Structural Test Engineer

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Job Title Structural Test Engineer
Location Gloucester, UK

What will I be doing?
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Systems Integration & Test team based in the UK working on a variety of test programs in support of aircraft landing gear development and qualification.

In this role, you will be responsible delivering development and qualification tests, from the early planning phases, development and set up of test solutions, execution of tests, through to final reporting. The testing will include static, fatigue, endurance and environmental tests for the development of new landing gear technology, qualification of new products and supporting in-service programmes.

You will be required to:

Review test procedure requirements
Define detailed resource plans to achieve requirements
Lead the execution of test activities
Operate control & data acquisition systems.
Installation of test instrumentation
Conduct fault finding to resolve test issues
Liaise with internal and external customers and suppliers
Compile technical documentation and test reports
Participate in the on-going process improvement within the test facility

What we will give you?

Hybrid/Flexible working hours with an early finish on a Friday (4.5 day working week)
25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy/sell annual leave
Annual bonus
Our Shares scheme
Pension scheme (up to 8% match)
Onsite parking, including EV chargers, subsidised restaurant, Costa, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities
Our Benefits Portal offers a number of schemes including: cycle to work, technology & retail savings, access to healthcare & wellbeing services, discounted gym memberships and more!
Global and local career progression opportunities and training & development programmes
STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
Social events throughout the year, and access to Dowty Sports and Social clubs
Why us?
Safran was ranked globally as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.
Our employees are at the heart of our success and we work together towards Four People Fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:

We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleagues

What do you need from me?
An experienced engineer in your own field and with a good knowledge of other disciplines you will have worked in a mechanical test environment.

You will need a minimum HNC/Degree or equivalent in Mechanical / Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering and experience within a qualification/development test environment and
with the necessary experience to be successful in the role, to include the following:

Experience in structural strength, fatigue, endurance, environmental or Flight Test Instrumentation'
Experience in electrical & hydraulic systems, servo controls and PLC controllers.
Experience in the application & use of test control systems, data acquisition systems and instrumentation.
Practical experience within a test environment
Knowledge of strain gauging and application (Strain gauge theory would be advantageous).
Calibration of transducers e.g. force, pressure, displacement.
Technical report writing
Project management skills to meet customer requirements and deliver customer satisfaction on quality, cost and time.
Excellent computer literacy & IT skills e.g. Microsoft Applications.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

What's my next step?
Please apply by uploading a CV and cover letter, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call

Diversity & Inclusion
We want Safran Landing Systems to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.
We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Landing Systems an inclusive place to work

'Offers of employment will be subject to a relevant level of company security vetting, which may include a criminal record check

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