Hardware Technician

Requisition ID:  32232
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Fareham (1200)
Location: 

Fareham, HAM, United Kingdom, PO15 5TT

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Job title:
Engineering Technician

 

Location:
Fareham

 

Strategic business unit:
Meggitt Avionics located in Fareham between Southampton and Portsmouth on the UK's south coast, designs and manufactures flight deck avionics, data acquisition systems, instrumentation and life support equipment.

Meggitt Avionics´ aviation history spans a century and for the last 15 years we have pioneered solid state technology. Meggitt Avionics designs and manufactures aircraft sensors, displays and systems across three product groups: flight deck avionics, data acquisition systems and life support.

 

Purpose:
To provide assembly and testing services during the development process. The Engineering Technician performs technical support to assist the Engineering function. Provides solutions to problems in situations that are atypical or infrequently occurring based on existing precedents or procedures.

   

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Responsibilities:
• Compile written procedures to test and fault find electronic assemblies/products

 

• Perform testing and prepare reports as required

 

• Prepare sample products for design and qualification testing, including fixtures and cables

 

• Construct and test prototype designs and special-to-type test rigs

 

• Compile and follow written procedures to test and fault find electronic assemblies/products

 

• Build and rework breadboards, printed circuit boards and wiring looms and assemble mechanical assemblies

 

• Assemble, modify and repair customer equipment within scope of own training and certification

 

• Organise the storage, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and component as necessary, maintaining records

 

• To liaise with and provide assistance to all departments, customers, suppliers, consultants and authorities as required

 

• To carry out other duties as may reasonably be required by the Head of Technology

 

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Key skills and competencies required:
Essential:

• Compile and follow written procedures to test and fault find electronic assemblies/products


• Prepare sample products for design and qualification testing; including fixtures and cables


• Construct and test prototype designs and special-to-type test rigs


• Sound knowledge of electronic test principles and practices gained from hands on experience


• Ability to build and rework breadboards, printed circuit boards and wiring looms and to assemble mechanical assemblies


• Interpret technical data (drawings, technical publications and circuit diagrams)


• Able to solder to required standards (IPC A-610 or equivalent)


• Able to organise the storage, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and components as necessary, maintaining records.


• Effective communication skills (written & verbal)


• Self-motivated, able to work to deadlines and focused on achieving goals


• Able to work effectively within a team and take responsibility for own work


• Structured approach to problem solving


• Extensive experience of Microsoft Office tools (Excel and Word)


• Comfortable working to engineers verbal instructions in a development environment


• Understands the principals of continuous improvement and applies them in the workplace


• OND/ONC or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or a closely related discipline

 

Desirable:

• Experience of Hardware design (e.g. RTCA/DO-254)


• Ability to analyse and interpret complex test data


• Experience of qualification (e.g. RTCA/DO-160)


• Experience of software design (e.g. RTCA/DO-178)


• Confident in liaising with sub-contractors


• Experience of working off-site and with minimal supervision


• Capable of suggesting different ways of working to achieve agreed results


• Experience in the avionics industry


• A valid IPC accreditation


• Proven knowledge and experience gained from working in a similar role

 

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