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Graduate Assembly, Integration & Test Electrical Engineer

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Competitive. Welcome payment of £2,000
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Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

You will be assigned to a department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

Satellite Assembly Integration and Test (Electrical) integrates the electrical units that make up the spacecraft platform and electrically and functionally testing the spacecraft. Test Engineering provides many exciting challenges as we work with the engineering teams to design the best methods of closing out the test requirements. Following the build and baseline test the team and spacecraft travel to the environmental site, typically in Europe to complete a full system test while the spacecraft is inside a thermal vacuum chamber, EMC chamber and often magnetic test facility. Finally we accompany the spacecraft to the launch site which could be French Guiana, Florida or Russia and complete testing and integration to the launcher ahead of supporting the actual launch day. Travel opportunities are very much a part of this exciting role. Our current projects include the Solar Orbiter sun exploration mission, building Europe’s Mars Rover and the Biomass earth observation satellite; all for ESA. We have also launched Lisa Pathfinder, Sentinel 5P and Aeolus in recent years.

Main activities of the role may include:

  • Engineering tests from a test requirement.
  • Coding test sequences to send commands, request telemetry, collaborate with test equipment and process results to complete the tests.
  • Prepare test procedures and perform them to complete electrical measurements on the spacecraft using multiple lab equipment, such as meters, dynamic loads, scopes, data analysers or RF test equipment.
  • Support engineering meetings to discuss issues found and work to finding solutions
  • Preparing test reports and other support documentation.

Required skills

You can demonstrate the following;

  • Degree in Electrical Systems, Avionics, Space or similar Engineering domain.
  • High level of practical 'hands-on’ application of engineering.
  • Good knowledge of programming and scripting in multiple languages (C, Java, bash scripting).
  • Positive and proactive with a 'can do’ attitude and a team player.
  • High standard of documentation and communication.

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Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application once you reach our careers site. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

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Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities additional time for written exercises auxiliary aids room layout dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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