Design Assurance Engineer - Intern

Abaco Systems

Internship Fixed Term Towcester, UK

Uploaded 24 Apr 2020

Job Description

Role Description

Design Assurance Engineers are primarily responsible for qualification of products to provide a high level of confidence that designs are compliant, reliable and successful in deployment. Required testing typically involves EMC and harsh environmental conditions including; vibration, temperature, altitude, humidity etc. You will work with Product Managers, Hardware Engineers and Production Technicians in order to provide an exceptional product for our military and aerospace customers. You will be using our in-house facilities to perform vibration and temperature testing as well as authoring the procedures that specify how the tests are performed. The in-house equipment doesn’t cover every discipline so you will occasionally travel as part of a team to attend external test facilities around the country. The design assurance department is evolving through continuous improvement activities such as LEAN, Six Sigma and 5s so you will be vital in assisting with this effort by hopefully providing fresh ideas.


Key Responsibilities

  • Performing in-house qualification testing in vibration, shock & temperature
  • Supporting off-site qualification testing in a variety of disciplines
  • Producing test documentation such as procedures, reports, analyses etc.
  • Providing support to sales and sustainment for queries across the product lifecycle
  • Help to instil a culture of excellence at Abaco
  • Participate in design and functional specification reviews and provide feedback
  • Gain knowledge of project tools and processes
  • Demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm for the technology involved

Person Specification


  • Studying Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or similar
  • Desire to develop engineering skills in test, compliance and qualification
  • Interest in applying mechanical and thermal expertise to military and aerospace products
  • Good problem-solving and creative, solution-building skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to contribute effectively to team-working and group discussions
  • Ability to work to timescales, achieve personal deadlines and contribute to team deadlines
  • Methodical approach, including standardization and checking of own work