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AIT Lead Engineer in Corsham, Wiltshire



Corsham, Wiltshire





Lead Mechanical Engineer (Assembly, Integration & Testing)
12-month contract
Paying up to £45p/h (Umbrella)

ARM have partnered with an Aerospace client who are looking for an experienced AIT engineer to work out of their manufacturing site based in Corsham. As the AIT Lead Engineer, you'll be responsible for leading the Mechanical team and ensuring all engineering concepts are delivered to the shop floor.

* Leading a team of AIT engineers on specific projects as well as planning the mechanical team's activities on a weekly basis.
* Responsible for the Mechanical Satellite element and lead the mechanical team on an ENS project through Phases 'A - E'
* Produce specs from test requirements, write test plans, DDV, plans, AIT plans, test procedures, and test reports.
* Control of all project MGSE, flight & support equipment
* Produce MGSE requirement specs from test requirements, operating and maintaining MGSE.
* Alignment - producing test procedures and operating and maintaining optical alignment equipment.
* Designing test equipment, overseeing its manufacture, and commissioning
* Mechanical handling of spacecraft, instruments, payloads, solar arrays, antennas etc
* Prepare and carry out environmental tests (Vibration, Acoustic, Mass properties, Thermal) at unit, subsystem, instrument, and spacecraft levels.
* Install and validate test instrumentation.
* Support propulsion testing
* Handling and installation of thermal hardware
* Mechanical integration and testing of electronic units, subsystems and instruments, mechanisms, antennas, solar arrays, mechanical sub-systems, instruments, payloads, and spacecraft and control the documentation associated with performing these tasks.
* Pyrotechnic handling, installation, and safety
* Plan and control the workload of the AIT team consisting of engineers and technicians.
* Be able to travel overseas to work for short periods (typically 2-3 months, could be 6-7 months on occasions)
* Be able to integrate quickly and easily into an AIT team.

Experience required:
* Appreciation of satellite integration processes and project phases
* Use of SAP or other ERP System
* Understanding of build documentation and the need for it
* Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements
* Managing a team during day-to-day activities ensuring work is completed on time and the correct standard.
* Controlling and delivery of projects to budget and schedule
* Face-to-face dealings with customers and suppliers
* Worked in volatile, high-pressure environments to resolve technical and personnel conflicts.
* Spacecraft Mechanical testing on prime projects is essential.
* Leading other team members
* Production of MGSE specs and operation of MGSE and flight HW
* Production of high-quality documentation (test specs, test plans, test procedures, AIT Plans, DDV plans)


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 123488_1714744377
Date posted 03 May 2024
Sector Aviation

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