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Principal Test Systems Engineer

Principal Test Systems Engineer

Job TypePermanent
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Leonardo MW in Southampton is a world-leading manufacturer of Infrared detectors covering a broad range of wavelengths.  These devices have widespread uses in industrial and civil applications as well as fulfilling many military requirements.  Leonardo also work closely with the scientific community to develop technologies in the Astronomy and Space sector.

Main Purpose of the Job The design, development and through-life support of electro-optical test equipment and test processes for the company’s range of Infrared detectors, from initial product development through to volume production. As part of the test engineering team the engineer will be involved in the specification, design, procurement, manufacture, verification and evaluation of test equipment with supporting documentation, delivered to agreed budget and timescales.

Typical test equipment will include optical, thermal and electronic components as well as test software. Although not expected to be an expert in all these areas the role will require hands on activity, therefore a wide knowledge and proven experience is desired. The engineer will also be responsible for supporting test system related issues in production.

Interpretation of product test requirements in order to: Define a test strategy and plan Define a test system Generate work packages and estimate the cost to deliver said plan across multiple functions Generation, co-ordination and execution of work packages, from bid through to project completion, to cost, quality and time, with appropriate level of procedural governance Build, commissioning and verification of new test solutions Development testing of product with an understanding of environmental stress screening and production lifespan Preparation of technical documentation including user instructions Support to test system related issues in production and investigation of route cause of detector faults returned from the field. 

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