Principal Supportability Engineer

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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Salary:

    £42000 - £49000 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    over 1 year ago

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Principal Supportability Engineer

Location: Edinburgh

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