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Mechanical Satellite Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/05/2017
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
To provide Mechanical Engineering support to the shop floor based on robust processes, activity control sheets (ACSs) and procedures, for the production of Satellite Communications Modules and Scientific payloads. Leading the closure of ACSs and procedures. Organising the assembly area by the means of floor plans and interfacing with the area controller on the project's needs.

Project Preparation Phase
- Support to the customisation phase starting at the project kick off.
- Support project DMU (Digital mock-up/design for manufacture) sessions to ensure design for manufacture.
- Support in the creation of documentation required for the production phases, including ACS inputs, work instructions, and procedures.
- Support Process Owner team in all aspects of their role.
Project Operational Phase
- Support to Lead Engineering team in periods of high workload.
- Support process owners with observation resolution and operational activities.
- Support quality reviews and Root Cause Analysis
- Support in the production of re-work instructions based on project requirements and identify parts and tooling required to carry them out.
Non Project
- Design of tooling / build aids for assembly execution
- Support to R&D
- Training module creation and maintenance.
- Responsible for ensuring that our working modes and processes are standardised, optimised, and current.
- Produce new processes, undertake process improvement and maintenance and monitor process implementation in operations.

The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world's best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Good understanding and detailed experience of all types of mechanical systems. Including but not limited to:-
- Lean manufacturing techniques including 5S, root cause analysis and continuous improvement.
- Support to production
- Prepare and carry out environmental tests (Vibration, Acoustic, Mass properties, Thermal) at unit, subsystem, instrument and spacecraft level.
- Support propulsion testing.
- Handling and installation of thermal hardware.
- Mechanical integration and testing of electronic units, subsystems and instruments, mechanisms, antennas, solar arrays, mechanical sub-systems, instruments, payloads and spacecraft and control the documentation associated with performing these tasks.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Experience of Lean engineering
- Clean room experience
- Aerospace experience
- Mechanical design / validation / experience
- FMEA Experience
- Knowledge of continuous improvement philosophies
- Knowledge of Health and Safety principles and their application to the specific environment
- Rudimentary understanding of RF properties and associated risks.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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