AIT ENGINEER

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Squeezing big performance out of small satellites and CubeSats.

The group AAC Clyde Space offers turnkey solutions and services from mission design to on-orbit operations, including reliable customizable satellite platforms in the range of 1 to 50 Kg and a full range of subsystems for cube and small satellites. With unrivaled flight heritage and end-to-end service, AAC Clyde Space enables customers to reach their mission goals through a single, trusted point of contact.

An Assembly, Integration, and Test (AIT) Engineer is required to expand our AIT team, supporting an increased customer demand and growing order book. This is a full-time role for an experienced engineer who can work to deliver our next range of nanosatellite projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Lead all activities within the spacecraft assembly, integration, and test phase.
  • Prepare and participate in all spacecraft environmental tests: mechanical, thermal, & EMC
  • Review test results and raise Non-conformance reports when necessary.
  • Produce test reports and communicate results to the wider project team
  • Define and work to improve a standard set of company AIT procedures & processes
  • Feedback lessons learned from the AIT phase to future projects
  • Author spacecraft AIT plans and individual test procedures
  • Review new spacecraft designs for implications and impacts on the AIT phase.
  • Specify & design new Ground Support Equipment (GSE) as needed to support AIT
  • Oversee and maintain tidiness and safe working practices in the AIT clean room

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • BEng, BSc or higher degree in engineering, science, or maths
  • Experience in the build and test of spacecraft (candidates with broader experience in the space industry will also be considered)
  • An understanding of the types of standard tests required during a spacecraft AIT campaign.
  • High level of practical `hands-on’ application of engineering
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in parallel
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in investigating system-level problems and resolving defects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the drive to complete tasks on schedule
  • Experience working within the space industry

SKILLS DESIRED:

  • Extensive experience in the build and test of spacecraft
  • Previous experience working specifically with CubeSats
  • Knowledge or awareness of ESA ECSS standards (or equivalent international standards) relating to verification and testing
  • Experience in managing teams in dynamic environments

Tagged as: AIT, spacecraft, cubesats, ecss, ground support equipment

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