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Manufacturing Test Technician

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Manufacturing Test Technician

South Wales – Blackwood

£25,000 - £28,000 / per annum (Depending on experience)

Sphere solutions are currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Test Technician to work for a regional manufacturing company in Blackwood, South Wales. Our client has a global reputation for service excellence and dedicated customer support. They support the global drive to Net Zero and ensure the continued and reliable delivery of electrical energy millions of people rely on to power their world and prosper.

The Role:

Reporting to the Test Supervisor, the main purpose of the role is to functionally test and inspect a range of Switchgear products using a range of both medium and high voltage test equipment.


  • Ensuring that all products are correctly tested to the applicable standard/specification as per HSS test schedules.

  • Operating medium and high voltage test equipment working safely at all times.

  • Working in conformance with ISO 9001/12000 test standards

  • Producing reports on the causes of failures and inefficiencies using statistical data and cost analysis and recommending appropriate solutions /improvements to business systems.

  • Ensuring that the company quality policy and management system is understood and adopted.

  • Investigate/problem solve issues within the test department and report them to the supervisor.

  • Apply production procedures and maintain them for test personnel.

  • Identification and implementation of Health and Safety requirements within the Test department.

  • Willingness to be trained in delivering the company FAT programme across all products.

The Candidate:

  • Self-motivated team worker with the ability to work under own initiative.

  • A positive attitude to meet deadlines and work schedules

  • Ability to think logically and be able to analyse problems in a systematic way.

  • A confident, responsible and flexible approach towards delivering work objectives

  • A high level of quality assurance awareness

  • Good IT skills in Microsoft Excel, Word

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • 2 years of product familiarity would be desirable.

  • To have the desire for improving knowledge of, and developing the manufacturing processes within the company

  • All employees have a legal duty to take reasonable care for the health & safety of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work and to observe and follow the relevant systems, rules and methods of working.


  • HNC or Degree in an Electrical discipline

  • ONC or equivalent will be considered in lieu of the above

  • 3 years or more engineering experience in a relevant discipline.

On offer, is the opportunity to work for a regional manufacturing company in the heart of Wales on a long term project.

Needless to say, if you are open to new opportunities and would like to discuss in greater detail please don’t hesitate to get in touch.