Reference:
12621
Location:
Stevenage
Industry:
Aerospace and Aviation
Salary:
£30 per hour
Job Type:
Contract

AIT Spacecraft Purge Engineer

AIT Spacecraft Purge Engineer

Stevenage

6 months

£30 per hour

 

This role is for an experienced Engineer to manage the gas purge process that protects the scientific equipment that will be part of the satellite payload.

The post holder will work from the operating parameters set for each equipment package and devise/set up the purge kit – initially in a clean room on site - and then a revised set up for transport of the package to the launch site. The post holder will monitor the purge process in transit and at the launch site up until launch.

This role is ideal for those with space sector experience but the key skills may also be found in the technical, scientific, medical or other sectors.

 

Job Profile

Operating and managing the nitrogen purge process for scientific equipment

Taking responsibility for managing the spacecraft purge supply through spacecraft test and launch site operation up to launch.

Carrying out MCP bottle changes and set up of flow systems

Carrying out system flow checks in line with design specifications

Contact with nitrogen

Contact with flow meters and Swagelock equipment

Contact with flight hardware

Working to MIL spec (defined military standards)

Reporting to AIT Lead Engineer

 

 

Skills/Experience Required

3+ years working with purge systems in a space/technical/scientific/medical environment

Swagelock systems experience is a clear advantage

 

Education & Training

 

Engineering NVQ/A levels/Degree

Safe use of Gas

 

Shift work will be part of the role

Travel to Europe is required for long periods during launch phase of a project

 

For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd.


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