Test and Quality Engineer (FAT)

Contract Type: Full-time

Company: R&B Switchgear Services Ltd

Location: Heywood OL10 2EX, UK, Glasgow G72 0XB, Aberdeen AB21 0GN, Sunderland SR5 2TZ, Southampton SO32 2SA

Salary: Competitive

We’re looking for a dynamic, solutions-focused Internal Test and Quality Engineer (FAT) to join our team. R&B Switchgear Group has provided world-class power engineering solutions to a global client base since 1985. Specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of LV and HV switchgear and associated assets, we provide turnkey solutions to some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies.

With group companies located throughout the UK, USA and Singapore, the company’s project management and service teams are continually working together to take on complex power distribution projects across international waters.


Your new role

As an internal Test and Quality Engineer, you are responsible for undertaking factory acceptance testing of LV equipment to maintain high-quality controls across our manufacturing department.

You will work closely with the Workshop Supervisor and wider production and design teams to undertake stringent quality checks at the final point of production, ensuring the proper functioning of the equipment, manufactured in compliance with the technical drawings provided.

You will be expected to apply robust problem-solving methodologies to ensure the continual improvement of product and process, proactive resolution of customer complaints, issues and non-conformances. As part of the FAT process, you will be expected to troubleshoot issues and support assembly technicians in root cause analysis so that the team can undertake the appropriate corrective measures.

You will be responsible for following the company’s HSEQ procedures to ensure the safety of persons and property in the working area.


Your responsibilities
    • Delivering workshop activities in line with the Company’s service and manufacturing portfolio
    • To be able to safely connect unit(s) to the mains power supply ensuring all requirements and protocols are being adhered to
    • Read and understand schematic and GA drawings
    • Primary Injection Testing
    • CT Test & VT Test
    • Secondary Injection Testing
    • Ductor Testing & HV pressure testing
    • Secondary wiring insulation Test Megger and 2KV
    • Load PSL and validate
    • Full Scheme Functionality Testing
    • Prepare and perform Factory Acceptance Test with the customer
    • Ensure the closing of detected issues (Snag list) and share with Project Manager
    • Professionally interact with the customer during the FAT in a line with R&B’s core values
    • Demonstrate excellent electrical fault finding and rectifications skills, along with good commercial awareness skills to provide top level customer service and technical support
    • Perform function testing of control circuits on relay panels, transformer, and circuit breakers
    • Proactively identify potential equipment failures and request proactive corrective actions
    • Utilizing drawings and standards work with suppliers to ensure conformance and on time incident closure
    • Evaluating operational systems and recommending improvements to eliminate causes of malfunctions


As industry specialists, we are looking for talented individuals who thrive on finding engineering solutions for our clients from developing bespoke maintenance & electrical healthcare plans to working with our retrofit team to extend the life cycle of our clients’ assets.


What will you get in return?

As a business we value our people, because it’s our people who set us apart. As a member of our team, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual performance-related bonus scheme and pay reviews

Investment in training/career development:

  • Bespoke training and career development opportunities including professional qualifications and accreditation

A flexible working environment:

  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • R&B is currently trailing a 9-Day Fortnight across the company

Health & Wellbeing Benefits:

  • Occupational Health Provider
  • Company wellbeing workshops
  • Access to mental health support and counselling
  • Sick pay scheme for those days you need to rest and recover


  • Auto-enrolment personal pension scheme which is matched by the company
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Commission scheme for engineers generating new enquiries
  • Discretionary 2 week paid sick leave allowance after probation
  • Social committee with calendar of regular social events – all paid for by the business
  • Individual recognition and reward schemes including employee of the year celebration


Your skills and background
  • Experience of problem-solving DMIA, PDCA methodologies to ensure the continual improvement of product and process
  • Technical/mechanical/electronic engineering expertise for new product design and introduction to the manufacturing process
  • Experience of working in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • At least 3 years’ hands-on experience installing, maintaining, and testing.
  • Knowledge of: HV and LV switchgear, and associated equipment e.g  circuit breakers, fuses, arresters, switches, automation and insulated power cables, Power transmission and distribution systems
  • Ability to read and understand schematic, GA drawings, Electrical prints and single-line diagrams to ensure conformance and on time incident closure
  • Experience with metering instrumentation hardware and software
  • Experience with a Quality Management System to conduct periodical system audits to ensure compliance and identify improvement opportunities.
  • BEng or equivalent in electronics/mechanical engineering
  • Able to safely connect unit(s) to mains power ensuring all requirements and protocols are being adhered to
  • Primary & Secondary Injection Testing, CT Test & VT Test, Ductor Testing & HV pressure testing
  • A High capability in Electrical & Mechanical fault finding, with High level of PC literacy – MS Excel

Preferred but not essential:

  • Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practice and industry performance standards
  • Excellent time management
  • Experience of developing and managing systems such as ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001/45001 through accredited bodies


Our employees benefit from a great work environment, competitive salaries, unique travel opportunities and much more.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower everyone. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.

If you have a passion for engineering, a hunger to learn and a positive work ethic then we want to hear from you!