Test Engineer - Stevenage, Herts
6 months contract - competitive rates
Acorn Recruitment is working on behalf of a well-established international company whose focus is on the design and manufacture of advanced satellites and systems for telecommunications, earth observation, and navigation and science programmes.
We are currently seeking a Test Engineer to join the team at the Stevenage facility on a 6 months contract.
Undertaking a full range of engineering activities within the Electrical Test Team for cooler programs, where the primary role is to configure, instrument and undertake test operations on space equipment using specialist / bespoke test equipment to meet customer quality test standards and requirements.
Responsible for Electrical Test activities on cooler programs to include all aspects of test setup, execution and post process activities.
Working in conjunction with the Environmental Test Manager and Lead Engineer:
*Review, interpretation execution of electrical test requirements.
*Provide test solutions.
*Definition of project test equipment requirements.
*To provide technical inputs to formal project reviews.
*Preparation of test plans, test procedures and test reports.
*Preparing and organising electrical and mechanical test activities.
*Performing electrical integration, manual and automated test at unit, subsystem & system level.
*Ensure standard electrical AIT processes are applied for bespoke project specific Cryo-cooler requirements.
*Electrical test and support during environmental test activities.
*Maintain test instrumentation, facilities and equipment including a robust planned preventative maintenance cycle.
*Liaise with internal customers about their projects.
*Provide technical input into test equipment design and procurement. Including test equipment reliability, root cause analysis of process and quality errors, and identifying improvement opportunities.
*Ensure safety standards are met and safe working practices adhered to. Ensure all procedures work instructions and processes are followed and correctly annotated on the completion of every operation.
*Demonstrable experience working in an Electrical/Mechanical test environment.
*In depth knowledge of testing of high value, high precision assemblies.
*Self-motivated and able to learn quickly through on-the-job experience.
*Development of Automatic Test Procedures (ATP) using bespoke high level test S/W language, for execution of the test and control of the test environment.
*Computer literacy - especially in Microsoft office with advanced knowledge of Excel.
*Competent in the use of various types of test equipment used for electrical and mechanical measurements.
*Competence and awareness of pressurised systems and pressure vessels.
*Understanding of technical documents (drawings, procedures, technical notes) and general engineering practices utilised in the Aerospace industry.
*Writing and updating technical documentation specifically test procedures.
Qualifications and skills:
- HND or higher qualifications in a relevant discipline
Travel and shift Working:
- Occasional overseas travel will be part of the role; there is an expectation that, around the turn of the year, work will be on shifts.
Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.