Electro Mechanical Technician

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £20.00 - £26.60 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

  • Expiry date:


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  • Client:


A vacancy has arisen for an Electro-Mechanical Technician working on our prime satellite platform that will land on Mars or explore the sun's realm.

Main role and responsibilities:

To perform electrical / mechanical integration activities:

  • Highly competent at wiring activities, manufacture and integration of flight harness and test harness (crimping, soldering, looming, routing and repairs)
  • Quality control inspections
  • Excellent engineering hand skills
  • Use of basic hand tools (torque tools, screwdrivers, spanners, measurement tools and etc.).
  • Test instrumentation integration (thermocouples, heater circuits and accelerometers)
  • Prepare, apply, handle and dispose of chemical and hazardous substances in accordance with COSHH requirements
  • Ensuring workspace is kept clean and tidy in accordance with 5S policy
  • Following tool control procedures
  • Active participation in Continuous Improvement activities
  • Ensuring correct completion of build paperwork for all activities you have performed
  • Interpreting technical documentation (schematical drawings, wiring diagrams, 2D and 3D General Assembly Drawings, technical notes and integration procedures)
  • 3D model navigation
  • Support movement and lifting operations using overhead crane and other MGSE (Mechanical Ground Support Equipment).


  • HNC or HND in an engineering production or maintenance field

Or / and

  • Apprenticeship in Aerospace/Space or other high-quality production or maintenance field



Assembly experience of the following in high quality manufacturing area:

  • ESA, aerospace or other high-quality wiring experience (flight and test harness manufacture, check out and installation)
  • Harness securing methods
  • Installation and removal coaxial cables / DC harnesses
  • Detailed assembly and integration (equipment and processes similar to, or to the standard required for aerospace industry).
  • High level of engineering hand skills
  • Strong, demonstrable experience of using hand tools
  • Tool control
  • Technical documentation
  • Handling and use of chemicals and hazardous substances
  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Inspection of critical electronic/electrical/electro-mechanical hardware
  • Previous experience of space/aerospace inspection and test activities


  • Consistent experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience of working in a cleanroom environment
  • Experience carrying out structural activities
  • MLI (Multi-Layered Insulation) blanket installation and tailoring experience
  • Knowledge on RF systems
  • Must be able to work at height and in a restricted space

This department currently works to shifts. Most frequently used shift pattern is:

Earlies- 06:00hrs to 14:00 hrs

Lates- 14:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs

Nights- 22.00 hrs to 06.00 hrs

**Shift work and weekend work may be required in line with project demand. Successful candidates may be required to travel to other UK and International sites at short notice**