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about 1 month ago
MPI Aviation
Salary: £19.00 per hour
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: Shelley Andrews /Sue Garraway/Dan Watts
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Engineers Jobs

Mechanical Assembly Technician

£19.00 per hour basic plus shift allowance

 Working for a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. A vacancy has arisen for a Mechanical Assembly Technician working on our communication satellite payloads.

 Main role and responsibilities

To perform mechanical integration activities:

  • Equipment integration
  • Waveguide integration
  • Coax cable integration
  • Structural component integration
  • Use of basic hand tools (torque tools, screwdrivers, spanners, measurement tools and etc.).
  • Basic engineering hand skills (filing, drilling, tapping, heli-coil installation)
  • Prepare, apply, handle and dispose of chemical and hazardous substances in accordance with COSHH requirements
  • Ensuring workspace is kept clean and tidy in accordance with 5S policy
  • Following tool control procedures
  • Active participation in continuous improvement activities
  • Ensuring correct completion of build paperwork for all activities you have performed
  • Interpreting technical documentation (schematical drawings, wiring diagrams, 2D and 3D General Assembly Drawings, technical notes and integration procedures)
  • 3D model navigation
  • Support movement and lifting operations using overhead crane and other MGSE (Mechanical Ground Support Equipment).

 Qualifications

  • HNC or HND in an engineering production or maintenance field

Or / and

  • Apprenticeship in Aerospace/Space or other high quality production or maintenance field

 Experience

Essential

Assembly experience of the following in high quality manufacturing area:

  • Detailed assembly and integration (equipment and processes similar to, or to the standard required for aerospace industry).
  • Basic engineering hand skills
  • Experience using basic hand tools
  • Tool control
  • Technical documentation
  • Handling and use of chemicals and hazardous substances
  • Harness securing methods

 Desirable

  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience of working in a cleanroom environment
  • Machine shop trained
  • Experience carrying out structural activities
  • MLI (Multi-Layered Insulation) blanket installation and tailoring experience
  • Previous experience of space/aerospace inspection activities
  • Installation and removal coaxial cables / DC harnesses
  • Inspection of critical mechanical hardware
  • Must be able to work at height and in a restricted space

  Shift work and weekend work is required. Successful candidates may initially be on straight days or early and late shift (depending on Training room availability) whilst they are trained, this is expected to be for a period of 2 weeks for which they will be paid the basic hourly rate. 

 Please call for immediate interview

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