Manufacturing/Production Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Defence, Design Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £360/day (INSIDE IR35)

  • Contact:

    James Walker

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  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    2 Years

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Manufacturing / Production Engineer - Harwell - £360/day - Contract til 2020
Key Words/Skills: Manufacturing, Production, RF Modules, Space, Clean Rooms, Degree, HND.
Job Type: Contract INSIDE SCOPE


The Company:
The STFC RAL Space Department Millimetre-wave Technology Group (MMTG) is a dynamic, multidisciplinary and world-leading technical team that undertakes a broad remit of project work associated with the development of millimetre and submillimetre-wave (terahertz frequency) devices and instrumentation used in ground-based, airborne and spaceborne remote sounding.
In a major expansion of its already broad portfolio of work, the MMTG is pursuing a very substantial technical development and supply activity in support of the MetOp Second Generation (MetOp-SG) series of Earth observation satellites. MetOp-SG will deliver complex multi-wavelength instrument payloads into low Earth orbit via a series of repeat satellite deployments to be initiated in 2021.
Each satellite will monitor the Earth’s climate and weather within a range of well-defined wavelengths and a sequenced launch approach will ensure operational continuity of European meteorological forecasting through to 2050. 

The Role:
Plan and track production activities including mechanical manufacturing, assembly of RF modules including waveguide and PCB modules, RF testing at module and receiver-level, qualification testing at external test houses (e.g. EMC & ESD), and Lot Acceptance Testing.
Inform the Project Manager of resource conflicts or over-allocations and identify impact and possible mitigation strategies, to include additional resource if required.
Plan required equipment maintenance to minimise schedule impact.
Schedule test activities with external test providers (EMC, ESD, mechanical).
Plan in-house production activities making optimal use of available resource using detailed MS Project plans.
Adapt production priorities in response to Project Management requirements.
Provide current production schedule milestone information to the Project Scheduler.

The Candidate:
Experience in use of Microsoft Project to plan and manage production activities and resources.
Good attention to detail.
Good organisational abilities.
Fluent English spoken and written.
Ability to communicate at all levels.
Comfortable in a customer-facing role.

Experience of working in a space / aerospace production environment.
Experience / knowledge of electronics / RF equipment production.
Experience of working in a clean room.

To discuss this Manufacturing / Production Engineer vacancy please contact:  James Walker DD- 0161 474 6856 MOB 07788668931

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