Test Equipment Engineer

  • Job Reference: 941659521-2
  • Date Posted: 10 March 2023
  • Recruiter: akkodis
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £20.00 to £30.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Test Equipment Engineer - Stevenage (On-site, fulltime)

Immediate Start

Contract - 6 Month Duration (likely to be extended)

Akkodis is growing, and we are looking for Test Equipment Engineers to join us to help deliver some spacecraft/satellite test rack developments, based in Stevenage (on-site).

The roles are available straight away and will start as 6 month contracts with a likelihood they will be extended again.

What you will be doing

  • Specifying EGSE (Electrical Ground Support Equipment)
  • Day to day support of the electrical test racks used during spacecraft build and test
  • Validation and routine maintenance as well as configuring, maintaining and administering the computers on the EGSE network.
  • Overseeing procurement where required

What you will need

  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of electronic and RF test racks
  • Fault finding skills down to board and component level
  • Network and computer administration in Windows and Linux environments
  • Good documentation skills (procedures, reports etc.)
  • Knowledge of interfaces such as Mil-1553, SpaceWire, CAN bus, RS232/422 etc.
  • ATE environments such as PCI, VXI, PXI etc.
  • Competent in the use of a variety of general purpose lab test equipment
  • Knowledge of test systems
  • Design, manufacture and commissioning of test systems
  • Willing to support shifts and travel overseas on test campaigns as required
  • Maintenance and fault finding of electronic/RF test racks
  • Computer system and networks administration
  • Programming and scripting languages
  • Environmental and launch test campaign
  • Preparing test specifications for test racks, reviewing data packs from suppliers and supporting reviews of test equipment design and non-conformances


  • Experience of electrical integration of equipment on a spacecraft.
  • Working knowledge of TMTC Databases.
  • Writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft systems tests including FDIR from the Central Checkout System (CCS).
  • Experience of environmental and launch test campaigns.
  • Familiar with the Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Programming and scripting languages, in particularly writing and debugging Linux/Unix bash scripts is an advantage. Knowledge of a programming language such as C, Java, python, TCL, VBA

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