RF Test Engineer

Job Title: RF Test Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: Up to £35 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1904-80_1557220188
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 07, 2019 10:09

Job Description

Sitec currently have a requirement for a RF Test Engineer for our client based in Portsmouth, the client is a world leading Aerospace and Defence Company. This is a contract role for an initial 6 months and has a pay rate of £35p/hr Ltd.

Outline of RH Test Engineer

The Assembly Integration and Test (AIT) department is looking for a RF Test Engineer. This role sits within the Satellite Payload Test and Validation work stream.
The RF Test Engineer is typically responsible for the preparation of the test procedures and the operational support to the AIT Operations team. Main responsibilities include the test procedure preparation in line with the test requirements prior to the delivery to the clean room, test phase planning and sequencing, test readiness preparation, assessment and support during the test phase, evaluation for access and orientations reviews.
The role includes taking part in the long term development of procedures and test procedure automation.

Responsibilities of RF Test Engineer include:

* As part of the RF Engineering Team, will be in charge of the preparation required for the development of a test phase and also to provide support during the different test phases such as alignment, section test, TCR and end to end test campaign for the different projects.
* To support projects and cascade knowledge to other payload test Engineers.
* Test phase planning and sequencing providing input to the master schedule.
* Focal point for all procedure related activities post design / customization and through to operational support (possibly including out of hours / on-call support)
* Liaise with the Test Manager (owner of the AIT Test preparation schedule) to achieve successful project milestones reviews with associated document inputs. Support the weekly and monthly reporting to the project team and to the AIT department management team.
* Work hand-in-hand with the Payload AIT Quality organization to ensure adherence to standard processes.
* Support the engineer in charge of the project customization phase and the payload test manager in the definition the test planes and interfaces. The RF Engineer will support the investigation of non-conformances, contributing to problem solving, implementation of investigations and corrective actions as detailed by the NRB.
* Take an active role in the Payload AIT Test Continuous Improvement through Lessons Learnt and Second Closure.

Essential Experience:

* Knowledge of RF Test techniques or RF systems
* Knowledge of RF Test Systems and RF instruments. (Network analysers, Spectrum Analysers, AWG; Power Meters; RF Amplifiers, Oscilloscopes; etc.)
* Teamwork with good communication skills
* MS Office (Word, Excel)
* Previous industrial experience is not mandatory

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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