Environmental Test Engineer

Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
Competitive hourly rate
Posted
25 Apr 2018
Closes
23 May 2018
Ref
1149656
Contact
Dale Williams
Clearance Level
SC
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Contract

Environmental Test Engineer required to work under the guidance of the Test Team Leader, will be responsible for:

  • Liaison with the Project team on test requirements and input to the planning of test campaigns
  • Working to a Test Instruction, configuring and conducting a wide range of environmental tests using vibration, shock and climatic test facilities
  • Applying technical knowledge in a range of Environmental test techniques in compliance with DEF STAN 00-35, Mil Std 810F and other relevant standards
  • Instrumentation and measurement of products undergoing environmental tests
  • Maintaining accurate, timely records of activities
  • Writing test and assessment reports in support of Environmental testing
  • Working closely with other test engineers, project engineers and customers
  • Definition and adaptation of vibration control strategies
  • Conducting investigations into product behaviour and adaptation of tests accordingly
  • Review and investigation of product issues relating to environmental inputs and recommending solutions

The successful candidate will have the below skills/experience:

  • Extensive experience of mechanical (vibration and shock) and climatic environmental testing, ideally within the Defence Sector.
  • Understanding of the requirements of UKAS Accreditation to BS/EN/ISO 17025
  • Operation of climatic chambers and equipment
  • Detailed knowledge of programming and using vibration test controllers / data acquisition systems (experience of LMS controllers / measurement systems would be an advantage).
  • Ability to understand and develop vibration control strategies, o good working knowledge of associated instrumentation and DEF STAN 00-35 / Mil-Std-810 testing standards.
  • Excellent verbal / written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of conducting complex vibration tests (e.g. narrow band random on random or MIMO) would also be a benefit

Candidates must be willing to undergo the security vetting procedure.

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