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.

ABOUT AAC CLYDE SPACE

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • 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

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • 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

SKILLS DESIRED:

  • 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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