21725 - EMC Test Technician / Engineer (Military)

HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey engineering design, development and build programmes.

With over 75 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. Our suite of 37 major test facilities, 100km of specialised proving ground and wealth of engineering experience, combined with our expanding international presence, means we are confident that we can achieve our vision – that by 2024 every journey in the world will be positively influenced by us.

Progress towards achieving our vision has been significantly accelerated through the creation of MIRA Technology Park, Europe’s largest transport technology R&D cluster. By applying our advanced engineering, test and validation capabilities to our customers’ challenging programmes, we are already shaping journeys of the future.

As the successful candidate you will be mainly responsible for performing EMC testing on a wide variety of military applications in accordance with DEF STAN 59-411 and MIL-STD-461 test standards and associated OEM test specifications.

Working within the Vehicle Delivery Team you will ensure tests are delivered to schedule and to Horiba-Mira quality standards.

Key Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Testing of a variety of military platforms in EMC vehicle laboratories
  • Detailed reviews of test specifications and test plans (prior to and during test)
  • Executing the tests in accordance with Horiba-MIRA procedures
  • Maintain detailed and accurate log books, test records and photographs
  • Perform quality checks and data analysis on test deliverables
  • Strong customer-facing communication skills
  • Have the ability to meet deadlines in order to meet customer requirements
  • To function effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • Understanding of H,S & E / Risk Assessment requirements
  • Self-motivated with the ability to train others
  • Deliver all work in accordance with UKAS / ISO 17025 / relevant standards
  • Support double or triple shift rotas (where required)

Please note; this role attracts a 22.6% shift premium


Essential experience for this role would include:

  • Electrical engineering background
  • Familiar with use of various test equipment
    • oscilloscopes
    • voltmeters
    • signal generators
    • RF receivers

Preferred experience for this role would include:

  • Automotive / Military electrical background 
  • EMC / RF Experience
  • Shift Working 
  • Vehicle electrical architecture / CAN familiarity


Essential skills for this role would include:

  • Good communication/interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate


  • Shift work is a prerequisite
  • Full driving licence prerequisite
  • Military clearance will be required
  • Training provided
  • Flexible working may be required 


Essential Qualifications

BB2 Test Technician

  • ONC, NVQ3 or Apprenticeship (Level 3)

BB3 Test Technician

  • HNC (Level 4)

Preferred Qualifications

BB2 Test Technician

  • HNC (level 4)

BB3 Test Technician

  • HNC/D electrical & electronic discipline (Level 5)

Other information

HORIBA MIRA has 75 years of heritage in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding.

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, however this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list. 

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