Department: Engineering
Salary details: Dependent on skills & experience + competitive benefits
Published date: 18-Jul-2022

Due to the relocation of our track testing operations to Gamston Airport, we’re looking for an Automotive Technician to join our Engineering Operations team on a full time, permanent basis.

An industry leader in the field of automotive research, our active safety testing activities play a high profile and crucial role in driving safety improvements across the European automotive industry. We deliver high quality Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) testing for vehicle manufactures and the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), helping to improve road user safety and reduce accidents.

Join us as an Automotive Technician and you’ll support the day to day operations of our track testing operations. You’ll work alongside a variety of vehicle manufacturers on a range of new vehicles, while also maintaining our own fleet. The role is broad and interesting, and sits within a professional team, testing the most up to date technology found on vehicles.

Your responsibilities as an Automotive Technician will involve: 

  • Preparation of test vehicles
  • Taking part in testing activities
  • Installation and removal of driving robots
  • Operating and maintaining test equipment
  • Maintaining vehicles
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Parts ordering
  • Supporting and working with suppliers and customers

Your skills and experience as an Automotive Technician will include: 

  • Educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent experience within Automotive/Mechanical engineering
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office
  • Full, clean, UK driving license (preferably with CAT C and C+E although this is not essential)

What we’re looking for in you: 

You are a proactive and supportive team player with the ability to build strong relationships. You have a positive attitude and work flexibly in order to meet deadlines. You exhibit a positive and professional image for the business and are comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders.

As an organisation that believes a strong set of Values are key to our organisational success and a sense of belonging for all colleagues, we ask that you understand, represent and apply our Values of fearless, inquisitive, resourceful, supportive and trusted and demonstrate these Values throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Location: Gamston, North Nottinghamshire

Working hours: You will work on a 2 week rota consisting of 8 x 8.5 hour shifts and 1 x 5.5 hour shifts. Working hours will include daytime, some evening and occasional night work.

Salary: Dependent on skills & experience plus competitive benefits package, including a 10% non-contributory pension scheme, sick pay, competitive annual leave – increasing with length of service, TechScheme Vouchers, HealthShield plus more!

About Thatcham Research 

At the cutting edge of automotive research in the UK, Thatcham Research has a unique role in shaping the design of new vehicles and influencing ever higher standards of safety, security and repairability.

With an on-site Crash Laboratory, Repair Technology Centre, Training Academy , Track Testing Facility and Crime Lab, our research expertise is driving some of the very latest automotive developments in technology, materials and standards in this fast moving and highly technical industry.

Thatcham Research is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We are committed to ensuring we have a fair and inclusive recruitment process. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made at any point during your recruitment journey.

All applicants must have the current and permanent Right to Work in the UK.


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