AIT Spacecraft Purge Engineer

AIT Spacecraft Purge Engineer

Job Title: AIT Spacecraft Purge Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage
Salary: £30 per hour
Start Date: 2018-07-03
Reference: J139988
Contact Name: Holly Auger
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 03, 2018 15:42

Job Description

KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM within the Aerospace industry who are seeking an AIT Spacecraft Purge Engineer to join their team in Stevenage!!

The role

This role is for an experienced Engineer to manage the gas purge process that protects the scientific equipment that will be part of the satellite payload.
The post holder will work from the operating parameters set for each equipment package and devise/set up the purge kit - initially in a clean room on site - and then a revised set up for transport of the package to the launch site. The post holder will monitor the purge process in transit and at the launch site up until launch.
This role is ideal for those with space sector experience but the key skills may also be found in the technical, scientific, medical or other sectors.


·Operating and managing the nitrogen purge process for scientific equipment
·Taking responsibility for managing the spacecraft purge supply through spacecraft test and launch site operation up to launch.
·Carrying out MCP bottle changes and set up of flow systems
·Carrying out system flow checks in line with design specifications
·Contact with nitrogen
·Contact with flow meters and Swagelock equipment
·Contact with flight hardware
·Working to MIL spec (defined military standards)
·Reporting to AIT Lead Engineer

Skills/Experience Required

•3+ years working with purge systems in a space/technical/scientific/medical environment
•Swagelock systems experience is a clear advantage

Education & Training

•Engineering NVQ/A levels/Degree
•Safe use of Gas


•Shift work will be part of the role
•Travel to Europe is required for long periods during launch phase of a project

The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract.