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[Met-jobs] MHS and NOAA Instruments Engineering Support

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Date Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:38:19 +0200

HAMTEC Consulting a provider of quality staff to the aerospace industry.


We are currently seeking two members of staff with a university degree in engineering or physics, and a background of at least 5 years in space hardware projects possibly with Earth observation instruments


Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: ASAP

Closing date: 22nd November 2016




The Key person, the MHS and NOAA Instruments Engineer, shall support the implementation of the instruments project and shall deliver 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);
  • 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.


Qualifications and Experience

  • A university degree in engineering or physics
  • A background of at least 5 years in space hardware projects possibly with Earth observation instruments.


Essential Skills

  • The experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks with the minimum of supervision and minimum training.
  • Experience in project management positions or some exposure to it.
  • The ability to follow satellite level Payload AIV activities.
  • Some knowledge of PA/QA processes and procedures
  • Good general computing skills with familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Capacity to express complex problems in a concise and simple way
  • Customer orientation
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Proactive
  • Result oriented


Desirable Skills


  • Previous experience in AIV/AIT
  • Experience of working on a collaborative programme between different partners


Please send you CV in English to:

Simon Davidson via

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