Electrical Specialist Satellite Technician

Job Title: Electrical Specialist Satellite Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1809-32_1541520832
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 06, 2018 16:13

Job Description

Sitec has a requirement for an Electrical Specialist Satellite Technician for our client based in Stevenage. This is a contract position for an estimated 6 months.

Our client is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. The role of Electrical Specialist Satellite Technician will involve working on prime satellite platform that will land on Mars and explore the suns realm.


To perform electrical / mechanical integration activities:
* Highly competent at wiring activities, manufacture and integration of flight harness and test harness (crimping, soldering, looming, routing and repairs)
* Quality control inspections
* Excellent engineering hand skills
* Use of basic hand tools (torque tools, screwdrivers, spanners, measurement tools and etc.).
* Test instrumentation integration (thermocouples, heater circuits and accelerometers)
* Prepare, apply, handle and dispose of chemical and hazardous substances in accordance with COSHH requirements
* Ensuring workspace is kept clean and tidy in accordance with 5S policy
* Following tool control procedures
* Active participation in Continuous Improvement activities
* Ensuring correct completion of build paperwork for all activities you have performed
* Interpreting technical documentation (schematical drawings, wiring diagrams, 2D and 3D General Assembly Drawings, technical notes and integration procedures)
* 3D model navigation
* Support movement and lifting operations using overhead crane and other MGSE (Mechanical Ground Support Equipment).

Shift work and weekend work may be required in line with project demand.

The successful candidate may be required to travel to other UK and International sites at short notice.


* HNC or HND in an engineering production or maintenance field

Or / and

* Apprenticeship in Aerospace/Space or other high quality production or maintenance field



Assembly experience of the following in high quality manufacturing area:
* ESA, aerospace or other high quality wiring experience ( flight and test harness manufacture, check out and installation )
* Harness securing methods
* Installation and removal coaxial cables / DC harnesses
* Detailed assembly and integration (equipment and processes similar to, or to the standard required for aerospace industry).
* High level of engineering hand skills
* Strong, demonstrable experience of using hand tools
* tool control
* Technical documentation
* Handling and use of chemicals and hazardous substances
* Proven experience in a similar role
* Inspection of critical electronic/electrical/electro-mechanical hardware
* Previous experience of space/aerospace inspection and test activities

* Consistent experience in a similar role
* Previous experience of working in a cleanroom environment
* Experience carrying out structural activities
* MLI (Multi-Layered Insulation) blanket installation and tailoring experience
* Knowledge on RF systems
* Must be able to work at height and in a restricted space

Candidates should have a background to enable a clearance to BPSS level

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.