stafford is an international leader in high voltage power electronics and control technology, specialising in the engineering of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Systems using both Line-Commutated (thyristor-based) and Voltage-Sourced (IGBT-based) converter technologies.

With over 50 years of experience in HVDC, GE worldwide HVDC Centre of Excellence in Stafford provides complete turn-key solutions for the rapidly growing global HVDC market. Project Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Test Laboratories and Research & Development are all located in Stafford. This unique setup gives HVDC engineers at Stafford exposure across the manufacturing cycle; allowing innovation and design to quickly influence new and existing products. The HVDC Research & Development Departments are at the forefront of worldwide innovation in HVDC and are expanding rapidly.

Job Description

The Test Engineer will support the current manufacturing of HVDC Products ensuring continued improvements are developed. In addition, full involvement will be required in NPI programs, with full support to the Manufacturing Industrialisation Leader.


  • New Product Development for Test

  • New Product and Change implementation for Test Equipment.

  • Maintain and upgrade developed Test processes (i.e. Calibration of equipment, variant changes to sub assembly Test, etc.)

  • Detail and co-ordinate the requirements capture to enable the timely procurement of Test equipment to facilitate manufacturing.

  • Work in a team environment to solve issues to keep NPI goals and milestones.

  • Co-ordinate / Participate to cross functional working groups to facilitate Design for Test, PFMEA, PIP, etc.

  • Manufacturing Test strategy and specification; Define and develop (with support of engineering teams.)

  • Manufacturing Test equipment; Strategy development, Planning, Capacity, Specification, Design, Purchase, Install, Commission, etc.

  • Work directly with and manage suppliers to develop solutions.

  • Manufacturing Test and associated business systems initial setup, integration, and support; LMS, Test equipment software, etc.

  • Documentation creation and sign off; Work instructions, Risk Assessments, Management of Change, Puwer and Operator Training.

  • Continuous Improvement strategy of Test Processes incl. VSM, Lean, etc.

  • NPI Supplier onboarding and processing, i.e. Complyworks, SPT orders, etc.

  • Provide day to day Support to manufacturing during production project builds for test equipment.

  • Be on-site TAP & competent Person to facilitate manufacturing Testing.

The Person

The candidate will have a good level of general education and communication skills and will have previously worked in a manufacturing Test environment supporting and implementing production test equipment.

In addition to relevant experience, an enquiring mind and desire to learn new skills are essential qualities.

Skills and Experience Preferred:

  • EHS compliance and safe working practices

  • Ability to deliver results, address and resolve technical issues

  • 5 years’ Experience in a manufacturing Test environment and knowledge of automated Manufacturing test equipment implementation.

  • HNC/HND or Engineering Degree or equivalent in a related discipline.

  • Knowledge of HVDC product testing would be advantageous.

  • Interaction with others and good at sharing knowledge

Additional skills beneficial but not critical

  • Advanced manufacturing Methods and subsequent implementation, LEAN

  • Knowledge of business principles, strategy, and subsequent interface across all functions.

Specific Abilities:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Self-motivating, proactive and results driven approach

  • Problem-solving and root cause identification skills

  • Able to work to deadlines with good quality

  • Proficient in the English language, written and verbal. Other languages are an advantage

  • Fully conversant with ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14001 and preferably 18001.

  • New Product Implementation (Process & Execution)

  • Experienced in SAP and Lean Manufacturing

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No