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Mechanical Satellite Engineer

Mechanical Satellite Engineer

Job Title: Mechanical Satellite Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage
Industry:
Salary: £28 per hour
Start Date: 2019-04-29
Reference: J140554
Contact Name: Paul Lathbury
Contact Email: plathbury@kdcresource.com
Job Published: April 12, 2019 14:40

Job Description

Mechanical Satellite Engineer

KDC are sourcing a Mechanical Satellite Engineer on a contract basis.


JOB SUMMARY:
·To provide Assembly Integration and test (AIT) mechanical engineering support based on robust processes, activity control sheets (ACSs) and procedures, for the assembly and integration of earth, navigation and scientific spacecraft.
·Supporting spacecraft environmental testing including thermal, vibration, payload deployment, and shock testing.
·Supporting spacecraft launch activities at launch site including spacecraft handling and coordination of mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE).
·Leading the design, manufacture and procurement of MGSE for use during spacecraft AIT.
·Resolving non-conformance to the design.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Preparation Phase -
·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 -
·Oversee and support integration activities on the spacecraft.
·Writing spacecraft build & test documentation and leading its acceptance until completion of successful integration readiness review.
·Leading lifting/ handling of the spacecraft as operations director.
·Supporting the AIT Lead Engineer in periods of high workload.
·Support process owners with observation resolution and operational activities.
·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 (MGSE) / build aids for assembly execution
·Produce new processes, undertake process improvement and maintenance and monitor process implementation in operations.


QUALIFICATION LEVEL REQUIRED:
Minimum of HNC level in a Mechanical discipline. A lesser qualification is acceptable if a high level of similar industry experience can be demonstrated.


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
•Good understanding and experience of mechanical systems.
•Spacecraft AIT and Nitrogen purge systems.
•Environmental testing (Vibration, Acoustic, Mass properties, Thermal)
•Mechanical integration of mechanisms, black boxes, antennas, solar arrays, mechanical sub-systems, instruments, and payloads.
•Writing build documentation and resolving non-conformances from an AIT perspective.
•Understanding of configuration control and as design as built' status.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/INDUSTRY BACKGROUND:
Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering