Principal Test Engineer

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    Southampton, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £50000 per annum

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    Hannah Pepper

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    almost 3 years ago

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Principal Test Engineer

A world leading aerospace and defence organisation are looking to recruit a Principal Test Engineer to be responsible for the design, development and through-life support of electro-optical test equipment and test processes.

As a Principal Test Engineer your responsibilities will include:

+ Define a test strategy and plan

+ Define a test system

+ Generate work packages and estimate the cost to deliver said plan across multiple functions

+ Generation, co-ordination and execution of work packages, from bid through to project completion, to cost, quality and time, with appropriate level of procedural governance

+ Build, commissioning and verification of new test solutions

+ Development testing of product with an understanding of environmental stress screening and production lifespan

+ Preparation of technical documentation including user instructions

Skills and knowledge required:

+ Degree in Electronics Engineering/Physics (or equivalent)

+ Experience of one or more of the following areas: Electrical test, Semiconductor physics, Electro-optics, Cryogenics and Vacuum technology, Environmental testing.

+ Ability to assimilate and apply technical information to design tasks and to problem solving

+ Practical 'hands on' laboratory test, diagnostic and measurement experience, including electro-optical instrumentation

+ Demonstrate evidence of good organisation, planning and execution of work

+ Ability to work closely in a team with other engineering and science disciplines