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     Date Submitted:21-02-2011
     Last Modified:22-02-2011 (09:17)
    Job information
     Current job:Development Engineer Technology, Space Flight Projects
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems
     KeywordsR&D Task Manager, material characterization, documentation, technology representative, satellite structures, launcher payload fairings, interstage adapter, sandwich structures, CFK tubes, cold/hot bonding

    Work Experience

    Since 03.2008                           Development Engineer Technology, Space Flight Projects
                                                          RUAG Space, Switzerland (until 06.2009 Oerlikon Space)


    Main Duties:
    • Task Manager
    • Material characterization
    • Design of new materials and production processes
    • Development of rules of production and documentation
    • Internal contact person for technical questions
    • Technology representative to customers and suppliers


      Sentinel-1 SAR                Gaia TTS
      Bepi Colombo MGB          Atlas V-400 Interstage Adapter
      Galileo Dispenser            Ariane5 PLF
      Lisa Pathfinder                Atlas V PLF

    Example of value added to the company through my work:
    In the Sentinel SAR project, the bonding of large-scale inserts was greatly improved, leading to the successful certification of the Antenna Panel Frame Structure for the -70°C/70°C temperature range.

    08.2006 – 10.2006                     Temporary position in Jig Manufacturing, Geberit Produktions AG,                                                        Jona -Rapperswil, Switzerland

    12.2003 – 09.2004                     Trainee in Jig Manufacturing, Geberit Produktions AG,                                                        Jona-Rapperswil,  Switzerland (Placement year for transfer to  the                                                            Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur ZHAW)



    10.2004 – 10.2007                     Degree course in Mechanical Engineering,
                                                           Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur ZHAW

                                                    Awarded Dipl. Ing. Maschinenbau FH

    Main areas of focus:
    • Lightweight construction technology
    • Integrated development and production

    Diploma thesis, Institute of Mechanical Systems IMES:
    Lightweight construction technology: Winglet Structures for Large Aircraft

    10.2002 – 09.2003                     Study of Mechanical and Process Engineering,
                                                          first and second semesters,
                                                          Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich

    08.1997 – 01.2002                     Commercial High School,
                                                          Cantonal School Hottingen, Zurich

                                                    Awarded Matura Diploma (Swiss general qualification for                                                 university entrance) with a Business focus


    Courses / Training

    03.2010 – 07.2010                     Dutch for Beginners, Klubschule Migros, Zurich
    12.2009 – 06.2010                     Task Manager Training (7days), Primas Consulting, Vienna
    12.2008 – 11.2009                     Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English course, AKAD Zürich
    10.2008                                    Basic Principles of System Engineering (3days), Oerlikon Space
    02.2003 – 03.2003                     Basic Workshop Training, ETH Zurich, Lernzentren Oerlikon


    Language Skills

    German                                    Mother tongue, excellent skills
    English                                     Very good spoken and good written skills
                                                     (English is the corporate language at Ruag Space)
    French                                      Adequate spoken and written skills (school level)
    Dutch                                       Adequate spoken and basic written skills


    IT Skills
                                                    • MS Office
                                                    • CAD (CATIA V5)
                                                    • FEM (ANSYS Workbench)
                                                    • ESAComp (basic knowledge)
                                                    • MATLAP & SIMULINK (basic knowledge)
                                                    • SAP User
                                                    • PPMS User

    Military Experience

    06.2002 – 08.2002                     Non-commissioned Officer Training, Combat Engineering Unit,                                                        Bremgarten AG, Switzerland
    02.2002 – 05.2002                     Basic Military Training, Combat Engineering Unit,                                                        Bremgarten AG, Switzerland


    Social Involvement

    Since 08.2008                            Board Member, Scout House Association, Egg-Zumikon: 
                                                           Responsible for administration and maintenance of the Association’s                                                        house
    12.1992 – 12.2006                     Youth work in the Scout Association, Egg-Zumikon:
                                                           Various positions and responsibilities including youth supervision,                                                        training and leadership as well as public representation of the Scout                                                        Association


    Hobbies / Interests

                                                    Backcountry skiing, cycling, rowing, oenology



                                                    Available at a personal interview


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