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6 months ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: £35 an hour + Shift allowence
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Contract
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Natalie Dalkin
Sector: Maintenance
Category: Avionics Engineer Jobs
Line Up Aviation is a specialist aviation and aerospace recruitment company that has been operating all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with some of the industry's best-known companies and pride ourselves with working to the highest standard of service supported by an ingrained culture of honesty and integrity.


Role: Satellite AIT Shift Lead

Pay: £35 Ltd Company

Contract: Monday- Sunday – 37 hours a week - 6 months contract

Location: Stevenage


Main activities of role: -

Acts as ‘Shift lead’ to support projects in both mechanical and electrical disciplines, responsible for the day-to-day planning of the Assembly Integration and Test shift team.

Key responsibilities

  • Drive and continuously monitor the Assembly Production Schedule supporting the ‘GO’ meetings and agreeing tasks between the relevant leads
  • Ensure that all information (e.g. drawings), materials and labour are available for the planned tasks
  • Agree schedule with PFM Lead and AIT Manager
  • Communication of day-to-day AIT activities with Electrical and Mechanical Lead Engineers
  • Ensure that the shift team are adhering to the department processes (ACS’s, Logs, using validated equipment etc)
  • Ensuring that all H & S issues are taken into account
  • Monitor skills matrix as appropriate
  • Liaise with major SUB CO’s when they are onsite supporting AIT work
  • Support NCR reviews
  • Monitor progress on ACS’s, Procedures, NCR investigations, rework etc.
  • Interface with the facility manager, to have an awareness of all activities ongoing in the BCF
  • Ensure that the Open Item Register is kept up-to-date and that the work is implemented as soon as possible
  • Perform an active role in “lessons learned” to improve processes
  • Work to company and departmental procedures and maintain adherence to EN 9001
Experience required:

  • Awareness of ‘cleanroom’ disciplines
  • Experience in working in a biologically controlled clean cleanroom and planetary protection an advantage, but not essential
  • High mechanical / electrical skills and relevant experience
  • Previous experience of leadership and spacecraft builds is a distinct advantage
  • Proven interpersonal skills in managing a small team
  • Understanding of electrical tests and health checks
  • Able to support out of normal hours work using the “on call” rota process
  • Work overtime and shifts which cover weekends

Essential Skills: -

  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Production Engineering
  • Good understanding and detailed experience of all types of mechanical and electrical systems. Including but not limited to:
    • Production planning and MRP systems such as SAP
    • Spacecraft AIT
    • Mechanical / electrical processes including detailed assembly, wiring and fitting
    • Mechanical handling of equipment / Satellites
  • Interfacing with project, customers and suppliers in an assertive but diplomatic manner
  • Good time management
  • Practical and proactive with a quality driven approach with high attention to detail
  • High self-motivation and ability to deal with changing priorities on a multi discipline basis
  • Good planning skills and process competence (SAP/BOM system experience an advantage)
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

Required Qualification: -

Degree level in a Mechanical / Electrical discipline. A lesser qualification is acceptable if a high level of similar industry experience can be demonstrated.


Office and cleanroom environment (including Bio-controlled facility) / Space, Aerospace.

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

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Natalie Dalkin at Line Up Aviation

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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