MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN: HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS

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Making Space Sustainable

As Skyrora push forward on our next series of test campaigns, we are in the process of establishing the UK’s largest purpose-built testing facility. As a result, we are rapidly expanding our teams to maintain our current pace of development. Skyrora requires an experienced Mechanical Technician to assist in the operation and maintenance of various hydraulic and pneumatic systems at our testing facility, reporting to the test site’s Chief Engineer. In this role the candidate would be a key player in ensuring our systems are safe and operational and would be driving our engine testing campaigns forward. You will be presented with challenging technical problems and be required to work alongside a dedicated testing team to solve these issues and keep the test campaign on schedule. As such you will need to be resilient, respond to challenges and consistently perform to the highest standard.

As part of the Skyrora team, you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and hands-on work environment. You will be utilising your experience and technical knowledge to work on pressure equipment, diagnose and fix problems within systems as well as communicate effectively with other test personnel to ensure safety standards at our facilities are kept at the highest level and improved wherever possible.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a truly dynamic and exciting industry. We are looking for individuals who are highly dedicated to their work and who take pride in consistently pushing the boundaries of what is achievable. Apply now to play your part in our journey to orbit.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  • Key responsibilities and tasks include:
  • Working with a team of experienced technicians and engineers to run test campaigns at a dedicated facility
  • Diagnose and perform root cause analysis
  • Fabricate and install pressure systems to given specifications and drawings/models
  • Maintain pressure equipment both proactively and reactively to ensure full functionality of systems
  • Configure pressure systems for tests
  • Constantly monitor and seek to improve safety standards and processes on site
  • Communicate with the Chief Test Site Engineer on all matters relevant to testing
  • Specify and source pneumatic and hydraulic components for use within test stands
  • Manufacture and operation of ad-hoc test fixtures to analyse components and performance
  • Produce documentation relevant to fabrication, manufacture and purchasing in line with our company policies
  • In-field cleaning and tidying of the test facility where required, with key focus on FOD prevention and maintaining 5S standards

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • Essential experience and skills include:
  • Recognised apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering or another suitable field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role or industrial environment
  • Experienced with online records schemes of work
  • Understanding of safe systems of work
  • Experience in identifying faults and diagnosis with respect to high pressure hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Experienced in the operation of pressure equipment and pneumatic systems
  • Experience working with hazardous substances
  • Experience with the maintenance of pressure equipment
  • Experience with permit to work systems
  • Experience working at height and in confined spaces
  • Experience operating lifting equipment
  • Experience working with critical systems
  • Experience of installing and commissioning new pneumatic systems

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • CompEx competency validation
  • HNC or HND qualifications
  • Experience or valid UK forklift qualification
  • First aid training

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid passport, including right to work in the UK
  • Full driving licence is preferred
  • Must be willing to work in a dynamic teamwork-oriented environment
  • Must be willing to perform a variety of low skilled roles in order to sustain the function of the facility
  • Must be willing to work outside normal working hours in order to meet critical company deadlines when required
  • Must be determined to make a significant contribution to UK Space launch capability

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