Principal Test Engineer - Team Leader

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  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £60000 per annum + + excellent bens

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Principal Test Engineer - Team Leader

  • Test; Development; Electronics; Physics; Electro-optical; Thermal

  • Electronics; Manufacturing; Defence; Space; Astronomy

  • Salary dependant on experience + excellent benefits

  • Southampton (hybrid working available)

We are a world-leading manufacturer of Infrared detectors covering a broad range of wavelengths. These devices have widespread uses in industrial and civil applications as well as fulfilling many military requirements. We also work closely with the scientific community to develop technologies in the Astronomy and Space sector.

Purpose of the Job - Principal Test Engineer - Team Leader

  • Team leadership and being a technical authority and lead decision maker in your team

  • Delivering the core task of repair and maintenance to agreed timescales and budget minimising the financial impact on the business through reactive production support

  • Providing a focused approach to asset management

  • Developing a working partnership with your internal 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

  • Developing and deliver service level key performance indicators and reporting against them

  • You will have prior experience supporting production test equipment for high technology products with medium volume output. Prior experience of managing a team is desirable but not essential for the right individual.

Your skills and backgrond - Principal Test Engineer - Team Leader

  • 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 is required

  • You must be a team player, customer focused and able to develop strong, trusting relationships

  • Technical leadership and problem solving skills are required

  • Experience of debugging and fault finding of complex electronic systems is required

  • Evidence of good organisation, planning, and cost control in execution of work

  • Ability to manage priorities in a high pressure environment

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

  • Willing to be flexible, independent and self-sufficient with excellent communication skills

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