Test Manager

£40000 - £50000/annum
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Exciting position for a Test Manager to join an established and constantly growing organisation based near Stockport. The successful candidate will be exposed to a number of different sectors including aerospace, defence, rail, automotive, telecoms, medical, defence, oil and gas.

This position could suit a Test Team leader/ Test Supervisor / Senior Test Engineer that is willing to step up

As Test Manager you will be managing a team working on a large mixture of complex electronic products and RF systems spanning a wide variety of military and commercial customers and supporting spares and repairs programmes. The role encompass coordination & control of all products/systems passing through the Test Department in accordance with industry recognised procedures, to agreed budgets, schedules and quality standards along with providing resource for offsite support activities

Responsibilities of the Test Manager
Responsible for ensuring sufficient multi-skilled resources, equipment and facilities are available to execute current programs and prospects to agreed budgets, schedules and quality standards
Recommend, define and implement Test strategies to meet the individual needs of specific projects and optimise the overall requirements of the business.
Provide test team labour hours, equipment requirements, assumptions and risks in support of new bids.
Provide resource planning data in support of the forward load master schedule tool.
Ensure the test team are aware of the project schedules. Monitor and report progress against schedule and ensure that appropriate recovery action is taken.
Analyse performance, perform cost benefit analysis and implement process improvement measures. Apply the principles of Lean and 5S throughout the department.
Carry out staff appraisals, objective setting, identifying development needs, succession planning and elimination of single points of failure within the team.
Responsible for the cost effective management of calibrated test equipment, to meet project requirements.
Constantly update and expand our electronic and RF capabilities.
Manage and develop direct reports through training and mentoring

Qualifications/Experience of the Test Manager
Electrical/Electronics experience is essential (qualified to HNC or Degree level).
Resource management/supervisory experience required.
Knowledge of all types of production test techniques and ability to discuss test requirements with customers/design engineers
Experienced team leader or supervisor
Managing budgets
Problem solving technique.
Professional, flexible, highly motivated with open leadership style
Must have experience of working to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, it would be desirable to have working knowledge of AS9100.
Experience within a similar role or electrical/electronics manufacturing environment. (Experience with RF products/systems Essential).
Knowledge of IP based networks, CISCO qualified (desired)
Ability to obtain SC clearance

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