The following job is no longer available:
Assembly Integration Test Mechanical Lead Engineer
Ended Featured
Easy Apply

Assembly Integration Test Mechanical Lead Engineer

Posted 17 April by Morson Talent
Be one of the first ten applicants
Salary icon £35.53 - £47.00 per hour
Location icon Stevenage , Hertfordshire

*PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING: Please note that in order to be considered for this opportunity you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance*

Role Overview

Working within a state-of-the-art cleanroom environment for a world leader in the design and manufacture of satellite, spacecraft and their associated equipment the role primarily involves leading the Assembly Integration & Test (AIT) Mechanical team to the success of the mission. The role will promote and drive AIT standards ensuring engineering concepts are delivered to the shop floor in a controlled manner, your overall responsibility will be to ensure quality and process robustness through promotion of best practise within team and between disciplines


  • Responsible for the Mechanical Satellite element and lead the mechanical team on an ENS project through Phases A - E
  • Leading a team of AIT engineers on the specific project
  • Planning the mechanical team’s activities on a weekly basis (including operations team) and implementing this plan
  • Supporting the use of 3Dx Delmia on the specific project
  • Produce specs from test requirements, write test plans, DDV, plans, AIT plans, test procedures and test reports
  • Control of all project MGSE, flight & support equipment
  • Produce Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) requirement specs from test requirements, operating and maintaining MGSE
  • Producing test procedures and operating and maintaining optical alignment equipment
  • Designing test equipment, overseeing its manufacture, and commissioning
  • Mechanical handling or spacecraft, instruments, payloads, solar arrays, antennas etc
  • Prepare and carry out environmental tests (Vibration, Acoustic, Mass properties, Thermal) at unit, subsystem, instrument, and spacecraft level.
  • Install and validate test instrumentation
  • Support propulsion testing
  • Handling and installation of thermal hardware
  • Mechanical integration and testing of electronic units, subsystems and instruments, mechanisms, antennas, solar arrays, mechanical sub-systems, instruments, payloads and spacecraft and control the documentation associated with performing these tasks
  • Pyrotechnic handling, installation, and safety
  • Plan and control workload of the AIT team consisting of engineers and technicians

Skill Set


  • Spacecraft Mechanical testing on prime projects is ESSENTIAL
  • Appreciation of satellite integration processes and project phases
  • Use of SAP or other ERP System
  • Understanding of build documentation and the need for it
  • Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements
  • Managing a team during day-to-day activities ensuring work is completed on time and the correct standard
  • Controlling and delivery of projects to budget and schedule
  • Face-to-face dealings with customers and suppliers
  • Worked in volatile, high-pressure environments to resolve technical and personnel conflicts
  • Production of MGSE specs and operation of MGSE and flight hardware
  • Production of high-quality documentation (test specs, test plans, test procedures, AIT Plans, DDV plans)
  • Be able to travel overseas to work for short periods (typically 2-3months, could be 6-7 months on occasions)
  • Highly motivated and possess good problem-solving skills.


  • Producing test procedures and operating and maintaining optical alignment equipment
  • Any prior launch campaign experience would be hugely beneficial

Reference: 52490388

Please note does not communicate with candidates via Whatsapp, and we will never ask you to provide your bank, passport or driving licence details during the application process. To stay safe in your job search and flexible work, we recommend visiting JobsAware, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat labour market abuse. Visit the JobsAware website for information and free expert advice for safer work.

Report this job