Electrical Engineer (152ww) - Contract 6 months - Stevenage
Electrical Engineer (152ww) - Contract 6 months - Stevenage - £180 to £250 a day
Our client manufactures and sells commercial aircraft and has separate Defence and Space and Helicopters divisions.
Developing and selling to the military aviation market and private sectors
DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS RECRUITMENT CONSULTANCY, WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO REPRESENT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE EX MILITARY.
Electrical Engineer (AIT Electrical Test Operator)
Our client has an exciting opportunity that has arisen in Stevenage within the Assembly, AIT Electrical Test Engineering team.
Working alongside Project team (AIT EGSE engineers, Quality engineers, Design architects and AIT management), CADM, Procurement team
Executing electrical and functional test procedures on engineering test benches and flight spacecraft in accordance with Work Orders and processes. Preparing electrical test set-up and making electrical measurements on the spacecraft in the cleanroom. Writing test reports and supporting test reviews.
Tasks & Accountabilities:
Execution of Electrical and Functional test procedures on Engineering test benches and flight spacecraft.
Use of the Central Checkout System (CCS), Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) and Spacecraft Check Out Equipment (SCOE) to support the test activities.
Validation of test-aids, break out boxes, cables etc.
Test procedure updates, raising work orders, test reports and other test documentation.
Support in the development and debug of Automatic Test procedures (ATP) using a bespoke high-level S/W language to test the spacecraft subsystems on a Satellite Simulator, test bench or the spacecraft.
Supporting electrical integration, automated and manual tests at unit, subsystem & system level.
Spacecraft electrical test and support during environmental test and launch activities.
Work to company and departmental procedures and standards.
Support in the design and manufacture of electrical test aids, preparing drawings and manufacturing packs as well as overseeing the procurement of parts, manufacture, and validation.
Support in the day-to-day running of the department with tasks such as test equipment recall for calibration, test campaign logistics and possibly export rating.
Competent in the use of various test equipment used for electrical and RF measurements, e.g., DMM, oscilloscope, signal generator, current probes, Data acquisition unit, signal generator, power meter, network analyser, data bus monitors etc.
Computer skills for preparing test documentation.
Experience in using a Digital Design and Manufacturing System (DDMS) to raise work order, plans etc. would be beneficial.
Experience in updating test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft tests from the Central Checkout System (CCS) would be beneficial.
Spacecraft electrical and harness knowledge.
Basic knowledge of spacecraft subsystems and awareness, e.g., Data Handling, Packet Utilisation Standards, Data Bus Communications – 1553, Spacewire, Attitude &, Orbital Control, Star Trackers, Gyros, Momentum Wheels, Power systems, batteries, Solar Arrays, Thermal Control, heaters, thermostats, etc.
Programming and scripting languages, in particularly writing and debugging automated test sequences would be beneficial.
Familiar with the Windows and Linux operating systems.
Awareness of ‘cleanroom’ disciplines,
Willing to support shifts and travel overseas on test campaigns as required.
Technical / skills:
Electrical integration of equipment on a test bench or spacecraft.
Use of a wide range of electrical test equipment and test racks.
Executing test sequences/scripts on a test bench or spacecraft from a Central Checkout System (CCS) including making minor updates to these.
Electrical fault investigation and test debug.
Environmental and launch test campaigns.
Updating test procedures, writing work orders/plans and test reports and supporting test and non-conformance reviews.
Standard 37 hours per week (working 4.5 days between the hours of 7am – 7pm, hours agreed at business discretion)
Monday to Friday days - occasional opportunity for extra hours mid-week
This role will be working on site full time - free parking is provided for this role in a local car park approximately fifteen minutes’ walk from site.
Occasional travel to other UK sites and supplier premises
Possible extension after initial contract duration
The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a basic disclosure certificate prior to commencement of the contract.
Applications are via - https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record - at a fee of £23 which will need to be paid by card in full at the end of the application process. The cost of the application is only recoverable from the client once the contractor has started and that recovery of costs is via the expense process.
Two stage interview – telephone & on-site (TBC)
The successful candidate will also be required to apply for an SC clearance on commencement of the contract.
If you would like to apply, please send a copy of your CV to Warren Wright at [email protected] with a covering letter explaining why you would be an ideal candidate.