Satellite AIT EGSE Engineer

Stevenage, Hertfordshire


£35.00 - £39.55 per hour


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My client is looking for a Satellite AIT EGSE Engineer to join on them on a 6 contract. As a Satellite AIT EGSE Engineer you will be responsible for specifying EGSE and overseeing procurement as well as day to day support of the electrical test racks used during spacecraft build and test. The job includes validation and routine maintenance as well as configuring, maintaining and administering the computers on the EGSE network.

Role: Satellite AIT EGSE Engineer
Pay: £39.55 per hour via Umbrella (Inside IR35)
Location: Stevenage
Contract: 6 months
Hours: 37 hours per week Monday – Friday (fully onsite – Monday to Friday days – expectation of working extra hours mid-week & weekends. Sometimes: Monday to Friday – fortnightly rotating double day shifts – regular opportunity for extra hours mid-week & weekends. Free parking within 15 minute walk.)
Security Clearance: Current Transferrable SC

Job Profile

  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of electronic and RF test racks
  • Fault finding skills down to board and component level
  • Network and computer administration in Windows and Linux environments
  • Good documentation skills (procedures, reports etc.)
  • Knowledge of interfaces such as Mil-1553, SpaceWire, CAN bus, RS232/422 etc.
  • ATE environments such as PCI, VXI, PXI etc.
  • Competent in the use of a variety of general purpose lab test equipment
  • Knowledge of test systems
  • Design, manufacture and commissioning of test systems
  • Willing to support shifts and travel overseas on test campaigns as required

Reporting To

AIT Electrical Test Engineering Manager (Satellite AIT)

Direct Reports

AIT Electrical Lead Engineer, AIT Manager

Internal Relationships

Project team (AIT EGSE engineers, Functional Verification engineers, Quality engineers, Design and Operations architects and AIT management), CADM

Skills/Experience Required

  • Maintenance and fault finding of electronic/RF test racks
  • Computer system and networks administration
  • Programming and scripting languages
  • Environmental and launch test campaign
  • Preparing test specifications for test racks, reviewing data packs from suppliers and supporting reviews of test equipment design and non-conformances

Desirable –

  • Experience of electrical integration of equipment on a spacecraft.
  • Working knowledge of TMTC Databases.
  • Writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft systems tests including FDIR from the Central Checkout System (CCS).
  • Experience of environmental and launch test campaigns.
  • Familiar with the Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Programming and scripting languages, in particularly writing and debugging Linux/Unix bash scripts is an advantage. Knowledge of a programming language such as C, Java, python, TCL, VBA

Education & Training
Essential – Strong experience in a similar role
Minimum of a degree in an Electrical Engineering related discipline or relevant experience in a similar role >5 years

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Sarah Budd at Line Up Aviation
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