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Principal Test Development Engineer

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  • Location

    Fife, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Defence & Security

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  • Salary:

    £40 - £50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Summary of Role

The Principal Test Development Engineer will be responsible for the design, manufacture, verification and validation along with through life technical support of board level, sub-system and system level test equipment for military products. The ideal candidate will have in-depth hardware and applicable test related software design engineering experience and be capable of supplying engineering leadership and technical guidance within the test group to ensure robust and timely delivery of test equipment to support production manufacturing needs.

Main Duties

*To design, build and commission custom functional test equipment to support the production manufacturing facility *Contribute and lead technically within the engineering team developing test equipment to meet the specified test requirements within scope, cost, and schedule *Prepare and contribute to bids for power conversion products *Provide technical guidance and direction to test equipment design teams as necessary *To provide support to engineering management and customers in all aspects of test equipment design and manufacture *Prepare design evidence and present design review data to engineering management and customers *To use and develop tools and techniques to improve test equipment design processes *Develop product test specifications in conjunction with customers *Utilise Six Sigma process improvement principles *Execute development activities in accordance with the Client's Integrated Product Development processes

Experience in some or all of the following

*Degree or equivalent in a scientific, engineering or other relevant subject *Experience in the hardware design of test equipment such as:- - Actuator systems - GPS systems - Switched Mode PSUs from W to kW - High speed serial and parallel communication interfaces - RF test development - FPGA, DSP - Precision Analogue A/D & D/A convertors - Small signal analogue measurement techniques *Experience in software design of test equipment using languages / tools, such as:- - LabView - Test Stand - LabViewCVI - C# *Use of PLCS and PIC Micro-controllers *Experienced in Design Engineering and full product lifecycles*Problem analysis and resolution *Current holder of or eligibility to obtain MoD Secret (SC) level security clearance