RF Test Technician

Job Ref: 57559
Sector: Government and Defence
Job Type: Contract
Date Added: 02 August 2018
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
  • Competitive
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  • Lee Brown
  • 02392 705 487

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Our client is a world leader in the design and manufacture of satellite systems. Their activities cover complete civil and military telecommunications and Earth observation systems, science and navigation programmes, together with avionics and a wide range of space equipment and associated ground infrastructure.

They are recruiting for an RF Test Technician to work on high-value Earth Navigation Space Mission projects. This is a Contract position for 6 months and will be based in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Job Profile

The AIT RF Test Technician is responsible for performing unit electrical integration, and RF performance testing on satellite payloads and instruments, using Automated Test Equipment (ATE) and manual test equipment.

Reporting to

Manager of Payload AIT Electrical Test

Key Responsibilities

This individual is responsible for performing electrical test activities throughout all test phases of the project life-cycle.

Perform electrical integration on payloads using both automated test equipment and manual measurements, using COTS equipment such as oscilloscopes and multi-meters.

Perform manual RF measurements of payload equipment and sub systems using equipment such as Power Meters, Spectrum Analysers, Network analysers and signal Generators.

Run automated test sequences using a Payload Test System (PTS) in accordance with issued test procedures.

Check performance of payload equipment against parameters detailed in test procedures and review results for non-conformances.

Perform connection of test hardware (DC, Coaxial & Waveguide) to flight interfaces following company processes.

Complete build records to comply with company quality standards.

Must be prepared to travel to other UK and European sites. Shift work has the potential to include nights and weekends.

Shift Work

Portsmouth working will initially be normal days (Monday to Friday) for a period of familiarisation, however, there is an expectation that the programme will require shift work which is typically 4 days on, 4 days off, 4 nights on and 4 nights off. Day shifts will run from 06:00 to 18:00 or 07:00 to 19:00 and nights shifts will run from 18:00 to 06:00 or 19:00 to 07:00. A shift uplift of 20% will be paid for shift hours between 06:00 and 22:00 and 33% for shift hours between 22:00 and 06:00.

Qualifications and/or Skills

Essential: Automated test experience/RF measurement techniques in high reliability manufacturing / test area related to communication equipment.

Previous Experience

Essential: Electrical and RF communication engineering and measurement techniques, working to test procedures.

Practical / hands on relevant COTS Electrical and RF measurement instruments (oscilloscopes, multi-meters, Power Meters, Spectrum Analysers, Network analysers, PNA / PNA-X and signal Generators).

Desirable: Knowledge of current software applied to measurement systems is desirable, knowledge of automatic test systems and result processing.

If you have the skills and experience to be considered for this role, please apply on-line.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.

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