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8 months ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: Market related
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Contract
Contact: Donna Bettiss
Category: Test Engineer Jobs

Line Up Aviation has carved its own place in the recruitment of Aviation and Aerospace personnel all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with some of the industry's best known companies who demand the highest standard of applicants.

Role: Test Engineer - Satellite Propulsion

Pay: £30.00

Contract: Six Months

Location: Stevenage

Job Summary

Performs test and launch site services on -

  • spacecraft propulsion components.
  • satellite propulsion ground support equipment.
  • full satellite propulsion systems for multiple projects including Telecomms and ENS projects using high pressure gases.
  • launch site services including the use of hazardous chemicals.
  • Preparation of test and launch services documentation and the recording of test data.

Job Profile

  • Responsible and accountable for carrying out all aspects of Satellite Propulsion Test and Launch Services within the stated Cost, Schedule and Quality requirements.
  • Formulation and up-issue of propulsion test and launch services engineering procedures under the guidance of a Propulsion Test Lead Engineer.
  • Will be required to prepare items of ground support equipment for test and launch campaigns.
  • Responsible for maintaining the highest level of quality standards at all times.
  • Responsible for the Health and Safety of the test and launch campaign team when working on and off site.

Candidate Profile

  • A sound knowledge and understanding of Satellite Propulsion Systems and components and of the associated AIT processes.
  • Both CPS and PPS test and system knowledge is essential.
  • Relevant experience of Satellite Propulsion Test and Launch Operations is essential.
  • Previous experience of operating high pressure inert gas systems is essential.
  • Engineering based HNC/HND or equivalent plus relevant satellite/space experience.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of mechanical and pneumatic systems, and some basic electrical engineering skills.
  • 2-3 years relevant experience of Assembly, Integration and Test.
  • Must be proactive and demonstrate strong team player characteristics
  • A dynamic, enthusiastic and committed individual with demonstrated experience of working under pressure to tight schedules.

Essential Skills/Requirements

  • Be able to use breathing apparatus.
  • Must be experienced in the use of hand tools.
  • Understand and promote the notion of quality at all times.
  • PC literacy - Microsoft Office and other popular PC based software
  • Good communication skills at all levels.
  • Be prepared to work overtime and support shift work when required.
  • Must be able to read, understand and follow engineering drawings and schematics.


Must be prepared to travel abroad frequently at short notice, and occasionally for extended periods (4-6 weeks)

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Donna Bettiss 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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