AIT (Assembly, Integration & Test) Engineer

Open Cosmos

Direct Entry Job Permanent Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, UK

Uploaded 26 Feb 2022

Job Description

Working in the AOCS,  Mechanical & AIT Team

This team is the workshop for Open Cosmos satellite missions! The team provide engineering support during the design phase then actually build and test the satellite - it doesn’t get much cooler than this!


 

What will you be doing?

Building and testing our satellites is at the heart of an AIT Engineers job - awesome right?! You’ll also integrate them into the launcher ready for the journey ahead!

None of this happens without plenty of preparation so you will be planning and executing AIT campaigns from first engineering models until launch. 

Our satellites need to be able to survive in space with minimal input from the ground so functional and environmental testing are key to success!

You will also support aspects relating to quality and stock management, keeping clear and appropriate documentation. Throughout all stages you are engaging with colleagues from R&D and project management departments.

Person Specification

What you need to be successful

  • You’ll need to be an all-rounder, with hands on skills in mechanical and electrical assembly, as well as operating linux systems 
  • You’ll have strong knowledge of satellite systems and and common AIT processes
  • You’ll know the practical implications of working in a clean room and lab environment
  • You’ll be pro-active and curious in your approach to work, always looking for more effective ways of doing things