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ILS Engineer

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    £30000 - £50000 per annum

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    Tom Ellis

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    0161 233 0034

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    01 Aug 00:00

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Akton Recruitment are on the lookout for an ILS Engineer in the Chertsey area for a major Aerospace Defence company.
You will provide accurate, comprehensive and detailed Through-Life support modelling, plans and costs that are critical to winning business, providing confidence to customers that products and services are robust, reliable and cost-effective against competitors.  You will provide substantial experience and advice at all stages of the product life-cycle, from design; ensuring that products are designed for supportability; through installation and in-service operations; ensuring availability, reliability and maintainability at the lowest possible cost; to end-of-life and out-of-service disposal in a safe and cost-effective manner.  With extensive experience in the Defence and Aerospace industry and exposure to complex, long-term MoD projects and delivery, as ILS Engineer will ensure that the Company remains in the forefront of the UK’s Defence Industry capability. 
  • To design, develop and document ILS solutions for new and existing Projects and Products, Bids & Proposals to the customer including, but not limited to:
  • Availability, Maintainability, Reliability (ARM) analysis and modelling (maintenance task and repair analysis, FTA, FMEA, RBD, MTA, Robustness Growth, Packaging, Handling Storage and Transportation (PHS&T) etc.);
  • Through-Life Cost modelling;
  • Planning and implementation of ILS;
  • In-Service Support (ISS) and availability-based ISS planning and execution;
  • Contracted Logistic Support (CLS) planning and execution;
  • ILS performance metrics and Key Performance Indicators;
  • To define coherent obsolescence management strategies across the company’s portfolio of projects and prepare obsolescence management plans;
  • Develop and manage technical publications and ensure that technical publications are aligned; e.g. procedural publications with training publications;
  • Complete risk analysis, planning and management;
  • Provide Safety analysis, planning and management; and
  • Training Needs Analysis, plans and management
  • Provide ILS input to System Requirements Specifications and System Design Specifications;
  • Identify, introduce and maintain appropriate, modern ILS software tools to support analysis and modelling and enhance the company’s ability to deliver comprehensive ILS solutions;
  • Ensure that relevant and/or compulsory standards are implemented and adhered to (e.g. DefStan 00-40, 00-251, 00-600, DLF, ASD/AIA-series standards) and that international best practice is applied;
Essential Skills & Experience;
  • Extensive experience in the UK Defence & Aerospace industry;
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects and deliver to challenging timescales within a small team environment;
  • Commitment to quality, performance and cost, delivering on-time with the highest standard of output;
  • Proven experience with all aspects of ILS ;
  • Ability to travel between work sites (Chertsey and Portland) for extended periods when required.
  • An ability to challenge design concepts and trade requirements, in order to optimise support
  • Good computer and literacy skills.
  • Ability to attain SC UK security clearance
Desirable Qualifications
  • Full driving license
  • Engineering degree or an equivalent
  • Ability to travel within the UK
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