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    Job Description
    TitleMHS and NOAA Instruments Engineer
    Job posted on31/08/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    We are looking to further enhance our team by

    Consultancy for MHS and NOAA Instruments Engineering Activities

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks:

    Support to MHS and NOAA Instruments Engineering Activities


    The Key person, the MHS and NOAA Instruments Engineer, will be responsible to follow up the instruments project and shall report to the LEO Instrument Team Leader.


    The tasks of the MHS and NOAA Instruments Engineer shall include the following:

    Participation to Metop satellite AIV, Launch and Commissioning activities relevant to the MHS and NOAA instruments, including operation of the MHS EGSE, data analysis, preparation of procedures and test reports (instrument ground testing at s/c level, end-to-end testing at system level, satellite in-orbit verification).

    Maintenance of an up-to-date plan of Metop satellite AIV, Launch and Commissioning activities requiring support for the MHS and the NOAA instruments.

    Follow up all activities related to MHS carried out by the Airbus DS-UK and maintain a list of PDS activities and their status and expenditures.

    Follow up of all activities related to the NOAA instruments including AVHRR and SEM instruments on-ground calibration.

    Support in-orbit check-out / verification tests during Metop-C In Orbit Verification (IOV).

    Investigation of on-ground and in-orbit instrument anomalies and support operations to the relevant recovery actions.

    Provide general support to the Metop Operations Team for MHS and NOAA instruments matters.

    Analyse and assess both on-ground and in-orbit performances of MHS and NOAA instruments.

    Participation to instrument reviews and other meetings with industry and other partners such as ESA, NOAA/NASA.

    Maintenance of regular contacts with the above mentioned EUMETSAT partners and industry in relation to MHS and NOAA instruments.

    Maintenance of a status list of MHS action items, non-conformances/anomalies, requests for waivers and deviations.

    Preparation and maintenance of instrument related documents, as well as presentation material (e.g. Instrument Operational Manuals)


    Support to other Instruments


    Although support to MHS and NOAA instruments is the primary task of the Key person, he/she may be requested to provide a similar type of management and engineering support to the LEO Instrument Team Leader for other instruments.


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    The Key person is required to have the experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks with the minimum of supervision and minimum training.


    The Key person shall have a university degree in engineering or physics and, as a pre- requisite, a background of at least 5 years in space hardware projects possibly with Earth observation instruments. Experience in project management positions is desirable together with the ability to follow satellite level Payload AIV activities.


    The Key person shall also have some knowledge of PA/QA processes and procedures and good general computing skills, with familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Previous experience in AIV/AIT and commissioning activities is regarded as advantageous along with experience of working on a collaborative programme between different partners.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the Key person must be able to work effectively in this language and have some knowledge of the other.

    For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to:

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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