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Mechanical Satellite Engineer

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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

  • Salary:

    Up to £45 per hour

  • Contact:

    Abigail Williams

  • Email:

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    27 June 2024

  • Start date:


Mechanical Satellite Engineer - £45 per hour Inside IR35 - 12 Months (extensions highly likely) Herefordshire - standard 37 hours - SC Cleared Project - Hybrid Possibility After Initial period - One stage F2F interview - Sector: Aerospace and Defence

Yolk Recruitment is recruiting a Mechanical Satellite Engineer to join our client on a 12 month contract. Our client is a renowned Aerospace company at the forefront of space exploration and travel.

In this role you will be responsible for the Mechanical Satellite elements and lead the mechanical team through the project phases to ensure quality and process robustness.


  • Planning the mechanical team's activities on a weekly basis and implementing this plan.
  • Control of all project MGSE, flight & support equipment
  • Designing test equipment, overseeing its manufacture, and commissioning
  • Mechanical handling or spacecraft, instruments, payloads, solar arrays, antennas etc
  • Prepare and carry out environmental tests. Install and validate test instrumentation
  • Handling and installation of thermal hardware
  • Mechanical integration and testing of electronic units, subsystems and instruments, mechanisms, antennas, solar arrays, mechanical sub-systems, instruments, payloads and spacecraft and control the documentation associated with performing these tasks
  • Pyrotechnic handling, installation and safety
  • Controlling and delivery of projects to budget and schedule


  • Appreciation of satellite integration processes and project phases
  • Use of SAP or other ERP System
  • Understanding of build documentation and the need for it
  • Driving build quality through review of processes
  • Experience managing and leading a team
  • Production of Mechanical Ground Support Equipment specs and operation
  • Production of high quality documentation (test specs, test plans, test procedures, DDV plans)


  • Producing test procedures and operating and maintaining optical alignment equipment
  • Launch campaign experience
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