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Cummins Inc. Test Technician in Darlington, United Kingdom

Test Technician


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We are looking for a talented Test Technician to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Engine Business Segment in Darlington.

This is a permanent role working 8-week rotation, 12 hours shifts 7am – 7pm or 7pm – 7am.

(Please note this will maintain an average of 37.5 hours a week over the 8-week period)

Salary is £26,000 - £30,000 depending on experience along with shift allowance and overtime.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Prepares test articles for test, including initial build and final teardown.

  • Responsible for installing instrumentation into test articles per relevant engineering standards.

  • Assists in testing in accordance with established test procedures and methodology.

  • Prepare test articles and associated fixtures, rigs, and equipment for testing.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the function of test equipment and the contribution of the test equipment to the validity of test results.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the functioning of the product under test to assess the contribution of the product to the validity of the test results.

  • Performs test stand installation, troubleshooting and setups and the upkeep and maintenance of laboratory equipment.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Deliver content of rigging instructions for the Product Development test facility.To ready engines for test with all rigging requirements.

  • Ensure engine is filled with correct oil prior to installation into the test cell.

  • Ensure basic engine alignment is within spec at pre-test prior to installing engine.

  • Facilitate the install and/or remove engines from test cell.

  • Complete engine and dyno alignment as per procedure.

  • Controlled tear-down and rebuilds, prepare engines for test, fault diagnosis and rectification to ensure good test progress against the work-plan and instructions.

  • Record data, torque settings, backlash etc. record detrimental conditions found on the engine e.g. bearing wear.

  • General maintenance of test equipment, fitting of prop shafts, exhausts, upkeep of test pallets using a variety of workshop practices.

  • Download and check calibration files ready for test.

  • Run improvement initiatives in the area to improve efficiency.


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Darlington-UK, Darlington, Cummins Engine Co Ltd

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Jun 1, 2022, 5:13:57 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Engine Business

Req ID: 220003TC