(Senior) Lab Technician

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(Senior) Lab Technician

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Full-time · Helmond / Remote

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation
Domain: Testing
Experience: 5+ years
Degree: Intermediate Vocational or Bachelor

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.

What will you do as a (Senior) Lab Technician?
Make sure that Lightyear owns innovative, lean, agile, and performant test equipment and facilities to support our technology growth. And that we collaborate on the best external test support that is available. Your job is focused on, but not limited to:

  • You will become the lab owner of multiple test laboratories and test equipment in our Testing Center in Helmond. As there is: an Electronics-lab, an EV drivetrain lab, an EV battery lab, and a Thermal Systems-lab.
  • You maintain and improve the test facilities' ability and performance as a whole, as well as all measurement equipment in your labs.
  • You support the test engineers and test system developers in designing, building, and implementing new test setups and new test facilities, mainly in the power electronics and mechatronics areas.
  • Support the development of new test and measurement equipment for various structural, electrical, and functional tests: this can go from simple rigs to full-vehicle test systems.
  • Implement and improve processes related to the planning and usage of our test facilities.
  • You are the owner of all equipment, the equipment warehouse and the warehouse management tools.
  • You are the go-to person for all test set up information and requests.
  • Make sure that our test facilities are easy to use and safe for all

So what does a typical day look like?
Every day is different. But today you start with joining a Testing stand-up meeting with part of the team where they discuss the bumps in the road that you can help solve. Then you go to your meeting where you propose the new Test Facility Request process needs to our IT department and their consultants. At 10 o’clock you take a walk with a colleague while brainstorming about faster ways of testing the reliability of LV/HV converters. Then some emails and your admin is done. You have lunch with the prototype build engineers in our Canteen.

In the afternoon you go through the DVP of our Driver Interaction system to make sure that you know what test setups and facilities are needed. And you initiate all actions to start developing the missing setups. The end of the day is mostly reporting out the current status of your projects and progress made to 3 Test Coordinators. And discuss the next steps.

When leaving the building to go home, you meet some colleagues, and they invite you to have a drink in the sun in front of our building. After half an hour, you drive home happy and relaxed.

What do we expect from a (Senior) Lab Technician at Lightyear?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear pro-activity, professionalism, communication, and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learned from the past but who strives to set new standards in the future. You know how to combine the "tried and tested" with an intelligent dose of creativity and thinking outside of the box. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with:

  • a Bachelor's degree in a technical direction
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role within the automotive would be a huge advantage
  • As EV vehicle technician, as <1000V installation technician, ERO or EHBO training

  • Good PC and measurement device software knowledge

  • NI Labview or equivalent, basic programming, basic data-processing, basic Simulink/Matlab knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Fluency in English and Dutch is considered a plus
  • Preferably 40 hours a week, 32 hours as a minimum 
  • Practical knowledge of electrical connections and some mechanical construction knowledge would be a plus

On a personal level, you can relate to the following characteristics; you  are social and communicative, have an eye for detail, are accurate, and can create order in chaos 

What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive, and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks
About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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