Principal Test Equipment Engineer
Edinburgh, GB
6d ago

Job description

A great opportunity for a Principal Test Equipment Engineer to join a global high-tech company developing cutting edge Radar and Laser sensor technology deployed across a wide range of airborne platforms for Aerospace and Defence.

You will lead a close-knit team of engineers ensuring that calibration, repair, maintenance, and safety testing activities are executed in a manner which maximises availability of equipment in manufacturing production halls, engineering labs and at external customer sites.

A close working relationship will be required with customers, test equipment design authorities, manufacturing hall supervisors and equipment operators to provide effective maintenance and successful closure of technical issues.

A range of skills will be required in this role. Experience of mixed technologies test equipment is required while knowledge of test equipment design processes and engineering tools is desirable.

The ability to identify, categorise and effectively plan corrective actions is essential.

  • Key responsibility areas include;
  • Team leadership and being the technical authority and lead decision maker within your team.
  • Delivering the core task of calibration, repair, maintenance, and safety testing to agreed timescales and budget.
  • Managing off site visits and leading your team to respond to call outs within agreed timescales.
  • Provide a focused approach to asset management.
  • Developing a working partnership with external customers, manufacturing and supply chain customers and other stakeholders, geared to product delivery.
  • Planning, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting on support team activities, integrated with customer schedules.
  • Influencing test equipment design through the development lifecycle ensuring design for support and maintenance are built in.
  • Identifying areas of improvement in all aspect of the role, driving these through to completion.
  • Engage and work in partnership with stakeholders including key service providers, driving and supporting changes in working practices and toolsets.
  • Aid in developing service level key performance indicators and reporting against them.
  • We are looking for the below skills, qualifications & knowledge;
  • You will be educated to HND / Degree level in an engineering discipline.
  • Previous team leadership or a desire to develop your career in a team leadership role.
  • You will be a team player, customer focused and able to develop strong, trusting relationships.
  • Technical leadership and problem solving skills.
  • Experience of debugging and fault finding of complex electronic systems is required.
  • Knowledge of measurement systems is desirable.
  • An understanding and experience of the full product design lifecycle would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience and knowledge in some of the following would be advantageous; Radar Systems, Lasers, Electro-Optics, complex electronic systems, Special to Type Test Equipment.
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