Principal Supportability Engineer
Salary: £42,000 - £49,000
A global aerospace and defence organisation specialising in the development of cutting edge sensor products deployed across a wide range of airborne platforms are seeking a Principal Supportability Engineer.
The role requires an experienced Supportability Engineer or Support Solutions Engineer to work in our Support Solutions Integrated Product Team involved in the in-service support activities for our current and next generation of Ultra High Performance Radar Systems.
The role is both internally and externally facing and requires a focus on driving best practice while maintaining a degree of diplomacy. Externally the tasks are with the partners (Euroradar Consortium) and internally primarily with the Operations & Supply Chain, Engineering, QA, Commercial and the project management teams.
Responsibilities - Principal Supportability Engineer
Driving Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) data collection and analysis for the Support contracts with the aim to drive out cost of support, through analysis/modelling.
Assessing and determining the root cause from to NFF analysis
Perform repairs analysis (performance and effectiveness)
Assess and present Mean Times Between Arisings/Failure information at each level of maintenance on a periodic basis
Lead Asset Management System improvements and act as main interface to the Asset Management team
Collect support data and issue summary reports on emerging failure trends or concerns to provide the right information to the programme and engineering managers to make decisions.
Coordinate the tasks of rota Apprentices while on placements in the support team and use junior members of the team deliver day to day support
Identify, plan and implement process improvements across support business areas
Skill and Qualifications - Principal Supportability Engineer
In-Service Reliability Analysis techniques on electronic, Power, RF, mechanical and mixed technology systems,
Asset management and tracking experience.
Repair coordination and configuration process control.
Statistical Data analysis and hypothesis testing
Extensive experience in the use of MS tools, especially Excel/PowerPoint.
What is required in an effective Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) Processes in production and in-service phases of the product lifecycle.
How to present a compelling argument/business case to senior management and partners in order to remove cost drivers from the support solution