Environmental Technician

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

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Role Overview

An Environmental Test and Assessment Technician working under the guidance of the Test Team Leader, will be responsible for:

  • Liaison with the EE&F Project team on test requirements and input to the planning of test campaigns
  • Working to a Test Instruction, configuring and conducting a wide range of environmental tests using vibration, shock and climatic test facilities
  • Applying technical knowledge in a range of Environmental test techniques in compliance with DEF STAN 00-35, Mil Std 810F and other relevant standards
  • Instrumentation and measurement of products undergoing environmental tests
  • Maintaining accurate, timely records of activities
  • Writing test and assessment reports in support of Environmental testing
  • Working closely with other test engineers, project engineers and customers
  • Definition and adaptation of vibration control strategies
  • Conducting investigations into product behaviour and adaptation of tests accordingly
  • Review and investigation of product issues relating to environmental inputs and recommending solutions

Experience/skills required:

  • Ideally HNC/HND qualified or equivalent
  • Extensive experience of mechanical (vibration and shock) and climatic environmental testing, ideally within the Defence Sector, including:
    • understanding of the requirements of UKAS Accreditation to BS/EN/ISO 17025 o operation of climatic chambers and equipment,
    • detailed knowledge of programming and using vibration test controllers / data acquisition systems (experience of LMS controllers / measurement systems would be an advantage)
    • ability to understand and develop vibration control strategies
    • good working knowledge of associated instrumentation and DEF STAN 00-35 / Mil-Std-810 testing standards
  • Excellent verbal / written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to work autonomously or in small teams in a high-pressure environment
  • Proven practical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of conducting complex vibration tests (e.g. narrow band random on random or MIMO) would also be a benefit