Test Technician

Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. We are based in our new state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, where we work in a tight-knit but ever-expanding team. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.

Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and successful recruits will have the opportunity to be a part of that growth. The Norton company culture is built on respect, trust, and responsibility. We trust our employees to be fully capable of executing their role/s exceptionally and professionally, whilst valuing personal development, teaching and learning. 

The Role

T&D is an exciting and dynamic team leading the business towards our ultimate goal of customer satisfaction.

We are advocates of the Norton Vision & Values. Instilling this in what we do is fundamental to the delivery of the products we expect for our customers. 

We are a compact & precise team of industry and product experts. This allows individuals to specialise while also maintaining a  broad overview and understanding of every aspect of the motorcycle. We do this through open communication and a willingness to take on the unknown, confident in the support of our peers.

Duties and Responsibilities

The core principals of Respect, Trust and Responsibility are the building blocks of a successful team here are Norton. They help define the expectations of each individual.

Respect:

  • The processes, other team members and facilities; do this though learning the internal procedures, understanding their importance and recognising the value in the resource and equipment provided.

  • The need for change in an evolving department; do this through a willingness to change, be open to need ideas and bring forward your suggestions for improvement during team discussions.

  • Internal and external departmental obstacles; do this by demonstrating a proactive approach to issue resolution.

Trust:

  • Builds to protocol; to do this vehicle and component assemblies must be built to give confidence in what we are testing. When issues occur, knowing the state of build is key to resolution.

  • Tests to protocol; to do this repeatable testing to the agreed procedure is the only way for a true comparison of results.

  • Reports; to do the input and output of data sets from each test must be complete and accurate.

Responsibility:

  • Flexibility to support a dynamic program

  • Take pride in facilities practising good housekeeping.

  • Vehicle preparation focused on rider safety.

  • Completing work records and logs.

  • To work outside of build manuals when necessary.

  • Support local and distant testing.

Personal Specification:

  • 6yrs+ served in automotive, motorsport or similar industry. While not essential motorcycle experience if desirable.

  • Hands-on experience across all disciplines including Chassis, Powertrain, Electrical and EV are desirable.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn.

  • Clean car license.

  • While a motorcycle license is not essential, a full clean license and riding experience are desirable.  

  • Ability to travel both local and abroad if needed.

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;

  • 25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Working 

  • Casual Dress 

  • Parking on site

Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS

Job Type: Full time - Permanent

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience.

Please forward your CV, portfolio and a covering letter in the first instance to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com stating which role you are applying for.

We have a 10 day reply policy, so if you do not hear from us within 10 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.