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Test Solutions Hardware Engineer

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • Up to £40.00 per hour


Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Warton as a Test Solutions Hardware Engineer.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work within a major defence company and support production and delivery of IT hardware racks/cabinets to the RAF and and other export Defence industry customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpretation of higher-level ‘system’ requirements to aid with the production of the cabinets.
  • Hardware build of modular computing server cabinets, using basic hand and power tools (screwdrivers, spanners, drills, etc.)
  • Installation of network cabling within the cabinets and power distribution hardware
  • Assessment of safety and environmental risks
  • Production of safety test procedures to satisfy the electrical test requirements for compliance to the Low Voltage Directive (and CE Marking or equivalent).
  • Production of basic functional test procedures to confirm that selected IT hardware is operational
  • Adherence to relevant Air and departmental design standards and processes.
  • Supporting internal design reviews including formal Engineering Lifecycle Design Reviews.
  • Supporting hardware commissioning at customer premises.
  • Complete all hardware configuration activities including documentation and release.
  • Completion of all activities to the agreed budget and delivery schedule.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional.
  • Follow Hardware and electrical design.
  • Good Technical report writing (MS Office tools).
  • Essential – Competent in the build of IT computing cabinets
  • Essential – Competent in the use of Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional or similar CAD package
  • Essential – Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Desirable – Degree educated in a science/engineering discipline or HND/HNC
  • Desirable – Knowledge of and conformance to the MoD JSP480 regulations would be an advantage
  • Desirable – Competent in IT cabinet design including electrical

Knowledge of and conformance to the MoD JSP480 regulations would be an advantage but not essential

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Warton

Rate: £40.00 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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