Principal Test Equipment Engineer
Salary: £42,000 - £49,000
A global leader in the development of cutting-edge sensor products deployed across a wide range of airborne platforms within the aerospace and defence sector are seeking a Principal Test Equipment Engineer.
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 our manufacturing production halls, engineering labs and at external customer sites.
You will be a good communicator both directly within your team and with all major stakeholders. A close working relationship will be developed with external partners and suppliers resulting in effective asset management. The ability to prioritise and balance workload within the team is required.
An awareness of the activities which drive cost will be an important element of the role. This will involve optimising the periodicity of calibration and maintenance operations, identification and elimination of pattern faults to drive down repair costs and reviewing working procedures for quality and consistency.
Key responsibilities - Principal Test Equipment Engineer
Be 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 your 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 our 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.
Skills and Qualifications - Principal Test Equipment Engineer
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 will 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.
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.