Test Operation Support Engineer

***6-month Contract***

The Test Ops Support engineer is responsible for Supervision of test execution activities within the payload AIT facility. Responsible for first line support across all test phases and all projects, providing test engineering and process support to shop floor operations. The Test Ops support engineer will drive continuous improvements and the reduction on non-quality in the area of electrical and RF test operations.


  • Ensuring that test safety measures and procedures are being adhered to during payload testing, examples of which would be DC safety / High power RF safety
  • Involved in the definition / review of the standard bay layout.
  • Ensure high standards of housekeeping are maintained across test activities and test equipment
  • Contribute to process confirmation within the operations team regarding the use / storage / maintenance of test assets
  • Responsible for raising test related safety issues within the SQCDP and FISH tools


  • Enforce all cleanroom rules with anybody working in the cleanroom - i.e. Critical Move entry, mobile phones, food, etc.
  • Monitor teams discipline when working on assigned tasks. Raise any issue of discipline firstly with the operations team leader.
  • The Test Operations support engineer is an extension of the Test Engineering team and is required to ensure that test process are being followed by the operations team, any deviation or behavioural issues are to be escalated through the operations team

Experience Required


  • Electrical and/ or RF Engineering skills
  • Experience in Electrical Test environment
  • Aerospace, Communications, Automated Test Equipment development
  • Strong Electrical/RF test measurement experience
  • Utilisation of automated test systems; including ATE Test Hardware & Software development
  • COTS digital test equipment experience
  • Communication - Clear and confident communication with team
  • Confidence - Comfortable to deal with challenging situations and challenging of discipline
  • Flexibility to adapt to different working patterns, including ability to work off-site (UK and abroad). Work hours will include various shift patterns as per project needs, including but not limited to: normal days, 2 or 3 shift systems, 4on / 4off and weekend working. All shifts offer shift uplift.


  • Problem solving aptitudes
  • Presentation skills - Clear and concise presentation of the project status to peers, managers, and internal customers
  • Organised - Good time management to ensure the team is always working and tasks are ready for the next operator
  • Delivering feedback - positive and constructive to local team
  • Mentoring / Coaching - Development of team members
  • Understand technical documents, drawings, procedures, etc.
  • Experience of procedure / process control
  • Work place health and safety awareness
  • Cleanroom experience
  • Management and/ or Team leading experience, with leadership abilities
  • Conflict management - dealing with local team issues
  • Electrical Test System Design / validation / experience
  • Previous experience of telecoms payload test