Inspection and Test Engineer

Inspection and Test Engineer

As part of the Inspection and Test Team you will be responsible to inspect and test equipment produced by Capula to ensure the safety and functional operation of the equipment.

All testing and inspection is completed using the electrical schematic drawings for the project and a project specific Hardware Test Specification which is written by the Hardware Engineer responsible for the project.

The Inspection and Test Specification identifies the inspections and tests to be performed to comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive as a minimum, together with any other customer specific standards which the equipment has been designed to comply with. The role includes some customer acceptance testing and although office based, occasional site work may be necessary.

System Software tests are covered by separate test specifications, and you may also be required on an ad-hoc basis to support the Software Team to facilitate the completion of their tests.

Test activities include:

  • Point to point wiring checks
  • Equipment build and configuration inspection
  • LVD electrical safety checks
  • Earth bond continuity test
  • High voltage withstand test
  • Insulation resistance test
  • Power up, fusing and equipment functionality checks
  • Any other equipment specific tests as detailed in the project hardware test specification

Equipment Technologies include:

  • PLC based automation control panels.
  • IT cubicles which may contain computing and networking equipment
  • Peripheral equipment including printers, scanners etc.

Essential Requirements:

The ideal candidate must be experienced and competent in testing wired assemblies from an individual back plate to a fully assembled control system and:

  • Able to read and interpret circuit diagrams, general assembly prints, wiring schedules and parts lists
  • Able to understand and implement test procedures and instructions
  • Able to inspect and test cubicles in line with Company standards.
  • Able to maintain/complete test documentation and reports
  • Have operational knowledge of components such as MCB’s, RCD’s, Fuses, Transformers, Power supply’s and safety critical components
  • Must be proficient in the use of electronic multi-meters and other test equipment
  • Must have worked within an ISO 9001 compliant quality system
  • Have the willingness and ability to attend at customer sites to witness equipment tests
  • Current driving licence
  • The ability to work towards SC Clearance

All necessary technical training will be given as well as specific Health and Safety related training as appropriate to comply with Capula processes.

Educational Requirements

Applicants should possess a nationally recognised technical qualification in an Electrical/Electronic discipline, e.g HNC/HND, 17th Edition C&G2382 & Inspection & Test, completed a modern apprenticeship or similar

Candidates should possess the following personal qualities:

  • Ability to work independently following appropriate training and experience of the company processes.
  • Ability to conform to Health and Safety practises within Capula premises and at client sites
  • Ability to work as part of a wider production and test team
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be flexible in their methods of working
  • Have strong practical skills, reading drawings and fault finding
  • Self-motivated and manage own time efficiently to meet customer deadlines

In return Capula offers the following benefits to permanent employees

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Life assurance policy
  • Private health care
  • Lifestyle screening
  • Salary sacrifice programme
  • Mental health assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme

To apply please send an email outlining why we should consider you and a current CV to hr@capula.com.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We are currently working with only our preferred suppliers.

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