After taking on some new assembly technicians of recent, our client has now brought out a requirement for more due to a high increase in workload. These positions are for a leading Aerospace and defence manufacturers based in Portsmouth. They are currently looking for the Assembly Technicians to join their team to perform mechanical integration assembly, harness wiring and facilitate performance testing of satellite payloads.|
Scope of activities
- Perform payload equipment/ component receiving inspection, preparation (kits), assembly / installation for test and/or flight configuration. (Wave-guide and Units Assembly on various thermal fillers (encompassing skilled fitting operations)
- Document and complete work according to company procedures.
- Signoff/Complete Daily Integration log, work instruction and Connectivity Log, etc.
- Prepare, use, apply, handle and dispose of chemical and hazardous substances such as thermal filler, silver epoxy, Araldite, Electrodag and Solithane.
- Support MGSE handling and lifting operations. Using Overhead pendant cranes, and other lifting equipment.
- Prepare, clean, route, secure and mating / torque of flight and test coax cables.
- DC harness connectors (installation and removal)
- Know and perform harness-securing methods such as fibreglass taping, tie wraps, lacing chord, tie bases. torque methods: order and value
- Thread and fillet locking methods: (Using epoxy and silicone based resins)
- Calibrate and properly use - torque tools / crimp tools (mechanical and harness) and required hardware.
- Understand technical documents (Drawings, procedures, technical notes, etc).
- Keep Integration areas (tools, toolboxes, workstations, etc) clean and tidy in accordance with 5S policy.
- Support On Shift work (50-100% of the time) for all hours 7 days a week onsite and perform offsite operations as required. Work hours will include periods of normal day work and 2 or 3 shift systems including weekend working.
- Use the machine shop for minor fabrication, modification and repair.
- Populate and rework Cannon D type connectors to ESA and company standards in accordance with Technical notes for non-flight applications
- Process Control inspection of Assembly, Integration and Test activity for spacecraft payloads.
- Monitoring and reporting of AIT process control criteria, including inspection verification of production activities, documentation records and collection/evaluation of metrics
Qualifications and skills
- Responsible to the AIT Integration Manager.
- Working as a member of a project AIT team with electrical and mechanical specialists whose objective is to produce world leading satellite payloads.
Production experience in high quality manufacturing area; Space/aerospace experience Apprenticeship in Aerospace/Space production or Maintenance. Experience of the following. Please note we are not looking for candidates with purely harness experience.
- Clean Room work
- Detailed assembly and fitting work (type of equipment and processes similar to, and to the standard required, for aerospace industry).
- Thread and fillet locking methods: (Solithane and Scotchweld)
- Understand technical documents
- Handling chemical and hazardous substances
- Harness-securing methods
- Installation and removal coaxial cables / DC harnesses
- Inspection of critical electronic/electrical/electro-mechanical hardware.
ESA wiring, enthusiastic, team worker, selfstarter
Previous experience of space/aerospace inspection activities
Shift work and weekend work required. Successful candidates will initially be on straight days whilst they are trained, this is expected to be for a period of 1 to 2 weeks for which they will be paid the basic hourly rate. They will then move to a shift pattern, which varies dependent upon payload, however, the information below is indicative of the more common shifts and their allowances.
Probable shift Pattern for this placement initially
Successful candidate will attend two weeks on site training.
16 day pattern
4 days(06:00 to 18:00) on 4 days off, 4 nights (18:00 to 06:00) on 4 nights off. Hours worked between 06:00 and 22:00 attract shift up lift of 20% hours between 22:00 and 06:00 attract 33% uplift.
£16.29 per hour LTD for intial day shifts.
£19.55 per hour LTD for hours between 6am and 10pm. (on shift)
£21.66 per hour LTD for hours between 10pm and 6am (on shift)
May be required to travel to other UK and International sites at 48 hours notice.
Ideal for Avionics technicians, especially with previous experience with cockpit displays.