Rig Development & Test Technician


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Rig Development & Test Technician

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology.  We constantly redefine the norm and challenge ourselves to shine. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient, and entertaining.  

In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses, or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive performance.  Due to aggressive growth plans Polestar is currently looking to recruit a Rig Development and Test Technician. 


About The Role  

Reporting to the Workshop Manager You will require a mechatronics background, ensuring accuracy, repeatability and industry standards are always met. This will include fixture design, creation of device specifications and innovative test methodologies. 


What you’ll do 

You will be responsible for following validation plans and executing tests, gathering data and reporting on results to the internal team.  

  • Preparation, design, build and commission of automated test rigs and equipment to the highest possible standards. 
  • Involved in the setup of hydraulic, pneumatic, and servo electric systems. 
  • Setup of instrumentation and data acquisition systems. 
  • Review of data and reporting of all results. 
  • Support function groups on pre/post-test sample reviews as required.   
  • Support test method development and/or continuous improvement projects as required. 
  • You will manufacture and install instrumentation on test and on development vehicles / rigs ensuring that accurate records and calibration are maintained. 
  • You will work closely with Polestar engineers and suppliers; therefore, you will need to be able to interpret and action engineering requirements.  
  • You will support and guide technicians when necessary. 
  • You will support the maintenance, upgrades and issue diagnostics of rigs and vehicles. 
  • You must be able to manage large workloads in a high-pressure environment and prioritise accordingly. 
  • You are methodical, enthusiastic and are passionate about the details.   
  • You are a person who can work under your own initiative. 


Mandatory skills 

  • You will be familiar within a test rig / manufacturing environment. 
  • Familiar with Hydraulics, pneumatics, servo electric, cyclic and environmental chamber systems. 
  • A creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to practically resolve issues and innovate where required. 
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office tools. 
  • Show initiative, be proactive with the ability to manage own time and priorities. 
  • A flexible approach to work, with a desire to thrive in a dynamic and fast-moving environment. 
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and aural), good collaboration skills, and the ability to work effectively across teams within the organisation. 
  • Experience in reading and interpreting engineering drawings. 
  • Full driving license 

Desirable skills 

  • Good working knowledge of PLC driven systems and low voltage wiring. 
  • Experience of building and commissioning of test properties such as rigs and lab cars. 
  • Familiarity with machining / fabrication machines / techniques. 
  • Create bespoke mechatronic cyclic solutions. 
  • Experience of using specialised diagnostic and test tools (e.g. CANoe, CANape, INCA) 
  • Knowledge of CAD system, 3d models interpretation (Catia V5) 


Who you are

You have a strong wish to create the future of electric vehicles. You are enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized, and driven. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and unconventional methods, and you work well both individually and within diverse teams. You have a holistic view, including vision, business, and customers.  

At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication.   

Personal fit will be of great importance in this recruitment, as we are actively working to build a team with diverse experience, gender, and background. 


Solution Architect to Customer Interactions

Digital & IT
Polestar Digital, Gothenburg

Solution Architect to Customer Interactions

Digital & IT
Polestar Digital, Gothenburg
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