Electronic Test Engineer

Halifax, United Kingdom

Job Title: Test Engineer

Location: Hebden Bridge, UK

Company: Zikodrive

Department: Testing and Quality Assurance

Role Overview: At the intersection of design and product management, you will play an instrumental role in the validation of our state-of-the-art controllers. Your chief responsibility will be to ensure that new controllers are meticulously tested and fulfill all key acceptance criteria. Beyond hands-on testing, we're searching for an individual who excels at analytical thinking, report writing, and boasts a solid foundation in electronics. This role offers the chance to be deeply involved in the end-to-end product development process, ensuring the delivery of top-tier products.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborative Testing:

Work hand-in-hand with the design and product management teams to understand product specifications and test requirements.

Develop and execute test plans to evaluate the performance and reliability of new controllers.

Quality Assurance & Acceptance Testing:

Conduct rigorous tests to ensure that controllers meet or exceed key acceptance criteria.

Identify potential issues, bottlenecks, or vulnerabilities in the product design.

Report Writing & Documentation:

Compile detailed test reports, highlighting findings, potential improvements, and overall product quality.

Ensure that documentation is precise, clear, and actionable for both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Troubleshooting & Feedback Loop:

Use electronics knowledge to diagnose issues and propose potential solutions.

Engage in feedback loops with the design and production teams, providing insights to enhance product design and quality.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field would be a bonus but not required.
  • Enthusiasm, interest and a willingness to learn would be highly valued.
  • Sensible, logical person, able to think clearly and problem solve in a straightforward manner.
  • Proficient in report writing with an emphasis on clarity and precision.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Solid foundational knowledge of electronics.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary with significant prospects for career development.
  • Beautiful surroundings and good public transport links to Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Leeds and Manchester.
  • An innovative workspace where you can directly influence product quality and design.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic team in a rapidly growing company at the forefront of motor control technology.

Application Process:

Candidates with a keen eye for detail and a passion for ensuring product excellence are invited to send their CV and a cover letter to [Shelley Bates], with the subject line reading "Application for Test Engineer."

Mission Statement

"To empower product designers by creating the world's most efficient and user-friendly motor controllers, driven by innovation."


Innovation: "In our pursuit of excellence, innovation is paramount. We are committed to advancing the field, ensuring that product designers are always equipped with the most sophisticated and forward-thinking tools."

Efficiency: "With a dedication to precision and purpose, our motor controllers epitomise efficiency. They are designed to deliver optimal performance, streamlining processes and eliminating unnecessary complications."

Responsibility: "Taking pride in our work means more than just delivering a product; it signifies our unwavering responsibility. We ensure our products are of the highest quality, reliable, and crafted with a genuine consideration for the broader community and environment."

What's it like working for Zikodrive?

At Zikodrive, nestled in the heart of stunning Cragg Vale, we pride ourselves on fostering an open and inclusive work environment. Every voice here matters, and we believe that true innovation arises when diverse perspectives are valued and celebrated. From the hum of our machines to the distant murmur of the stream cascading down the hill, our location in the Upper Calder Valley provides a serene backdrop to the cutting-edge work we do. It’s not just the captivating views of the valley from our office windows that inspire us, but the core principles of honesty, integrity, and a staunch work ethic that serve as the bedrock of our operations.

Come evening, as the day's work concludes, many of our team members find solace in the bustling charm of Hebden Bridge, just a mile away. With its array of bars and restaurants, it's the perfect place to relax, reflect, and bond. Working at Zikodrive isn't just about pushing the boundaries of innovation, but also about being part of a community deeply rooted in its surroundings and values.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From £25,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Hebden Bridge: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Electronic Engineering: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person


Customer Relationship
Personal Evolution
Administrative Work
Technical Expertise


  • Test new products
  • Support production as needed
  • Write reports for design department
  • Measure and monitor
  • Use testing equipment to get detailed results

Must Have

  • Attention to detail
  • Passion for UK manufacturing
  • Good written English
  • Good maths and IT skills
  • Right to work in UK

Nice to have

  • Electronics qualifications
  • Previous experience in electronic testing
  • Interest in motor control or related subjects
  • Strong analytical skills