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Environmental Test Engineer

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May 27, 2024

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Environmental Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
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Date Posted:
United Kingdom
Atlantic Inertial Systems Limited, Clittaford Road, Southway, Plymouth, PL6 6DE
Position Role Type:
We are currently seeking to recruit an Environmental Test Engineer to join our Engineering Team providing support to the Test & Qualification Team in Plymouth.

Role Overview:

In this role, you'll be enabling engineering product development and qualification by providing a range of test services to support the advancement of our technology.

Responsibilities here include:
  • Carrying out a range of climatic testing - Thermal cycling, Thermal shock, Humidity, Combined temperature & Humidity, and various thermal tests across standards.
  • Develop and document test plans, procedures, technical reports, and presentations for environmental testing, including thermal cycling, thermal shock, and steady-state thermal characterization.
  • Supporting of, or direct responsibility for qualification and development tests.
  • Provide inputs to equipment design team for thermal test set-ups and fixtures for laboratory and field testing.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate thermal management solutions into product design and qualification.
  • Troubleshoot thermal testing issues and provide thermal testing mitigation strategies.
  • 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.
  • Supporting off site testing where required.

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.

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 climatic testing. A clean driving licence is required to support off site testing.

The candidate can 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 the required skills and knowledge, but where development potential and commitment can be demonstrated for this vacancy.

Basic Requirements:

Environmental testing experience including thermal testing is a must and we can also consider a test engineer who has got experience with vibration testing, shock testing or other test methods.
  • Carrying out a range of climatic testing is a must -Thermal cycling, Thermal shock, Humidity, combined temperature & Humidity, and various thermal tests across standards.
  • Knowledge of UKAS 17025 is essential. If the candidate managed any UKAS Audit or similar audit, it would be great.
  • Maintaining and Calibration of test equipment experience is a must. It includes but not limited wit thermal chambers, thermocouples, data loggers, thermometers and any calibrated and/or maintained equipment at the environmental engineering lab.
  • Experience with organising annual contractor maintenance of climatic chambers and providing support to contractor engineers when on site.

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.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.

What we can offer you:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Car Allowance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health & Wellbeing Cash Plan
  • Fantastic Pension Scheme which operates as a 2:1 match up to 10%
  • Life Assurance
  • 25 days vacation plus bank holidays plus the ability to buy/sell 5 days per year
  • Flexible working
  • Employee selectable top up benefits
  • Early finish on Fridays
  • And so much more!

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

Collins Aerospace, in accordance with our 'Baseline Security' requirements, will request from candidates evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK, and employment and/or education history for up to three years, in relation to certain roles within the business. These relate to positions where access to export controlled items, (e.g., Technical data, hardware, software, and services subject to international trade control laws and regulations) and Collins IT Systems may apply. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

RTX 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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