ATE Engineer en Christchurch a Curtiss-Wright

Fecha de publicación: 2/10/2021

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Curtiss-Wright is looking for an ATE Engineer to join our Avionics Team at our state-of-the-art facility by Bournemouth Airport. Here in Bournemouth, we design and manufacture cockpit voice and data flight recorders as well as air data computers.

The Opportunity

As an ATE Engineer you will be working on a variety of projects across a mix of legacy and new production integration (NPI) related to Air Data Computer & Flight Recorder technology. The successful candidate will have previous Avionics Industry experience in a similar role, be able to work independently and have proven experience supporting all stages of the role including production support.

Your Challenge

  • Requirements capture for automated and manual test equipment for use with the development, formal verification, qualification and production testing of new products.
  • Architecture design for automated and manual test equipment based on the selection of COTS and bespoke modules.
  • Develop hardware (simple PCBs and mechanical structures) and software (Labview and TestStand) to implement the test equipment requirements.
  • Design and develop GUIs to support product development.
  • Writing software for 'Guided Diagnostics' (to assist in the repair of a UUT which has been found faulty by the ATE).
  • Integrate hardware and software to provide an automated test solution.
  • Plan and develop test specifications and test procedures for formal verification of the test equipment functionality.
  • Plan and develop test specifications and test procedures / scripts for formal verification of new products.
  • Support Environmental trials, EMC trials and initial prototype build activities.
  • Develop production acceptance test procedures.
  • Develop calibration / self-test procedures for all applicable test equipment.
  • Design test fixtures and equipment such as break out boxes and wiring looms.
  • Maintain current knowledge within their area of technical specialisation and ensure the benefit of this knowledge is realised within their design solutions.
  • Support continuous improvement of test equipment engineering company processes.
  • Provide definition of work packages to support project planning and bidding.
  • Generate work package reports for allocated work packages.
  • Plan the labour, schedules and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices.
  • Design, develop and implement cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting systems and equipment.
  • To complete all allocated tasks within the time and budget specified within the work package definitions.

Your Expertise

Essential Criteria:

  • Significant LabVIEW and TestStand programming experience, including GUI design.
  • Experience of designing/specifying/building ATE systems based around USB/PXI/PCIe/PCI/cPCI/LXI and similar instrumentation.
  • Experience of designing test fixtures and equipment such as wiring looms and break out boxes.
  • Highly self-motivated and the ability to work without supervision.
  • Flexible as some out of hours and weekend working may be required.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of Avionics Data Buses / Protocols; ARINC 664, ARINC429, ARINC 717 and MIL-STD-1553.
  • Some mechanical design experience would be useful (ie Solidworks).
  • Some knowledge of designing products to meet CE marking requirements (EMC, Health & Safety etc.).
  • Some experience of hardware design (OrCAD Schematic creation, PCB layout, interfacing, transient protection).
  • Some familiarity with ARINC602A and ARINC625 (designing test equipment for use in an avionics environment).
  • Appreciation of a wide range of test techniques e.g. audio performance measurement (distortion, signal-to-noise, speech transmission index etc.), timing, synchronisation, signal switching, waveform analysis.
  • Experience with requirements management tools such as DOORS.
  • Able to elicit and write good requirements.
  • Able to generate work breakdown structures and produce estimates for work packages.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the UK/EU through completion of a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) application. In the event information provided on the BPSS application reveals ineligibility to access US export controlled information, any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-HP1