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Full-time

New Product Development

Birmingham

Not disclosed

Test Technician - Birmingham 

Overview of the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Test Technician to join our new Product Development team based in Birmingham City Centre until August 2018, then moving to Droitwich on a permanent basis. As a Test Technician you will report to the Workshop manager, and will provide support and assistance to the new test department within the new product development team by conducting performance tests on new and existing products in the Vax range.

The Nitty Gritty!

  • Conduct performance testing on prototype and pre-production Vax products to support our Product Development teams
  • Understand all relevant test standards and ensure Vax products are tested correctly through correct preparation
  • Maintaining safe and tidy work areas
  • Proposing and implementing laboratory best practices in terms of processes and equipment
  • Creating and maintaining documents
  • Inputting test data, findings and results accurately into spreadsheets
  • Reporting test results and findings both verbally and in written report format to relevant NPD team members

What we need from you..

  • Relevant science or engineering degree or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a scientific testing environment
  • Methodical and conscientious worker, able to rapidly react to changing requirements from the NPD team
  • Ability to learn quickly, and follow and understand precise instructions and procedures, asking relevant questions when unsure
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to report technical information in clear and concise ways, both verbally and in writing
  • Computer literate, especially with a basic understanding of Word, Excel and general administration

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will offer you...

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (option to buy up to 5 days with our flexible benefits scheme)
  • Private Healthcare 
  • 3% Pension 
  • Subsidised Gym membership 
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Dental plan
  • Plus loads of other flexible great benefits! 

Overview of Vax:

The Vax, Dirt Devil and Oreck brands fall under the floorcare division of TTI.

With turnover in excess of $5billion, TTI is a world-class leader in design, manufacturing and marketing of Power Tools, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Floor Care and Appliances for consumers, professional and industrial users in the home improvement, repair and construction industries. Our unrelenting strategic focus on Powerful Brands, Innovative Products, Operational Excellence and Exceptional People drives our culture.

With a strong heritage in Carpet washing products and more recently successes with innovative new cordless vacuum products such as ‘Blade’, Vax is the number one, best selling floorcare brand in the UK.

The Dirt Devil brand also holds a strong and enviable position across EMEA and is supported in over 20 European markets.

Vax (including the Dirt Devil brand) has forged its reputation as a brand that focuses on the needs of its customers, with premium products that include the lightest and the most powerful multi-cyclonic vacuum cleaners in the world. The company manages a portfolio of other brands, extending its influence over a wide consumer value proposition.