Electrical Ground Support (EGSE) Engineer

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  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £30 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Job / Person Specification:

Specifying of and overseeing procurement of electrical test racks used during spacecraft build and test. Providing day to day support of this electrical equipment. The job includes validation and routine maintenance as well as configuring, maintaining and administering the computers on the EGSE network.

RELATIONSHIPS: Project team (AIT electrical engineers, Quality, Design, management), CADM, Procurement team.


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 RF test racks
* Fault finding skills down to board and 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 a HNC in an Electrical Engineering related discipline or proven relevant experience in a similar role.


* Electronic / RF Engineering Electronic / RF Test Electronic / RF Test Systems
* Manufacturing and Production
* Space, Aerospace
* Telecommunications