EMC Engineer

Gregory Martin International Limited
Wimborne, UK
14 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
EMC Engineer / Electromagnetic Compatibility and Lightning Engineer - Aerospace sector

Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, they are recruiting a Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Lightning Engineer to join their Test and Environmental Engineering group who are responsible for functional and environmental development and qualification activities to support integrated project teams (IPTs). This may involve tasks across either of the main business areas of Air to Air Refuelling and Weapons Carriage and Release.

The EMC and Lightning Engineer will support both platform and equipment level engineering teams, by contributing to requirements, influencing design to incorporate good EMC/Lightning practice, also planning verification methods, as well as planning, executing, interpreting and reporting on test and analysis activities to show compliance to relevant EMC requirements and standards. The successful candidate will be expected to follow current departmental process and will be encouraged to participate in the further development of these processes.

This role is ideally suited to someone with experience working within the EMC and Lightning field in the Aerospace industry, who is willing to drive EMC design and qualification activities across multiple projects for the organisation. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will progress to become an EMC Technical Specialist for the business.

As an EMC Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
  • Relevant degree or a recognised engineering apprenticeship and HNC/HND.
  • Ideally looking for a candidate with aerospace experience but will consider candidates in other areas of safety critical engineering
  • Experience of development engineering activities.
  • Experience in defining and executing EMC qualification plans and producing technical documentation to support qualification.
  • Experience defining and commissioning test setups and performing environmental and functional testing at component and system levels.
  • Knowledge of EMC standards (e.g. RTCA DO160, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, Def Stan 59-411, SAR ARP 5412/5414/5416, plus ideally the proprietary EMC standards of aerospace primes etc.).

As an EMC Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:
  • Assessment of customer EMC/Lightning requirements and subsequent development of internal/supplier system and equipment requirements.
  • Contribution to design, to ensure that EMC and lightning are considered appropriately (e.g. enclosure design, wiring, layout, protection devices, bonding/grounding schemes etc.).
  • Composition of test plans and procedures to gather development data or qualification evidence.
  • Carrying out EMC and lightning tests.
  • Reporting test results and analyse implications to compliance and safety.
  • Assessing the potential EMC impact of design changes.
  • Peer review of technical documentation.
  • Customer and supplier facing responsibilities to discuss and agree qualification plans and activities.
  • Review of equipment qualification data from suppliers.

Keywords - EMC, Lightning Engineer, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Environmental Testing, EMC Standards, RTCA DO160, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, Def Stan 59-411, SAR ARP 5412,5414, 5416, Aerospace, Safety Critical, Verification, Compliance

EMC Engineer / Electromagnetic Compatibility and Lightning Engineer - Aerospace sector

Salary - Competitive

Location - Wimborne, Dorset

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