Mechanical Test Engineer required by growing automotive multinational in Galway.


  • Participate as a key member of the test engineering team of engineers & technicians
  • Management of test units and testing within area of responsibility. This will involve direct interaction with test units on a daily basis to set-up and run tests on units
  • Set-up of instrumentation and data acquisition systems in support of testing activities
  • Analysis of test results and reporting of same to the test team and wider engineering team
  • Document and report test issues originating from Test Units in R&D Test facilities
  • Record Time-to-Failure (TTF) of components failing or wearing out from Test Units in R&D Test facilities
  • Perform and/or support tear downs, failure root cause and/or degradation analysis of component failures
  • Utilize customer operating profile data to develop field representative system level test patterns
  • Identify and drive ongoing development of the test facility and processes
  • Support product test for customers, internal customers, intercompany departments and external test bodies including ATP, ISO etc
  • Implementation and coordination of unit/component testing in R&D test facilities to an agreed test schedule
  • Plan & manage the availability of test units vs. test requests from the R&D engineering teams for area of responsibility
  • Co-ordinate and provide direction for day-to-day activities of Test and Workshop Technicians in maintaining units within test area that the Test Engineer has responsibility for Planning and scheduling all testing activity within area of responsibility


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or Science (or similar)
  • At least 2-4 years experience in a similar testing or complimentary R&D, Mechanical, Electrical, Controls or Data Analytics / Data Science role is required
  • Critical thinking, analytical approach & ability to use initiative. Meticulous and results driven
  • The candidate should be capable of interpreting test data and developing and driving relevant root cause analysis and corrective measures where necessary.
  • Ability to identify and report on problems and their root causes in a pro-active manner
  • Demonstrate previous experience of managing a busy area including scheduling and planning of work and capital up-grade projects and associated works
  • Strong planning/organizational skills
  • Strong Communication/Interpersonal Skills
  • Provide management with regular reports on test activities
  • The role will also include some travel to support field testing and application investigation as required
  • Previous experience in testing, instrumentation and controls an advantage
  • Ability and knowledge of data analytics or data science, general coding (Python/R) and MATLAB data manipulation would also be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge in refrigeration, vapor compression or thermodynamics/fluid dynamics is a plus
  • Knowledge in compressors, engines or power electronics is a plus

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