Test & Validation Technician

Oxford, Oxfordshire
18 days ago
Full time role


YASA was founded on the principle that small, light electric motors would play a growing role in meeting both the ...

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Job Description


Due to our continued growth, we are looking for a Test & Validation Technician to help with the daily operation of the test rigs executing test procedures on YASA high power density motors and power electronic controllers. You will be taking ownership of the test rig maintenance and performing upgrade/modification work as and when required.

  • Operating dynamometer test rigs for cutting-edge electrical motors and power electronic controllers.
  • Supporting engineers in the creation of test procedures for conducting tests on the dynamometer rigs.
  • Assembly of test rigs, involving installation and maintenance of mechanical assemblies, electrical equipment up to 1000V, water and oil coolant systems, instrumentation hardware, communication hardware (e.g. CAN) and pneumatic equipment
  • Soldering/assembly of printed circuit boards and fabrication of other electrical assemblies (e.g. simple mechanical/electrical parts including looms, connectors, crimping, etc.)
  • Identifying and feeding back potential rig design improvements to the wider test team.
  • Any other duties as required.

To succeed in this role, we believe you'll need:

  • Previous proven experience working in a test environment (ideally automotive, electrical motors, or power electronic controllers) working in electrical/mechanical testing.
  • Experience of setting up and operating test equipment to standard operating procedures.
  • The ability to read and modify electrical schematics.
  • To be competent in wire and cable preparation, soldering, crimping, and plumbing of low-pressure fluid circuits.
  • To be competent in debugging of electrical systems and conducting basic electrical tests such as impedance and continuity.
  • A familiarity with CAN J1939 SAE standards.
  • Consistent good attention to detail and appreciation of the importance of good test data to the end user.

Though not expected, it would be very beneficial if you have:

  • Basic understanding of electrical machines and power electronic controllers
  • Familiarity with LabView and MATLAB software.

Our mission is to lead the design and delivery of the best electric motor technology available. We believe that diversity of thought, and experience is a key driver of innovation. Research shows that while men apply to jobs if they meet ~60% of criteria, women and those in traditionally underrepresented groups tend to only apply if they check all boxes. So if you think you have what it takes but don’t meet every single point, please still get in touch. We’d love to have an initial chat and see if you could add value. 


  • Discretionary bonus
  • 28 days’ holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical plan with Bupa
  • 4 x death in service
  • Company car scheme

About YASA

YASA, a Mercedes Benz group company, is leading the way in EV Motor Revolution with our patented and unique Axial Flux Technology. Our motor is more powerful, lighter, and smaller than our competitors. Our spirit of innovation drives us to continually explore and test new technologies, a mindset that exists from early-stage R&D projects through to manufacturing optimisation. We stay true to the freedom and flexibility that drove our success as a start-up, alongside having the stability, security, and roadmap of an established organisation.

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