Job Description


2383505 Payload Technician

Mechanical Assembly Technician – Satellite payloads / AITPortsmouth – Hampshire6 month initial contract length – extensions likelyOur client is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. A vacancy has arisen for a Mechanical Assembly Technician working on our communication satellite payloads.We are looking for skilled Mechanical and Electrical Technicians with backgrounds in High precision manufacturing/engineering such as Space, Aerospace, motor sport and other high precision engineering backgrounds.Main role and responsibilities:* Equipment integration
* Waveguide integration
* Coax cable integration
* Structural component integration
* Use of basic hand tools (torque tools, screwdrivers, spanners, measurement tools and etc.).
* Basic engineering hand skills (filing, drilling, tapping, heli-coil installation)
* Prepare, apply, handle and dispose of chemical and hazardous substances in accordance with COSHH requirements
* Ensuring workspace is kept clean and tidy in accordance with 5S policy
* Following tool control procedures
* Active participation in continuous improvement activities
* Ensuring correct completion of build paperwork for all activities you have performed
* Interpreting technical documentation (schematical drawings, wiring diagrams, 2D and 3D General Assembly Drawings, technical notes and integration procedures)
* 3D model navigation
* Support movement and lifting operations using overhead crane and other MGSE (Mechanical Ground Support Equipment).Qualifications:* HNC or HND in an engineering production or maintenance fieldOr / and* Apprenticeship in Aerospace/Space or other high quality production or maintenance fieldExperienceEssential:* Detailed assembly and integration (equipment and processes similar to, or to the standard required for aerospace industry).
* Handling and use of chemicals and hazardous substances
* Harness securing methodsDesirable:* Previous experience of working in a cleanroom environment
* Machine shop trained
* Experience carrying out structural activities
* MLI (Multi-Layered Insulation) blanket installation and tailoring experience
* Previous experience of space/aerospace inspection activities
* Installation and removal coaxial cables / DC harnesses
* Inspection of critical mechanical hardware
* Must be able to work at height and in a restricted spaceIMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:Shift work and weekend work is required. Successful candidates may initially be on straight days or early and late shift (depending on Training room availability) whilst they are trained, this is expected to be for a period of 2 weeks for which they will be paid the basic hourly rate. They will then move to a shift pattern, which varies dependent upon payload, however, the information below is indicative of the more common shifts and their allowances.Successful candidate will attend two weeks on site training working a standard day shift 08:00 to 16:00.16 day pattern (4 on / 4 off pattern)4 days (06:00 to 18:00) on, 4 days off, 4 nights (18:00 to 06:00) on, 4 nights off. Hours worked between 06:00 and 22:00 attract shift up lift of 20% hours between 22:00 and 06:00 attract 33% uplift.Early / Late shift pattern (double days)The pattern consists of one week of Early Shifts Monday to Friday 06:00 to 14:00 and then one week of Late Shifts Monday to Friday 14:00 to 22:00. The shift pattern has a two-week revolution period. Hours worked between 06:00 and 22:00 attract shift up lift of 20% hours between 22:00 and 06:00 attract 33% uplift.You may be required to travel to other UK and International sites at short notice. Please identify on submission if this is not an option for you.The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency