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Hardware Engineer

Hardware Engineer

  • Location:

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    Up to £41.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    David Taylor

  • Contact email:

    David.Taylor@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    181737DTR_1605170544

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-01-07

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    Morson International

Vacancies exist within Air Service Test Solutions Team for a Senior Hardware Engineers to support the design and delivery of fixed installation IT Server Rack Cabinets and Deployable Server Rack Systems for the Mission Data Planning System, Sceptre. The ideal candidate will have experience of designing, building and testing IT Server Rack Cabinets whilst ensuring that they are electrically safe to current legislation. It would also be advantageous if the candidate has experience in supporting the UK and/or KSA customer and is familiar with how these customers operate and their security standards.

Job Description: Assist in the development of a Fixed and Mobile IT Server Rack Cabinets:
* Production of hardware design drawings for the internal cabinet installations - both mechanical and electrical.
* Computer Aided Design - using Microsoft Visio or Autodesk Inventor, to design modular computing server cabinets.
* Hardware build of modular computing server cabinets, using basic hand and power tools (screwdrivers, spanners, drills, etc.) and internal network/power wiring
* Assessment of safety and environmental risks
* Basic IT computer configuration
* Production of safety test procedures to satisfy the electrical test requirements for compliance to the Low Voltage Directive (and CE Marking or equivalent).
* Complete all hardware configuration activities including documentation and release.

Academic/Technical Knowledge:
* Essential - Competent in the use of Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional or similar CAD package
* Essential - Competent in IT cabinet design including electrical
* Essential - Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
* Desirable - Degree educated in a science/engineering discipline or HND/HNC with sound experience of the Engineering Lifecycle
* Desirable - Knowledge of and conformance to the MoD JSP480 regulations would be an advantage
The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

Interpretation of higher-level system requirements to aid with the production of the initial hardware cabinet design and specification.
* Production of hardware design drawings for the internal cabinet installations - both mechanical and electrical.
* Computer Aided Design - using Microsoft Visio or Autodesk Inventor, to design modular computing server cabinets.
* Hardware build of modular computing server cabinets, using basic hand and power tools (screwdrivers, spanners, drills, etc.)
* Installation of network cabling within the cabinets and power distribution hardware
* Assessment of safety and environmental risks
* Basic IT computer configuration
* Production of safety test procedures to satisfy the electrical test requirements for compliance to the Low Voltage Directive (and CE Marking or equivalent).
* Production of basic functional test procedures to confirm that selected IT hardware is operational
* Adherence to relevant Air and departmental design standards and processes.
* Supporting internal and customer design reviews including formal Engineering Lifecycle Design Reviews.
* Supporting hardware commissioning at customer premises.
* Complete all hardware configuration activities including documentation and release.
* Completion of all acitivites to the agreed budget and delivery schedule.
The Individual
Based in Warton, some UK travel may be required

Essential -
1. Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional.
2. Hardware and electrical design.
3. Good Technical report writing (MS Office tools) .
Desirable -
4. Knowledge of and conformance to the MoD JSP480 regulations would be an advantage
5. Previous experience of computing product configuration would be an advantage

The candidate must have excellent Microsoft Office Word and Visio (or similar) and have good Excel and PowerPoint skills




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