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Environmental Test Engineer

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Feb 9, 2023

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Environmental Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Date Posted:
United Kingdom
Atlantic Inertial Systems Limited, Clittaford Road, Southway, Plymouth, PL6 6DE
Position Role Type:
A vacancy has arisen for an Environmental Test Engineer to work within the Engineering Team providing support to the Test & Qualification Team within Plymouth or Bristol.

Position Overview:

The successful candidate will have experience of working within a fast paced and agile team with a range of adaptable skills, capable of readily working across a broad spectrum of Environmental testing as outline above.

The role will involve working individually as well as in a team so excellent organisational skills and the ability to communicate at all levels within the organisation is important. You will be enthusiastic and be able to provide an intelligent Environmental Engineering service to the project teams and Engineering community. The work you will undertake will vary from qualification to development testing, underpinning the principles of robust high reliability product design. This role requires attention to detail, practical skills and the ability to use your knowledge, skills and observations to support the Engineering design teams through the work you carry out.

Primary Responsibilities:

Enabling engineering product development and qualification by providing a range of test services to support the advancement of our technology. Responsibilities here include:
  • Organising and prioritising jobs coming into the laboratory.
  • Understanding and interpreting test results and data to ensure its validity.
  • Producing and maintaining a good standard of laboratory test reports and, when required, more detailed reports to project teams.
  • Supporting of, or direct responsibility for qualification and development tests.
  • Supporting off site testing where required.
  • Programming of vibration controllers in order to carry out a range of vibration testing including Random, Sine and mixed mode vibration stimuli.
  • Carrying out electro/mechanical shock testing using a dynamic shaker or through traditional mechanical shock methods.
  • Carrying out a range of Climatics testing - Thermal cycling, Thermal shock, Humidity, Combined temperature & Humidity.

Supporting the maintenance of our UKAS accreditation to BS EN ISO 17025 and for this will be responsible for:
  • Developing and maintaining in house procedures.
  • Assessing equipment calibrations and measurement uncertainties to ensure that capability in the accredited tests is maintained.
  • Driving continuous improvement of capabilities, knowledge and processes within the laboratory.
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy laboratory i.a.w. 5S procedures.
  • Maintaining and developing your skills and those of others who will provide support to the laboratory.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Ensuring the facility remains functional and able to provide these services by:
  • Maintaining the calibration status of all equipment in the laboratory by working with the calibration team.
  • Maintaining supplies of consumable items and ordering new when required.
  • Carrying out first line fault finding on vibration shakers and amplifiers.
  • Calibrating vibration controllers.
  • Organising annual contractor maintenance of vibration systems and climatic chambers and providing support to contractor engineers when on site.
  • Carrying out bare table performance checks on shaker systems pre and post annual maintenance.

Basic Requirements:
  • Ideally the candidate is proficient in the use of a broad range of Environmental Test Facilities and has knowledge of associated standards e.g. BS EN 60068 & MIL-STD-810 as well a good understanding of the principles of vibration, shock and climatics testing.
  • Any applicant should also have a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of tools: Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • A clean driving licence is required to support off site testing.

Preferred Requirements:
  • The candidate will ideally be educated to degree level and either chartered or working towards chartered status or demonstrate through experience the knowledge and skills required.
  • Consideration will also be given to the right candidate who may not have all of the required skills and knowledge, but where development potential and commitment can be demonstrated for this vacancy.

About us:

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

What we can offer you:
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Life insurance
  • Excellent corporate pension plan
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave plus ability to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Career development
  • And so much more!

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form - with our customers and with each other - propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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