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Assembly Integration and Test Control Instrumentation Lead IRC244208 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire Salary 37,415 41,572 dependent upon qualifications and experience Full time and part time hours considered About Us The Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC is one of Europes largest research organisations. Were trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. STFCs RAL space department operates at the forefront of UK space research, with significant involvement in over 200 space missions to date. We carry out an exciting range of worldclass space research and technology development, including designing, building and testing groundbased instruments for agencies including ESA, NASA and ESO. About The Role We now have a new opportunity for a talented Control and Instrumentation lead within our AIT Group, with responsibility for designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems and processes in our test facilities. The AIT Group operates leading instrument integration and calibration facilities, including thermal vacuum chambers, vacuum bake out chambers, a vibration test facility and inspection and metrology equipment. The group is responsible for the development and operation of a range of test facilities for the assembly and qualification of space hardware for both RAL Space and the wider user community. RAL space has recently attracted multimillion pound investment to develop a national satellite test facility NSTF which will allow a step change in the capability available in the UK. This will expand our remit from providing AIT facilities for our own instrument programs to include larger scale projects up to complete spacecraft level. The new facilities will include large scale vibration, acoustic, EMC and mechanical properties facilities along with an 8m diameter thermal vacuum chamber. The new facilities will allow AIT campaigns for the complete size range of spacecraft to be completed within the UK for the first time. Further Responsibilities will include researching, designing and developing new systems and devices, used to control and monitor RAL Space operational facilities, involving aspects of both software and hardware engineering ensuring all measurement chains are calibrated to the necessary standards, including the design, procurement and use of suitable equipment and tools ensuring all inhouse or complex systems conforms to the relevant European Norms and directives overseeing the design, development, test and configuration of all facility control and acquisition system hardware overseeing the design, development and test of data storage, formatting and reporting systems line management of staff management of product rollouts, training and maintenance activities understanding and ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and quality standards writing computer software and test procedures. About You You will be educated to degree level in electronic engineering or similar, with accreditation to a professional institute e.g. IET or InstMC desirable. You will have significant DAQ experience from within the aerospace industry or an equivalent field, along with experience of developing solutions for data gathering and analysis, including database design and development. You will also demonstrate experience of delivery of control and acquisition systems from concepts, through design, development, test and implementation, as well as staff and project management experience. You will display the ability to translate project requirements into the design and then develop into HWSW, while knowledge of CE marking measurement uncertainty budgets and relevant European Directives are all desirable. You will demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills, as well as the ability to solve problems creatively. Benefits An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, gym and sports facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFCs careers pages. To Apply Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised. Applications are received by UK SBS to apply please visit our job board at httpwww.topcareer.jobsVacancyirc2442087931.aspx. The closing date for applications is 13th March 2018.

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