Aerospace and Aviation
£30 per hour
Job Type:

AIT Spacecraft Purge Engineer

AIT Spacecraft Purge Engineer


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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