Airbus Defence and Space Ltd.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Description of the job
A vacancy for a RF Test Technician has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth.
The AIT RF Test Technician is responsible for performing unit electrical integration, and RF performance testing on spacecraft payloads, using Automated Test Equipment and manual test equipment.
The successful applicant will join MAIT Portsmouth.
The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.
Tasks & accountabilities
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
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 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.
Maintain 5S principles and carry out daily audits to keep integration areas (tools, toolboxes, workstations, etc.) clean and organised.
Work hours could include shift patterns such as 4 days on, 4 days off 12h shifts, early shift 06.00 – 14.00, late shift 14.00 – 22.00 or night shift 22.00 – 06.00. Candidates may also be required to work weekends so need to be fully flexible.
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.
We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:
Practical / hands on Electrical and RF Engineering experience including utilisation of relevant instruments
Knowledge of automatic test systems and result processing.
Able to integrate easily and quickly into AIT teams and communicate confidently to internal customers
Able to work autonomously in a pro-active and responsible manner.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS:
RF test experience in high quality manufacturing/test environment related to communication equipment (antennas, mobile phones etc)
Previous use of spectrum analysers / PSA and/or network analysers (PNA / PNA-X)
Previous use of electrical test equipment such as oscilloscopes and multimeters.
Experience in working to test procedures
Availability to work on shift and weekend working as required.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS:
Telecommunication / Aerospace industry / military engineering previous experience
Availability to work abroad at short notice.
Clean room experience.