14/11/2018 Airbus Bristol BS99 7AR

Support to Ground Test Internship 10419401

  • Sector: engineering, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Bristol
Support to Ground Test Internship 10419401

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job
Start date: 1st July 2019
Duration: 12 Months

The Support to Ground team are responsible for the design, development, manufacturing and maintenance of laboratory test means (LTM). The team is transnational with elements present in Toulouse, Hamburg, Bremen and Filton. The scope of LTM’s covered includes:

Virtual Platforms
Functional Integration
Benches/System Integration Benches
Type 0 means (e.g. LG 0) representative of the aircraft.
Ad-hoc test benches for various purposes (e.g. rapid prototyping)
The main activities performed by the various teams are:

Laboratory test means support, which includes

Test Mean design and development for new test rigs
Maintenance and evolution of current test rigs
Maintenance and Development of the Test Management System (TMS):

Development and testing of new releases of TMS
Integration of new hardware (e.g. I/O board)
Bug fixing
Obsolescence management of hardware and software
Contributing to the future test strategy:

Support projects seeking to promote standards for communication protocols and interfaces
Support projects seeking to increase the levels of automation within testing
Innovate new features for test benches (e.g. Test bench interconnection, Predictive health monitoring)
The department strategy fully supports the Integration and Flight Test center’s vision to develop a ‘single test team’ identity covering all tests from Supplier to Flight Test.

The jobholder will be a member of a Group in the Support to Ground department in Filton, working in close relationship with the corresponding test teams.

Tasks & accountabilities
The aim of this internship is to support the support to ground engineers on various activities, within one or both groups of the department.

Activities carried out could involve any Airbus commercial aircraft programme, another Airbus entity programme or R&T work. This may also require trips to various Airbus sites and / or at supplier facilities.
Furthermore, significant opportunities to develop ‘soft’ skills will be available throughout the internship by supporting and conducting a range of development tasks including school liaison events and departmental activities.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

Studying towards a degree in Engineering/Science, particularly electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or software engineering
Project management knowledge or interest
Particular interest for electronics or fluid mechanics technical questions
Fascinated by technical challenges, with good amount of curiosity to understand how things are made
Committed to deliver on time
A good knowledge and practical experience of Microsoft Office and/or G-Suite applications
Good interpersonal skills and capable of working as a team
English – Negotiation level
Beneficial (Any of):

Awareness of aircraft systems
Knowledge or experience of CATIA
Knowledge or experience of Visual Studio environment

COUNTRY        United Kingdom

LOCATION       Bristol & FiltonDIVISIONAirbus (Commercial Aircraft), Airbus (Corporate Functions)

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