Development Scientist Engineer - Cwmbran

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Location: Cwmbran, South Wales
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £ Competitive plus benefits

Established in 1995, STG Aerospace leads the field in the innovation and development of aircraft cabin lighting solutions through its saf-Tglo® floorpath marking, saf-Tsign® emergency signage and liTeMood® LED cabin mood lighting.  Our solutions enable airlines to enhance the passenger experience and reduce operational costs.

Research and development are at the heart of our business, and enabled us to out-manoeuvre our much larger competitors consistently.  As such we are a leader in every market that we serve and our products are installed on over 10,000 aircraft - that's almost two thirds of every passenger aircraft flying! With sustained double-digit year-over-year growth and new products ready to launch in 2017, STG provides excellent opportunities and a dynamic working environment.  

We hire people with excellent communication skills and who excel at innovation, integrity, honesty and passion. If you want to be part of a company that is making a genuine difference to the quality of the passenger experience then we want to hear from you!

Role summary

Accountable to the Director of Innovation, the Development Scientist / Engineer will perform the photometric and mechanical testing of lighting products and produce associated reports.
In addition, the Development Scientist / Engineer will also be required to assist in the creation and development of new products, including mechanical design activities. Training and Mentoring will be provided.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports the definition and delivery of designs that satisfy the project goal of delivery against the defined requirements
  • Verification of product designs through laboratory testing
  • Works to ensure all engineering project deliverables meet their quality, design budget and delivery targets

Key Experience/skills


Experience of operating in an engineering or scientific environment Demonstrable problem solving skills Experience of working to tight timescales, to meet key exacting deadlines Understanding of Health & Safety compliance


Some 2D and 3D CAD / Solidworks experience preferable Experience of Adobe packages, especially Illustrator CC Aerospace exposure/awareness Degree qualified in relevant technical competency or equivalent experience in an appropriate field Requiring limited supervision with good personal time management Flexibility in dealing with changing priorities Ability to work under pressure


  • Competitive salary package, commensurate with experience, with annual performance bonus based on personal goals and company performance
  • 25 days' holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Company Pension Scheme (after 3 months' service)
  • Free car parking




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Customer testimonial

“STG Aerospace liTeMood® system provided the product benefits, low cost and technical advantages we were looking for to enhance our B737NG cabin interiors, and simultaneously providing our customers with the best cabin ambience experience.” Freek Van De Pal, Manager maintenance & Engineering, Arkefly

STG Aerospace facts

STG Aerospace products are installed in over 11,000 aircraft, over one-third of the world’s passenger fleet. STG Aerospace understands the challenges faced by OEMS, working with Boeing, Embraer, BAE Systems, Fokker and Saab.