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Product Technician

Elvie

Elvie

Product
Bristol, UK
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

The position: Product Test Technician

Life at Elvie; Meaningful work, Exceptional People

We're Elvie. We create smart products, new solutions, and a fair few taboo-busting conversations while we’re at it. Founded by Tania Boler in 2013, we develop extraordinary innovations designed to improve women’s lives. It's a fascinating and challenging area that requires us to solve problems that no one else has ever tackled before.

At Elvie, you’ll be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them. People who are passionate about our mission. People who are driven to solve problems and constantly consider the best ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women.

Find out more about life at Elvie here.

We're deeply proud of our values, which are intrinsic to the way we behave every day. We take them seriously because we want our culture to thrive:

  • We make an impact: We’re mission-driven and not afraid to break boundaries. We relentlessly focus on going the extra mile to solve problems.
  • We’re fearless innovators: We are passionate, curious, and data-driven. We continuously embrace change and innovation.
  • We’re in it together: we fail and learn fast — always as one team — and have fun along the way. We stay authentic and embrace our differences.

Did you know?

In some regions our amazing products are considered to be medical devices. This means we maintain our Medical Device quality management system in compliance with ISO 13485:2016, to support the development of our groundbreaking products

About the role:

Okay, we’ve waffled long enough. So let’s get to the good bit: You.

You are an enthusiastic and outgoing individual with strong problem solving capabilities and a desire to get things done. You should have proven practical experience in a lab/workshop environment ideally in a company developing electro-mechanical or connected (IoT) products.

Location: Hybrid working; a mix of working from our Bristol and London office & working remotely

Employment type: Permanent (please note, you must have the right to work in the UK)

What you’ll be doing at Elvie:

Reporting to Senior Test Engineer in the product side of the business. (Hardware, Electrical Engineering, Software, Continuous Improvement, Digital)

Ensure our products reflect the quality customers expect of a premium brand regarding product performance and reliability. Working within the test team to conduct performance and reliability testing.

  • Set up and execute both investigative and established test methods on a range of prototype products at various stages in the product development lifecycle.
  • Occasionally support research investigations by performing repetitive test cycles across large time scales and large sample sizes.
  • Keep meticulous records, analyse the test data and report results and findings.
  • Generate and update new and current test protocols in accordance with company quality standards.
  • Support the development & implementation of tests, test rigs and fixtures.
  • Champion our workshop facility. Maintain and service under your own initiative.
  • Manage storage, tracking all items stored and performing regular inventory.
  • Maintain Test Lab stocks and equipment.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience in a process driven environment
  • Comfortable with computers and working experience office suit (MS Word, Excel, etc)
  • Attention to detail.
  • Fast learner and self-starter.
  • Experience working in a product development environment on product testing.
  • Strong organisation skills to keep and track records of tests.
  • Keen to Troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Enjoys being a team player
  • Experience working in a workshop or production-line environment is beneficial.
  • Experience in Health and Safety is beneficial.

The benefits you’ll get:

We're on an exceptional journey. And we can offer you a genuinely purpose-led career with a culture built on trust, autonomy, and flexibility. In addition, we'll give you:

  • Lots of flexibility: whether it’s working from home, doing the school run, or life admin, we understand that flexibility is essential, and we trust you to do the right thing for you and us
  • Share options: we want everyone to have a stake in our success
  • 9 day fortnight. Every second Friday is a day off.
    25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 8 extra life leave days; getting married, moving house, menopause or just things that you can’t put a label on that matter to you
  • 5=10 leave: 10 days’ additional leave on your 5th and 10th years of service!
  • £100 contribution to your home working set up to spend as you see fit
  • An annual personal development allowance of £200 and unlimited access to our learning and development platform, Learnerbly
  • Generous parental leave policies; maternity & adoption (16 weeks at full pay, then 8 weeks paid at 75% followed by 15 weeks at SMP rate.), paternity/partner (6 weeks at full pay to take at any point during the first year of your child’s life), shared parental leave
  • Healthcare plans, life insurance, and an employee assistance program for you and your family
  • A tax-efficient group pension scheme
  • Group income protection; protect your salary if you get sick
  • A free Elvie trainer for you to keep or give away when you join
  • Generous employee and friends & family discounts on Elvie products
  • Wellbeing support from YuLife and access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year
  • Lovely offices in great locations, with drinks and snacks provided, along with fun social events

What you can expect after you’ve applied:

A member of our recruitment team will reach out to you after they have reviewed your application. You must ensure your application is completed correctly, and we strongly encourage you to add a cover letter or note to let us know why Elvie’s the right fit for you.

We would like to get to know you through your background, attitude, experience and understand your motivation to work with us. Our interview process varies depending on the position, but it typically looks like this:

  • 30-minute video call with one of our recruiters
  • 30-45 minute video call with the hiring manager
  • 45-60 minute video interview with the team (some positions may require you to complete a task/presentation)
  • For some positions, there may be an additional interview with one of our senior leadership team

This is an exciting time to join Elvie. You’ll have a voice, make an impact, and have the opportunity to mould your role. So be ready to learn, have fun, and be inspired by our passionate, talented team — and having a sense of humour helps too. 😉

Belonging at Elvie

At Elvie, we believe having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age.