Propulsion Test Engineer

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Propulsion Test Engineer

A Major Aerospace and Defence company are seeking an Propulsion Test Engineer to work on their Stevenage site. Due to the nature of this role, any offer will be subject to the completion of an SC clearance taking place. Should you be interested in applying or hearing more about this position please submit your application or email your latest CV.

Job Description

Job Title: Propulsion Test Engineer
Location: Stevenage
Job Type: 6 Months (Contract)

Job Summary
Performs test and launch site services on -
spacecraft components
ground support equipment
full satellite propulsion systems for multiple projects including Telecomms and ENS projects using high pressure gases.
launch site services including the use of hazardous chemicals.
Preparation of test and launch services documentation and the recording of test data.

Job Profile
Responsible and accountable for carrying out all aspects of Propulsion Test and Launch Services within the stated Cost, Schedule and Quality requirements.
Formulation and up-issue of propulsion test and launch services engineering procedures under the guidance of a Propulsion Test Responsible or Lead Engineer.
Will be required to prepare items of ground support equipment for test and launch campaigns.
Responsible for maintaining the highest level of quality standards at all times.
Responsible for the Health and Safety of the test and launch campaign team when working on and off site.

Applicant Profile
A sound knowledge and understanding of Propulsion systems and components and of the associated AIT processes.
Both CPS and PPS test and system knowledge is desirable.
Engineering based HNC/HND or equivalent plus relevant experience.
A good knowledge and understanding of Mechanical and Pneumatic systems, and some basic Electrical Engineering skills.
2-3 years relevant experience of Assembly, Integration and Test.
Relevant experience of Satellite Propulsion Test and Launch Operations is desirable, but not essential.
Previous experience of operating high pressure inert gas systems is desirable.
Must be able to read, understand and follow Engineering drawings and schematics.

Essential Requirements
Be adequately fit to use breathing apparatus.
Must be proactive and demonstrate strong team player characteristics.
Must be experienced in the use of hand tools.
Understand and promote the notion of quality at all times.
PC literacy (Microsoft Office and other popular PC based applications.
Good communication skills at all levels.
Must have the desire to learn and use new skills.
A dynamic, enthusiastic and committed individual with demonstrated experience of working under pressure to tight schedule requirements.
Positive can do attitude.
Be prepared to work overtime and support shift work when required.

Other
Must be prepared to travel abroad frequently at short notice, and occasionally for extended periods (4-6 weeks)

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