Principal Systems Technician

Recruiter
Leonardo
Location
Basildon, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Jun 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
1179735743
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Principal Systems Technician will operate in a manufacturing support role providing a technical 'bridge' between Operations (product manufacture) and Engineering (lower level technical support). In this role the candidate will provide first point of contact support for any product manufacturing issues and will liaise with the relevant Engineering Subject Matter Expert to resolve or escalate as necessary - noting that a key goal for the Principal Systems Technician is to minimise any unnecessary loading on other Engineering staff.

Key Responsibility Areas
  • Provide subject matter expertise into new product development for manufacture
  • The generation and refinement of product test schedules, review and refinement of Methods Folders, input to Design Target Unit Production Cost
  • Act as first point of referral for Operations in the event of shop floor product issues
  • Use appropriate judgement and engineering capability to proactively address shop floor issues e.g. ownership and resolution of problems or escalation for Engineering support as required
  • Core attendee at Material Review Boards and Failure Review Boards
  • Assist the PEL/PEM in estimating, tracking and managing ETC for Engineering Support to Production
  • Close liaison between Engineering and Operations staff in order to maximise effectiveness whilst fostering rapport in both directions

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
  • Highly knowledgeable of all aspects of manufacture of complex electro-optical instruments
  • Subject matter expert practitioner in electro-optical testing and associated equipment
  • Root cause analysis and fault finding ability
  • Clear and effective communicator, both verbally and written
  • Natural ability to work with other disciplines and external suppliers/customers
  • HNC Level of education or with equivalent level of experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft toolset (e.g. Word, Excel, Visio) and LabView
  • Some knowledge of Matlab and/or Simulink would be desirable

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