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Propulsion Test Engineer

Job Title: Propulsion Test Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: Up to £25 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO0000019854_1570439401
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email: christopher.doyle@sitecgroup.com
Job Published: October 07, 2019 10:10

Job Description

Sitec currently have an opportunity for a Propulsion Test Engineer to join our client based in Stevenage. This is a contract role for an initial 12 months and has a pay rate of £25p/hr Ltd plus a generous shift uplift when on launch campaigns.

JOB SUMMARY: Performs Testing and Launch support of Propulsion Systems and components from preparation of equipment and documentation, testing and recording of data to reporting. Working on multiple projects and often offsite


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Perform test & launch services activities to strict quality and technical requirements.
* Organise equipment logistics to provide support to specific projects as required.
* Provide support to other projects as required when not required for their specific project
* Support RDWR's
* Produce and implement process improvements within the department
* Support the writing of documentation required for test phases, including: Technical Notes, Test procedures and Test Reports
* Provide feedback to process owners to ensure test methods are consistent.
* Support Lessons Learned exercises
* Working as part of a small, specialist team within a multi-disciplined project department.
* Manufacture, maintain and operate ground support equipment specific to the requirements of the propulsion system.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE:

* A background in an aerospace engineering environment, preferably within the space sector
* Some level of mechanical skills and relevant experience.
* Able to work overtime and occasional shifts, as and when required.
* Process and Quality driven approach with high attention to detail.
* High self-motivation and ability to deal with changing priorities on a multi project basis.
* Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Good time management.
* Must be prepared to travel abroad frequently and occasionally for extended periods (4-6 weeks).
* Demonstrate strong team player trait
* Must be able to read, understand and follow Engineering drawings and schematics.
* PC literacy (Microsoft Office and other popular PC based applications).
* Experience using hand tools and some mechanical practical experience
* Writing reports and technical documents
* Comfortable working with high pressure gases and hazardous substances


DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:

* A dynamic, enthusiastic and committed individual with demonstrated experience of working under pressure to tight schedule requirements.
* Previous experience of operating high pressure inert gas systems
* Relevant experience of Satellite Propulsion test & Launch Services
* Experience of a mechanical engineering/Aerospace environment is beneficial


EDUCATION & TRAINING:

* An Engineering biased Degree


Other

Day shifts on site - various shifts on launch campaign
Overseas launch campaigns for several weeks at a time several times a year

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.