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Rotary Test Equipment Engineer

Means and equipment maintenance Pitstone Bucks , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

The Production Test Equipment department is responsible for developing and maintaining test equipment for aerospace products and systems for a variety of aircraft in a production environment.

The Rotary Test Equipment Engineer will support all aspects of Test hardware and software, will be able to focus on the design, upgrade and maintenance of test equipment for aerospace applications on a variety of projects. They will be leading and supporting working with project engineers, test operators and team members to ensure that the test equipment design meets all of the product testing and test coverage requirements.

The role holder will assist in New Product Introduction, Total Preventative Maintenance, and support other team members development while working and improving test equipment to meet both product & customer requirements.

• Design, commission and maintain test equipment hardware and software for use in a production environment, ability to develop and modify LabVIEW or alternative code is preferred
• To understand, relay and commission test equipment software, when using outsourced suppliers
• The creation/maintenances of test specifications and documentation for a variety of projects
• Drive continuous improvement within test process, applying root cause analysis
• Work closely with production and engineering to ensure test data used to improve product yield
• Creation of comprehensive test instructions for production operators to work to
• Procurement and commissioning of test equipment to meet production requirements
• Documentation of test requirements, test coverage and test methods
• Design and build of supplementary test circuits for control, protection and Built-In Test functions
• Work to cost, timescale, reliability, and maintainability criteria, collaborating with other members of project teams in order to meet the overall project's production test requirements
• To apply structured problem-solving methods to technical issues in a time-critical manner
• To follow Safran's operating procedures and participate in engineering improvement activities aimed at increasing efficiency and quality of work

Complementary Description

Working across all production areas of the Pitstone business
Will be responsible for internally tasked projects and delivery on time.
Will have no direct reports but supporting of training of other team members

Delivering projects on time on budget and to specified plan

The role holder will be expected to make decisions on implementation methods and day to day workload
The role holder will document and decisions made and report within formal documentation of up-issues

Job Requirements

• Relevant engineering qualification or equivalent
• Previous exposure to an engineering environment and able to demonstrate practical design or test experience
• Proven experience and working knowledge of :
• - electronics, wiring and power systems
• - hydraulic circuits
• - software/ software architecture and verification LabVIEW is preferred
• - capabilities & limitations of various test and measurement methods
• - electrical generator operation
• Lean manufacturing experience of deploying improvements
• CAD skills including schematic capture and mechanical drawing would be advantageous along with an understanding of Generator Control Unit (GCU) and Power Distribution box operation or an ability to develop them
• Capable to pick things up quickly and adapt approach
• Ability to plan and prioritise work for yourself while working autonomously or as part of a team
• Good problem-solving skills
• Good communication skills across a range of stakeholders
• A proactive style with a can-do attitude

• Evidence of written English at interview stage. This will be through providing certification of a formal English or technical qualification studied in the UK or overseas in English. If this cannot be provided you will be required to complete and pass an online SHL English comprehension test as part of the interview process.

Specificity of the job


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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification and in the electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 11,500 employees across thirteen different countries.

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