Aerospace and Aviation
£35 per hour
Job Type:

EGSE Engineer

EGSE Engineer         


Twelve Months          

£35.00 per hour          


Main Activities:

Create the EGSE test specification with input from the electrical AIT engineer and subsystem architect

Provide technical support during the EGSE procurement including reviewing data packs and attending Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT)

Write and execute the commissioning and validation procedures for the EGSE

Provide basic user training on the EGSE

Provide first line support for all the spacecraft EGSE during all test phases (including environmental and launch campaigns), liaising with suppliers and supporting the NCR process as required

Configuring and maintaining the EGSE LAN

Supporting the Central Checkout System software, including installing patches, TMTC database files and providing first line support

System administration of EGSE computers running Linux or Windows OS

Design of test cables and test-aids and overseeing build and validation

Preparing EGSE maintenance plan and data back-up strategies

Design, implement and test small modifications on delivered EGSE

Support the maintenance and calibration arrangements for the departments General Purpose Lab Equipment (GPLE)

Support process improvements and new initiatives relating to EGSE




Good theoretical and practical knowledge of electronic and/or RF test racks

Fault finding skills down to board (and possibly component) level

Network and computer administration in Windows and Linux environments

Good documentation skills (procedures, reports etc.)

Knowledge of interfaces such as Mil-1553, SpaceWire, CAN bus, RS232/422 etc.

ATE environments such as PCI, VXI, PXI

Competent in the use of a variety of general purpose lab test equipment

Knowledge of RF test systems

Design, manufacture and commissioning of test systems

Willing to support shifts and travel overseas on test campaigns as required



Maintenance and fault finding of electronic/RF test racks

Computer system and networks administration

Programming and scripting languages

Environmental and launch test campaigns

Preparing test specifications for test racks, reviewing data packs from suppliers and supporting reviews of test equipment design and non-conformances



Minimum of an HNC in an Electrical Engineering related discipline or relevant experience in a similar role >5 years



Electronic/RF Engineering; Electronic/RF Test; Electronic/RF Test Systems

Manufacturing and Production

Space, Aerospace




Occasional ad hoc shifts will be worked to support out of hours testing

There will be occasional travel to other UK and European sites during test campaigns


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

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