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Test Lab Technician – Defence – Guildford – 6 months

Test Lab Technician – Defence – Guildford – 6 months

Job TypeContract
Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk

Client – Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)
Rate – Competitive Hourly Rate (Umbrella)
IR35 Status – INSIDE IR35
Hours per Week – 37 hours per week

Contract Length – 6 months
Location – Full time on site in Guildford  

Job Description:

We are currently looking for a contractor to assist in maintaining our clients SSTL’s Test Lab in accordance with SSTL procedures.

Previous Experience Required:

Primary role will be supporting the Lab Manager in the general day-to-running of the Kepler Building Test Lab – Typical duties include:

  • Assist in maintaining lab area safety and tidiness 
  • Maintain Electro-Static Discharge protection facilities 
  • Maintain Inventory of lab equipment 
  • Facilitate calibration and servicing processes for equipment used in test lab and flight assembly departments 
  • Facilitate repairs and where appropriate seek repair quotes for test equipment 
  • Assist in lab coat and consumable replenishing 
  • Assemble and align in-house cable assemblies and test jigs/boxes 
  • Assist with test lab and flight assembly workload handover to ensure smooth running of cross department flight hardware
  • Must be prepared to help Flight Assembly when required 
  • Other activities as delegated  

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience within an engineering environment
  • Practical, hands-on ability
  • Good general computing skills (word processing and basic spreadsheets) Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • ESA or IPC certificate or a good knowledge in soldering and wiring practices
  • Clear communication skills
  • A knowledge of safety and COSHH processes and procedures
  • Commitment to take own initiative
  • Problem solver
  • Desire to support others
  • Good team working skills
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Ability to perform some heavy lifting
  • Able to use common sense when under pressure
  • Ability to deliver solutions under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver both immediate and longer term tasks
  • Able to demonstrate company mindsets and behaviours; Be accountable, Drive & delivery, Communicate effectively, Self-manage effectively, Work as one team

Manufacturing & Quality