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Test Facility Technician

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Aberdeen, UK
Full Time
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To control the asset integrity, availability, and quality associated with delivering mechanical integrity and performance test services for the EthosEnergy Light Turbines Ltd range of turbines within the test facility, and to contribute to the vision of creating fast, dependable and safe customer tests.

Job Responsibilities

  • The key duties for this role include, but not limited to, the test facility procedural and operational sub systems.
  • Implement and uphold safe working practices and QHSE standards at all times.
  • Ensure the work area is clean and tidy at all times and regularly audited.
  • Ensure all tooling and equipment, risk assessments and COSHH assessments readily available and within certification.
  • Ensure all tooling and equipment is stored in correct locations.
  • Suggest and encourage improvement activities and implement in order to deliver business benefit.
  • Provide assistance with the installation and set up of tests/jobs, identifying facility needs.
  • Ensure all documentation is controlled in accordance with company procedures. Gas Turbine Testing
  • Carry out uplift and delivery of engines to and from the test facility.
  • Plan and implement of the installation, performance testing and removal, on both gas and liquid fuels, for Industrial Gas Generators and Power Turbines serviced in the EthosEnergy Light Turbines Facility.
  • Comply with test cell procedures whilst ensuring all associated documentation is accurately completed.
  • Identifying and reporting possible defects throughout the testing process. Turbine Test Facility.
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities on all Test Facility plant and ancillaries.
  • Plan, Monitor and meet timescales in terms of equipment calibration and maintenance.
  • Operate the test facility ancillary and controls equipment within required specified suggested limits.
  • Assist with upgrades/improvements to test facility equipment.
  • Assist with maintenance, monitoring and completion in line with targets and schedules.
  • The Test Facility operates a number of complex procedural systems designed to ensure quality of service, safety of personnel and consideration to the environment. These must be adhered to as part of the responsibility of the job.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the principles of operation of an industrial gas turbine.
  • Knowledge of the principles of rotating equipment, alignment and clearance control.
  • Knowledge of all instrumentation, electrical and control systems within the test facility.
  • Interpersonal/Communications skills essential.
  • Ability to trouble shoot, problem solve and handle multiple tasks.
  • Excellent teamwork and self-motivation skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret data and process it in a methodological manner.
  • Customer Service Ethic, with focus on excelling both internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Team Player and confident to work on own initiative.
  • Implement and awareness of HSE Standards.


  • Capable of interpreting functional schematic drawings for all systems within the test facility including P&IDs, Control and Electrical Schematics.
  • Experience with control theory and the programs used within the test facility to control all the equipment within the test facility.
  • Comprehensive fault finding capability on all systems within the test facility.

Education Requirements

  • Modern apprentice qualified in a mechanical/electrical/control discipline, which requires the following qualifications: NVQ Level II and III, or City & Guilds equivalent.

Physical Requirements

  • Candidates should be prepared to work independently on their own initiative and as part of a team involved in a culture of continuous improvement.

EthosEnergy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

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