IT Hardware Engineer

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  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Software and Systems

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  • Salary:

    Up to £41.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Kevin Burke

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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IT Hardware Engineer

Location: Warton
Duration: 12 Months
Rate: £41 per hour LTD


Our client is a computing systems organisation whose primary function is the provision and support of data acquisition / simulation / server-based systems. The role will focus primarily on the development of a number of server facilities and associated client and networked storage facilities for a new Mission Planning System being delivered to the RAF over the next 18 months.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability across the full hardware lifecycle and a sound knowledge of Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional. The candidate will require excellent two-way communication skills, as they will need to work with other engineers at a range of levels including both the MoD and RAF customer. The candidate will be required to design, document, assemble, install and release a number of server-centred multi-client systems and assist the team through product development in tight delivery timescales. The candidates must be willing to travel to customer sites in the UK, using road and / or air transport, spending periods of up to 2 weeks away.


To deliver hardware to the customer's programme, within allocated budgets, according to the standards in the Quality Management System, including the following:

  • Hardware Design, both mechanical and electrical
  • Computer Aided Design - using Microsoft Visio software to design modular computing server cabinets
  • Hardware build of modular computing server cabinets, using basic hand and power tools (screwdrivers, spanners, drills, etc.)
  • Configuration activities
  • Documentation and release of built products

Additional information: Please note, due to the sensitive nature of the project involved all applicants must be capable of gaining a UK MoD Security Clearance to SC level.