Job Description Currently, for our site in Slough, we’re looking for an R&D Technician to join our well-established Gas Seals Research & Development team.The role holder will be responsible for developing, testing, and validating new Gas Seal products. The individual would also be responsible for Gas Seal Development test rigs, and the build and test areas in terms of working practices, housekeeping, and general safety.This role is Monday to Friday, regular office hours. Duties & Responsibilities Developing, testing, and validating new Gas Seal products as part of the Product Development team, in accordance with business goalsJoint responsibility for the Gas Seal Development, build and test areas in terms of working practices, housekeeping, and general safety.Joint responsibility for the Gas seal test rigs including, upgrades, diagnosis, planned maintenance and reliability improvement, and others as appropriate.Responsibility for rigs includes designing, coordinating, and implementing minor upgrades and improvements. This will include work on high-pressure piping and equipment, there is also an opportunity to learn PLC and HMI programming – training will be given if required.Seal preparation, assembly and build. Test cell build, seal installation, setting up of test rig and dynamic testing of dry gas seals. The setup and use of specialist equipment – gap probes / acoustic probes. Downloading, logging and storage of test data, drawing graphs + interpretation and analysis of dataStrip, inspection and analysis of seals and associated parts. Assisting with failure investigations, diagnosis and problem solving when development tests go wrong. Occasional development and writing up of reports and new procedures / standards as required.Ensuring that jobs are executed on time and to the appropriate quality standard. Responsibility for good housekeeping and, ensuring appropriate practices and procedures are followed within the Product Development areas. Diversity & Inclusion We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity. The Individual Mechanical engineering education (Apprenticeship / ONC / HNC) or equivalent or a relevant degree is a plus.A good general mechanical engineering background is a must-have, ideally with experience in product testing or high-pressure equipment.A problem-solving mindset, ideally with experience in a Mechanical R&D Department.Ability to read engineering drawings (CAD experience would be an advantage).A team player with good communication skills and the ability to work in a tight time frame under pressure.A willingness to learn new things is seen as essential (for example on special-purpose machinery, engines, pumps, compressors, etc).Nice to have – PLC programming experience.
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