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R&D Engineer

Test and Measurement

Job ref: SCRD1903_004

Posted – March 2019
Salary – Competitive
Reports to – CTO & project lead
Location – Cardiff, Wales UK

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General overview of role

A Test and Measurement Engineer working within the R&D project teams to take product designs from first concept to mass manufacture for a small, dynamic, company with world leading cooling technology applied to the medical, domestic and retail sectors.

Working closely with the Senior R&D Engineer and Project Lead this role will enable Sure Chill to design and deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging cooling problems.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Within the R&D team the role will have a variety of test, analysis and validation tasks but primary responsibility will be testing/monitoring of proof-of-concept, component and prototype products.

  • Define test plans, conduct tests and analyse and review the results.

  • Fabricate and/or assemble prototype assemblies for testing and evaluation.

  • Maintain testing/monitoring and administrative records.

  • Lead the development of test procedures that ensure reliable and repeatable results.

  • Organise and maintain all aspects of the test facility, making sure they are tidy, maintained, presentable and meet required test standards.

  • Create well-reasoned and thorough technical test reports/presentations to support engineering analysis, design decisions and design verification.

  • Scheduling and managing test activities to support project deliverables.

  • Establish technical rapport with other team members and external suppliers.

  • Potential occasional business travel within UK and abroad to visit suppliers.

Skills and Competencies
  • Test Engineering background with an emphasis in environmental testing of consumer or medical appliances.

  • Competent with designing and running practical testing and experiments delivering reliable and trusted results.

  • Ideally competent using SolidWorks for review of 3D and 2D designs.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Rapid prototyping skills and experience required.

  • Demonstrable competence of delivering measurable results in a complex project environment.

  • Good interpersonal, communication and influencing skills with ability to liaise across all areas of the business (test report writing, presentations).

Education and Experience
  • Successful candidates will be HNC/HND/ Degree qualified in an Engineering discipline.

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in test engineering supporting new product development.

  • Mechanical design experience would be valuable.

  • Experience of working with cross – functional project teams to achieve objectives on complex projects and the ability to meet deadlines.

  • Project involvement with designs that have gone from first concept through detail design and development to mass manufacture is desirable.

  • Design for manufacture experience (at mass production scale) advantageous.

  • White goods test experience and experience or knowledge of refrigeration would be valuable, but not essential.

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If you’re a recruiter: Please note that we don’t accept unsolicited applications or CVs from third-party recruiters. Anything submitted to Sure Chill by a third-party will be considered to be unsolicited and our property, without further obligation.


Sure Chill is a unique new cooling technology with the power to impact on people and business around the world.

Find us at

The Sure Chill Company,
Cardiff Eagle Lab,
Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road,
Cardiff CF24 0EB, United Kingdom.


+44 (0) 3300 026 444