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Qualification Test Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:30:51 PM
  • 2763707
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham

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Role Summary:
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the testing function at GE Aviation Systems in Cheltenham. The successful candidate will be working on GE Aviation Systems cutting edge products to be used on the next generation of aircraft. As a Qualification Engineer you will be responsible for the set-up and execution and reporting of qualification tests. You will demonstrate independence and sound technical judgment in identifying problems and formulate solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:

Continuation of Role Summary/Purpose

You will take an innovative approach to problem-solving and share technical knowledge with others in the group, team and across the organization.

Perform qualification testing on products to include :
• Vibration Testing
• Temperature Testing
• Electrical Power variations
• Enable projects to enter qualification on time and meet schedules requirements
• Support shift work where necessary.
• To write Qualification test Reports.
• Liaise with projects to ensure the test requirements are correct and are met during the initial and de-risk activities to ensure the qualification program runs smoothly.
• Travel off site to support testing of EMC and other miscellaneous environmental tests.
• Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
• Assure proper documentation of technical data is generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures


• HNC or equivalent level of knowledge and experience in a mechanical based subject appropriate to Qualification Testing.
• Previous experience of qualification testing such as Temperature Testing, Electrical Power variations testing and EMC Testing is essential
• Must be able to create technical documentation and present to the customer
• Experience of Mechanical and Electrical equipment.
• Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Experience of RTCA DO-160 or MIL_STD-810 or similar standard
• Experience with Aircraft based qualification testing.
• A positive attitude, initiative, pro-activeness and an enthusiasm and passion for engineering
• Demonstrable success in achieving and exceeding internal customer milestones
• Good problem solving and solution building skills
• Good communication skills to team, peers, and management

Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham
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