Test Equipment Project Engineer

Cobham Contingent
11 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We require an Electro-Mechanical Test Equipment Project Engineer at Cobham Mission Systems in Wimborne to be responsible for the design of test equipment to support the development of aerospace mission specific equipment, such as Air to Air Refuelling (AAR) equipment and Auxiliary Mission Equipment (such as aircraft weapon carriage and, refuelling probes).

The test equipment many include simple mechanical / structural fixtures, hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems, power and instrumentation test cables, as well as more complex fuel, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, motor drive systems, braking systems, control systems and data acquisition systems.

The successful candidate will work as part of a newly formed team of engineers who will work with the development and test engineers to capture the test equipment requirements and propose design solutions to enable detailed designs and technical construction files to be created. The work will also include the whole life cycle management of the test support equipment, including procurement, test / verification, logistics support and subsequent maintenance and calibration.

Main Duties:

To work with development / qualification test engineers to capture test rig requirements and turn them into test rigs with a complete documentation pack.

To develop practical and innovative concepts, and turn them into detailed manufacturing part drawings and assembly drawings. Carry out basic mechanical and electrical analysis to confirm design margins and component selection.

Project Work:

Work on assigned tasks and projects to confirm requirements, produce specifications, agree internally, support cost models and work with colleagues and suppliers to deliver the correct solution in the required time frame.

Carry out initial CE Marking applicability assessments against EU Directives (such as Machinery, Low Voltage, EMC, ATEX, Pressure Equipment Directives)

To be able to develop concept solutions and present them to the project team to show compliance with the agreed requirements, along with a cost / project plan.

To support the generation of general assembly, detailed drawings and Bill of Materials ensuring that they are to an acceptable standard to enable manufacturing.

Be responsible for carrying out any test / compliance activities to prove that test equipment meets its requirements (including any formal compliance testing for CE marking, Risk Assessments, and production of operating manuals (including special calibration and maintenance procedures).

Be responsible for ensuring the amendment of existing test rigs is kept under control using a change management system applicable to test equipment.

Able to use basic drawing packages to aid concept designs to be visualised (including 3D modelling using CAD)

Be responsible for collating / producing the Technical Construction Files for all test rigs, which could include General Test Rig Description, Engineering Drawings (Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Risk Assessment, Applicable Directives, Test Reports (external / Internal), Manuals, (Operating, Maintenance, Installation), Declaration of Conformity, (Copy of Nameplate, Warning Signs), Bill of Materials / Parts List (including Certificates of Conformity)

Provide support to the Test Equipment and Facilities Engineering Manager on the development of an efficient test equipment development processes and procedures (including process improvement and continuous development).

Education and Experience:

Preferably BEng (or HNC/D depending on experience) in Electro Mechanical Engineering

Experience in both electrical and mechanical (including pneumatic and hydraulic systems) design

Previous experience in a Project / Design Engineer role (minimum of 2 years)

Broad knowledge and expertise in Engineering

Knowledge of modern design and development techniques and best practise

A creative approach for generating new ideas and design concepts

A sound knowledge of CAD Software

Excellent communication and problem solving skills

Excellent numerical skills

Sound knowledge of MS Office software packages (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)

Ability to produce work to a consistently high standard within tight deadlines

Ability to work effectively on your own, prioritise and manage a diverse a busy workload

Ability to produce ROM and detailed estimates for test equipment projects

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