This Defence Company, based in Bedfordshire, would ideally suit someone with a hands-on testing background possibly from an Environmental Test house who has some experience of defence or who has subsequently moved into defence.
- Responsible for researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy.
- Applies the research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines.
Skills & Knowledge:
- Knowledge of the development process from requirement definition, compliance verification, analysis and test and the multiple stages in the process from concept design proving through to Qualification.
- Ability to define mechanical and climatic environmental requirements from first principals or by extracting and expanding on the relevant information from Customer documentation.
- Ability to determine the appropriate method of providing compliance evidence against the environmental requirements (Design, Test, Assessment) as part of the evidence chain for the Certificate of Design and capturing the information in proving documentation or DOORS.
- Experience in vibration and shock analysis and assessment. This will include analysis of data from military land, sea or air systems. Able to produce instrumentation plans for data gathering.
- Knowledge and experience in defining trial programmes and the application of tests from Def Stan 00-35, BS EN 60068, STANAG 4370, Mil Std 810, etc.
- Have the ability to precisely define mechanical and climatic tests and produce the associated test documentation and be able to objectively review subcontractor trial programmes.
- Experience with specific, relevant military platforms such as ground vehicles, air weapons, medium and large missiles, unguided air weapons and hypersonic vehicles will be highly useful.
- Knowledge of MRS (Maximum Response Spectrum), SRS (Shock Response Spectrum) and FDS (Fatigue Damage Spectrum) analysis techniques would be beneficial as well as the use of tools such as nCode, LMS, etc.