Space Product Assurance Technician in University of Leicester 2022 at Leicester,England,UnitedKingdom

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This Job Listing is about University of Leicester in Leicester,England,UnitedKingdom 2022

About the job

Vacancy ID: 6330

Location: Space Park Leicester

Department: College of Science and Engineering

Vacancy terms: Full time or job share considered, Fixed term contract until 31/10/24

Salary details: Grade 6, £29,619 to £34,308 per annum (pro rata)

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 16 November 2022

About the role

In this role, you will work closely with the Space Research Centre’s Product Assurance Engineer to ensure that projects meet the stringent standards expected in the space industry. Working proactively, you will monitor and advise on project processes, whilst ensuring best practice and standards are correctly understood, implemented and followed.

In addition, you will prepare reports to meetings, conferences and publication in journals as well as maintaining the traceability of SRC assets, specialist tools and high value items.

The Space Research Centre (SRC) within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester conducts world leading research and instrumentation development to advance knowledge for public good. The School’s capability is demonstrated by its portfolio of both space and ground based instrumentation. For over 50 years, instruments built by the SRC have been successfully operating both in space and around the world. In order to continue with this success in the future it is of the utmost importance that we meet industry quality standards and ensure that space hardware will endure the harsh environments of Space for the duration of the mission, and that ground support equipment or ground based projects are follow appropriate quality standards.

The SRC works closely with leading space organisations such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) and has an internal engineering team tasked with taking scientific instruments and industrial projects from early research stage through to detailed design, assembly, integration and verification, and into post launch operational phase.

The role will primarily be located at Space Park Leicester although support of some activities on the main campus should be expected.

About you

With relevant experience and qualifications, you will be able to demonstrate experience of a practical nature. We would welcome candidates from a range of scientific or engineering disciplines such as medical, imaging, metrology, pharmaceutical, biological, mechanical, electronics or software. You will have experience of working to standards set by an external organisation, as well as an understanding behind PA & QA activities.

As a self-starter with an ability to work with minimal supervision, you will be a good communicator with the ability to work in a team environment whilst being able to motivate and persuade where possible.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Roisin Speight on [email protected]

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.


Company: University of Leicester
Vacancy Type: Contract
Job Location: Leicester,England,UnitedKingdom
Application Deadline: N/A

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