Test Engineer

Company Details

We specialise in advanced nanosatellite spacecraft, mission services, and reliable subsystems. Providing market-leading New Space solutions and services for government, commercial, and educational organisations.


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 unrivalled flight heritage and end-to-end service, AAC Clyde Space enables customers to reach their mission goals through a single, trusted point of contact.


  • Ensure delivery of fully tested flight components to Projects on time
  • Communicate with Project Manager to ensure test schedules align with project schedules
  • Communicate to Test Supervisor and Project Manager progress and status of hardware under test
  • Participate in project reviews and Test Readiness Reviews
  • Mentoring and training to junior members of staff
  • Provide Test engineering support to design teams for evaluation and prototype component test
  • Identify risks and opportunities for continuous improvement of the existing test processes
  • Periodic support of Satellite integration testing
  • Conduct ethical and equitable business practice
  • Implement all relevant and appropriate company policies and procedures
  • Ensure own adherence to the company Quality Management System and any additional quality processes mandated by the customer
  • Maintain and organise the Test areas and tools/equipment
  • Suggest improvements to team and management to improve DFT and Test processes
  • Compile NCRs (Non-Conformance Reports)
  • Any other reasonable request from management


  • Competent in electrical & electronic engineering principles
  • Apply electrical test expertise to company product range, e.g. battery packs, electrical power systems, dc-dc converters
  • Expert knowledge of test equipment
  • Able to follow test and evaluation plans
  • Expert in writing test and evaluation plans
  • Verify spacecraft hardware meets customer requirements by following test spec and product datasheets
  • Apply test debug methodology to resolve issues encountered during the test phase
  • Support design engineer with test and debug of prototype and production systems
  • Use schematic diagram & PCB layout to debug hardware
  • Clear understanding of Satellite system production lifecycle
  • Competent in data analysis and capable of using data to resolve issues and make improvements
  • Write concise test reports


  • Knowledge of vibration and thermal testing desirable
  • Experience of working on international projects and in multiple locations
  • An Engineering qualification (degree-level preferred, not essential)


Tagged as: data analysis, spacecraft hardware, test equipment, electrical/electronic, test/evaluation plans, test debug methodology, schematic diagram/pcb layout, vibration/thermal testing

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