Mechanical Assembly Technicians

Job Title: Mechanical Assembly Technicians
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: Ltd Co
Start Date: 13/11/2019
Reference: JO0000019925_1573657579
Contact Name: David Gillard
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 13, 2019 15:06

Job Description

Sitec are recruiting for Mechanical Assembly Technicians to work on Communication Satellite Payloads. The client is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. Due to a peak in workload, vacancies have arisen for Mechanical Assembly Technicians.

Successful candidates will work in Portsmouth at our client's premises. These are contract positions for an estimated duration of 6 months.

Experience required; Essential:

Assembly experience of the following in a high quality manufacturing area:

Detailed assembly and integration (equipment and processes similar to, or to the standard required for aerospace industry).
Experience using basic hand tools
Tool control, Technical documentation, Handling and use of chemicals and hazardous substances
Harness securing methods, Experience use of Measuring equipment, Vernier Callipers / Micrometre

Main role and responsibilities:

Perform mechanical integration activities:

Equipment integration
Waveguide integration
Coax cable integration
DC harness integration and connector mating and de-mating
Structural component integration
Test instrumentation integration (thermocouples, heater circuits and accelerometers)
Wiring activities (crimping)
Use of basic hand tools (torque tools, screwdrivers, spanners, measurement tools and etc.).
Basic engineering hand skills (filing, drilling, tapping, heli-coil installation)
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:

Shift work and weekend work required.

Successful candidates will initially be on straight days while they are trained (standard day shift 08:00 to 16:00), this is expected to be for a period of 2 weeks for which they will be paid the basic hourly rate. They will then move to a shift pattern, which varies dependent upon payload, however, the information below is indicative of the more common shifts and their allowances.

16 day pattern (4on / 4off pattern)

4 days (06:00 to 18:00) on, 4 days off, 4 nights (18:00 to 06:00) on, 4 nights off. Hours worked between 06:00 and 22:00 attract shift up lift of 20% hours between 22:00 and 06:00 attract 33% uplift.

Early / Late shift pattern (double days)

The pattern consists of one week of Early Shifts Monday to Friday 06:00 to 14:00 and then one week of Late Shifts Monday to Friday 14:00 to 22:00. The shift pattern has a two-week revolution period. Hours worked between 06:00 and 22:00 attract shift up-lift of 20% hours between 22:00 and 06:00 attract 33% uplift.

You may be required to travel to other UK and International sites at short notice.

Candidates who also have some or all of the following experience will be most welcome to apply.

Experience in a similar role
Previous experience of working in a clean-room environment
Machine shop trained
Installation and removal coaxial cables / DC harnesses
Experience carrying out structural activities
MLI (Multi-Layered Insulation) blanket installation and tailoring experience
Previous experience of space/aerospace inspection activities
Inspection of critical electronic/electrical/electro-mechanical hardware
ESA, aerospace or other high quality wiring experience
Knowledge on RF systems
Must be able to work at height and in a restricted space

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a basic security disclosure certificate prior to commencement of the contract and must therefore have a background to allow that to be obtained.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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