Weapon Specialist

Company: EARTH
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLOSES ON: 2020-02-26
Department: Operations- ALH 2A-2 c
Direct reports: NA
Reports to: Head of Aircraft Modification & Integration


To perform modification/development and integration of weapon payload systems including and not limited to recognizing and evaluating payloads; modifying and/or developing new systems; coordinating testing activities and ensure the completion of payload integration activities as per the program/project requirements.

Education and Qualifications


  • Minimum diploma in engineering (in any discipline including electronic, electrical computer science, aerospace) or equivalent


  • Minimum 8 years of weapon payload integration experience in public/private sector organization

Preferred Experience

  • Experience of payload integration experience in public/private sector defense engineering organization

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct pre-integration inspection of aero platforms to recognize and evaluate the payload that is best suitable for the platform as per the project requirement

Based on pre-integration inspection and program/project requirements perform the following:

  • Advise on the selection of payload systems components/sub-systems/parts depending on obsolescence, availability and cost
  • Supervise Technicians or coordinate with manufacturing partner/supplier to modify, assemble and integrate existing payload system components/ sub-systems/parts or
  • Design new payload systems including design, assembly drawings, schematics, 3D modelling and document the key design aspects/ specifications
  • Conduct engineering design analysis to enable appropriate scoping of payload systems and carry out the revisions, if required
  • Implement risk mitigation plans and monitor the outcomes
  • Develop the data pack and communicate the design, assembly drawings, schematics and 3D modelling of payload systems to manufacturing partner/supplier, as applicable
  • Coordinate with manufacturing partner/supplier to develop/ supply payload system components/ sub-systems/ parts as per the key design aspects/ specifications
  • Supervise Technicians or coordinate with manufacturing partner/supplier for the modification/integration process to assemble and integrate payload system components/ sub-systems/parts
  • Carry out the testing of payload system prototypes in coordination with testing team including simulation setting
  • Troubleshoot installation issues, as and when required
  • Carry out post integration examination (in coordination with testing team) to verify proper functioning of payload systems and final inspection to verify the completion of integration activities
  • Develop technical reports and documentation as required
  • Adhere to HSE (health, safety and environment) procedures