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Systems Engineer - Systems Test / Fault Finding - Aviation

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Sector: Electronics / HW Design
  • Date posted: 13/03/2018
  • Job reference: J382342A

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Systems Engineer - Systems Test Fault Finding - Aviation


6 Months

Hourly rate negotiable

This role encompasses all engineering disciplines with exposure to various electronic systems, products and technologies.

Working within the Sustainment Engineering team, the Test Systems Support Engineer provides through-life expertise and support for those test systems used in the manufacture of aviation products and components. They are responsible for the resolution of engineering, process, and test issues maximising production yield in order to satisfy the needs of our customers.


The Test Systems Engineer will be responsible for investigating and resolving engineering issues with Test Systems. Working in a production environment, the engineer will be capable of diagnosing test system electrical and electronic issues as well as driving design changes. The role requires handling of multiple tasks and the ability to respond to changing priorities whilst still delivering against task completion commitments.

Key Activities

  • Rapid response to production test equipment failures
  • Technical investigation of test equipment issues
  • Provide root cause analysis and corrective action resulting from FRACAS activities (Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System)
  • Update and release of supporting documentation
  • Scoping and progressing longer term solutions
  • Closing out new and ongoing Corrective Actions
  • Scoping work for outsource suppliers
  • Drive down the cost of production through the generation and execution of process improvement and material cost reduction initiatives
  • Ensuring compliance with mandatory regulations, standards and company processes


  • Qualification to degree level in an electronic/electrical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Technical knowledge of Test Systems hardware and software
  • Experience/knowledge of electrical and electronics hardware and software design and support activities
  • Experience of working in a similar role and environment, not limited to aerospace

Desired Characteristics

  • Labwindows CVI / Pascal / scripting language programming experience
  • C/C++ programming experience of developing software which interfaces with Test Equipment hardware
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Planning and task management skills
  • Good communication skills

Please submit your CV in the first instance.

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