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EI6158 - Test Solutions Hardware Engineer (MASTER)

  • Location: Lancashire
  • Salary: Up to £42.46 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 16 days ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Sophie Tully
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12-months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 12 September 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH78321_1659364398


An amazing opportunity has come up for a contract Test Solutions Hardware Engineer to join one of the largest UK Defence companies working on some exciting projects, on an initial 12-month contract basis, plus extensions.


The Role: Test Solutions Hardware Engineer
Contract: 12-months initially plus extensions
Rate: £42.46 per hour umbrella
IR35 status: Inside IR35.
Location: Warton, hybrid working

Job Description

E&I, Air Service - Test Solutions Team are responsible for designing and delivering the IT Hardware Rack Architecture for the SCEPTRE hardware programme. A vacancy exists within the team for a Hardware Engineer to support production and delivery of the IT hardware racks/cabinets to the RAF and export customers.

The Hardware Engineer role will be to work on the development and delivery of the IT hardware rack assemblies for the customer contracts.

The ideal candidate will have experience of interpreting drawings, building and safety testing IT Server Racks/Cabinets.

Experience of producing Server Rack/Cabinet (mechanical and electrical) drawings would also be beneficial.


The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

* Interpretation of higher-level 'system' requirements to aid with the production of the cabinets.

* Hardware build of modular computing server cabinets, using basic hand and power tools (screwdrivers, spanners, drills, etc.)

* Installation of network cabling within the cabinets and power distribution hardware

* Assessment of safety and environmental risks

* Production of safety test procedures to satisfy the electrical test requirements for compliance to the Low Voltage Directive (and CE Marking or equivalent).

* Production of basic functional test procedures to confirm that selected IT hardware is operational

* Adherence to relevant Air and departmental design standards and processes.

* Supporting internal design reviews including formal Engineering Lifecycle Design Reviews.

* Supporting hardware commissioning at customer premises.

* Complete all hardware configuration activities including documentation and release.

* Completion of all activities to the agreed budget and delivery schedule.

The Individual

Based in Warton, some UK travel may be required

Essential -

1. Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional.

2. Follow Hardware and electrical design.

3. Good Technical report writing (MS Office tools) .

Desirable -

4. Knowledge of and conformance to the MoD JSP480 regulations would be an advantage but not essential

* Essential - Competent in the build of IT computing cabinets

* Essential - Competent in the use of Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional or similar CAD package

* Essential - Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

* Desirable - Degree educated in a science/engineering discipline or HND/HNC

* Desirable - Knowledge of and conformance to the MoD JSP480 regulations would be an advantage

* Desirable - Competent in IT cabinet design including electrical

Communication, Team Working and Motivation are Essential


If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you! To apply for the position, please respond with an up-to-date copy of your CV!

If this role is not for you, I apologise for the confusion! We do however offer a referral scheme and you could gain £200 in vouchers of your choice, if there's anyone you know of that this opportunity could be of interest to then please do let us know!

Look forward to hearing from you!

Kind Regards,

JAM Recruitment is acting as an employment business with regards to this position.

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