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Manufacturing Technician - Test Engineer


Aylesbury, GB

Job ID:  38806
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

RPS is a Stratasys company – One of the largest suppliers to the Additive Manufacturing industry. RPS manufactures large format 3D printers, the NEO800 and NEO450 stereolithography systems as well as being a distributor for leading 3D printing material suppliers. Our focus is to develop, manufacture, sell and service exceptional printers to meet the upcoming Additive Manufacturing industry requirements of the future. As a team, we believe in delivering reliable and honest support to everyone we work with – our customers, suppliers, and fellow team members.


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Manufacturing Technician – Test Engineer to join our team based in Aylesbury.


The opportunity

In this role your focus will be to work in the test environment for the Neo 3D printer production line. This will include setting up each printer and testing the products to ensure they meet the required specifications and fault find any problems. You will follow predefined test processing procedures, take measurements, record data and complete production test logs. The tests can be varied in complexity and can last from 3 to 5 days. You will also receive intensive detailed product training so that you have the required skill sets to undertake this role.


Main responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Final assembly and testing of 3D stereolithography printers
  • Mechanical alignment of various sub systems
  • Optical laser alignment
  • Scanner geometrical calibration
  • Functional testing of all operational systems
  • Printing of predesignated diagnostic test parts
  • Measuring and assessment of diagnostic parts
  • Documentation recording and analysis of production line results
  • Optimising and developing testing methods and certification documentation

About You:

  • A formal qualification is required such as an apprenticeship in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, City & Guilds or an equivalent NVQ qualification
  • Proven experience of final product testing in a manufacturing setting

Essential skills:

  • Strong problem-solving skills exemplified by the ability to methodically diagnose and rectify problems independently
  • A desire for continuous learning and further understanding
  • A desire to be involved in producing industry leading products
  • The ability to complete tasks through interaction with team members, along with independent working
  • Excellent analytical ability and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format
  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner
  • An understanding and experience of health and safety, COSHH and risk assessments

 We offer a generous Benefits Package including Health and Dental care, income protection and critical illness cover.