Development Engineer

20 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Kerrie Dowdell
Contract Type
Full Time
These systems require many leading edge technologies to meet demanding performance and safety requirements; including: precision hydraulic and fuel systems, motor drive technologies, composite braking and actuation, avionic control systems incorporating complex electronic hardware, software and system control, monitoring and indication, aerodynamic metallic and composite structures.

The successful candidate will work as part of the engineering team carrying out testing at equipment and system levels capturing test evidence. This may involve testing across either of the main business areas of Air to Air Refuelling and Auxiliary Mission Equipment.

The Test Engineer will be expected to follow current departmental processes.

The successful candidate will work as part of the engineering team at IPT level or at product level supporting test activities to demonstrate function and performance in environment.

The majority of the work will be carried out at external test facilities used in the UK. Occasional overseas (infrequent) travel may be required.

Skills & Experience Qualifications and experience for Development Engineers will ideally include:

• Relevant degree or equivalent

• Experience of requirements management tools (DOORS, CRADLE etc.)

• Knowledge of environmental standards (RTCA DO160, MIL-STD-810 etc.)

• Experience of performing environmental and functional testing

• Experience of development engineering activities and understanding of product lifecycles.

They should have worked in the Aerospace test environment with particular experience working with RTCA DO160 & MIL-STD-810 standards testing products. Candidates must have Environmental Test experience within an Aerospace arena and be able to document Quality Test Plans and Quality Test Results.

Candidates should have created / run test procedures in at least 7 of the following test scenarios: Temperature, Altitude, Temperature Variation, Humidity, Operational Shock & Crash safety, Vibration, Explosion proof, Water proof, Fluids susceptibility, Sand & Dust, Fungus Resistance, Salt & Fog, Icing, ESD & Fire / Flammability. Candidates should have specific experience of “Controls and Indication”, which would include system control, monitoring and indication.

Candidates will be working with sensitive data and as such you should be willing to undergo BPSS (Baseline) & Disclosure Scotland Security Vetting before being able to commence the contract. The Wimborne site falls under the ITAR Regulations, so please contact the Recruiter for further information.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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