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Supportablity Engineer


Cheadle, United Kingdom

As the European number one in defence electronics and the world number two in defence radio communications, Thales is a leading name in the global defence and security markets. In addition to equipping over 40 naval forces across the globe, we have a proud 125-year heritage here in the UK. Today that is represented in our key role delivering the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier and our provision of advanced radio equipment to all of the Royal Navy’s surface combatants.

Main Purpose of the role
We are looking for a Supportability Engineer to join our team based in Cheadle. This role will work as a member of the Supportability Engineering Team to carry out Supportability Engineering in support of Maritime Mission Systems and equipment through the Product Lifecycle.
Key duties and responsibilities:
Undertake supportability engineering, availability, reliability and maintainability analysis including; failure modes, effects and criticality analysis and supportability and logistic support analysis.
Produce the supportability case
Produce the reliability and maintainability case
Write and maintain the reliability and maintainability plan
Manage suppliers regarding the Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) subcontract.
Produce integrated support plans
Tailor requirements and standards
Undertake supply support tasks including codification and spares ranging and scaling
Identify risks and issues and propose possible solutions
Integrate supportability into the design community and present supportability at design reviews
Assist in improving company supportability engineering processes
Contribute towards the development of support solutions during the bids and proposals stage
Skills and experience required:
Experienced in supportability engineering, availability, reliability and maintainability analysis, and technical publications tasks, ideally within the Defence industry, although other sectors will be considered.
Able to identify problems and propose possible solutions on programme cost, schedule, performance and long-term support implications.
Understanding of bid process and able to generate Invitation to Tender (ITT) ILS requirements.
Competent in undertaking a range of tasks within the Integrated Logistic support discipline
Knowledge and experience of UK MoD procurement and support policy.
Computer literate with practical use of Integrated Logistic Support software packages.
Degree in relevant Engineering subject, or equivalent Higher Qualification or combination of relevant practical and academic experience commensurate with the role requirements.

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