Test & Development Engineer


Bright ideas. Brilliant Solutions.

STG Aerospace is trusted by the Aerospace industry for emergency exit marking and cabin lighting solutions. Established in 1995, we have a strong heritage in the design, manufacture and certification of system solutions.  Our lighting solutions are line-fit for most aircraft manufacturers (including Airbus, Boeing & Embraer) and are operating on over 10,000 aircraft with some 300 airlines worldwide.

As specialist aerospace manufacturer, we push the limits of design and problem solving, through international collaboration, trusted technical experience and a shared sense of purpose.

Heads-Up technologies, STG’s parent company, offers a full range of lights, switches and cabin management solutions to the business aviation industry.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

New Product Development

  • As part of the NPI Design team, provides direction towards Design for Manufacture (DfM) and Design for Test (DfT), defining and supporting the incorporation of the Test strategies for the product taking into account Cost, Efficiency and Quality.
  • Review Customers Technical Documentation to establish the Production & Test Requirements.
  • Supports the project planning and definition of deliverables to ensure that the project objectives are delivered on Time, on Cost and on Quality.
  • Responsible for and manages their time and workload to achieve the project deliverables. Highlighting identified risks and the remedial action.
  • Identifies and develops all required supporting documentation during the development of the solution in accordance with defined Engineering procedures in line with project deliverable dates. e.g. Understanding contracted requirements, Process flows and gates, procedures as defined in the project plan.
  • Influences the design requirements for manufacturing & test processes applying knowledge of product design, assembly, testing, tooling and materials.
  • Develops technical solutions for Test Hardware that could also include Software to meet Project needs, Regulatory requirements and STG Aerospace strategy in order to support New Product development.
  • Design & develop Test Jigs, Fixtures, Harnesses and Enclosures to support Internal Testing, Demonstration Units and Product Acceptance that meets Health & Safety requirements.
    • Experienced in the use and development of LabVIEW software solutions
    • Experienced in the use of AutoCAD or Solid Works would be an advantage
  • Develops all required supporting documentation, i.e. Work Instructions, Acceptance Test Instructions / Plans, Schematics, during the development of the solution in accordance with defined Procedures.
  • Engineering Electronics Lab & workshop management, the availability of equipment and materials to support the project plans.
  • Supports the business on proposals and bids.
  • Understanding of Photometric principals would be an advantage
  • Experience of Environmental, Electrical & EMC Testing Experience would be an advantage

Sustaining Engineering

  • Follows STG Aerospace Processes and Procedures and completes all relevant checklists during the development of product solutions.
  • Drives the improvement of the engineering function as well as the wider business including the development of new procedures and artefacts when required.
  • Follows configuration management processes and identifies solutions where product or process falls short of such requirements.


Key Experience/skills


  • Degree qualified in Product, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering or another technical equivalent.
  • 5 years+ Experience of operating in a New Product development engineering environment, with responsibilities in test & development engineering.
  • Strong understanding of Design for Test (DfT) & Design for Manufacture (DfM).
  • 5 years+ Experience & understanding of QA and production processes in the regulated electronics industry (static precautions, traceability, configuration control, poke yoke processes etc.)
  • An understanding of Health & Safety compliance.
  • English GCSE or equivalent (min Grade C)
  • Intermediate level user of MS Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Flexibility in dealing with changing priorities
  • Strong numerical and verbal ability.


  • Knowledge of AS9100 compliance and operating environment
  • Aerospace experience


Key competencies

  • Communication: to be able to liaise and influence direction with a range of third parties including customers and suppliers with confidence and communicate clearly and with confidence to internal team members and other functional stakeholders.
  • Relationship building: to develop strong collaborative relations with staff and third parties.
  • Team working: to be able to support other team members, delegate tasks where appropriate and take instruction in achieving the company’s goals.
  • Time management: to be able to effectively prioritise and delegate to achieve goals.
  • Thoroughness: to ensure own and others' work and information are complete and accurate; following up with others to ensure that commitments have been fulfilled.
  • Analytical thinking: to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.


We are passionately committed to being a truly inclusive and diverse company; it is at the heart of our core values. We continue to enhance our culture of inclusion and diversity across all our roles and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities.


Please provide your CV to ukjobs@stgaerospace.com

No Agencies. 

We are always interested in hearing from world class talent to join us in the next stage of our growth. If you have a real passion for the passenger experience and want to be part of a global success story in aviation we’re ready to light the way for your success!

Send your CV to ukjobs@stgaerospace.com


Due to the large number of applications we receive, unfortunately we are unable to respond by email or telephone to candidates on the progress of their application. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of submitting your CV, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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