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     Date Submitted:17-12-2012
     Last Modified:17-12-2012 (08:19)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsSpace Thrusters and Components Design experience. Great enthusiasm and will to learn and work with engagement and seriousness. Careful to respect work deadlines required with high degree of accuracy and Strong attention to details.
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    Work experience

     

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    September 2010 – December 2012

     

    Occupation or position held

    Aerospace Design Engineer

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    2 years of Space Thrusters and Components Design experience within a small leading European Company in the Aerospace Propulsion sector.

     

    Design and develop of FEEP Thrusters and components (Field Emission Electric Propulsion) for LISA Pathfinder Mission (ESA SMART-2);

     

    FCA (FEEP Cluster Assembly) development working on European Space Agency mission requirements;

     

    Performing 3D tests setup equipment according to high vacuum chambers inner volume;

     

    FCA Gravity Model splitting up the whole space structure in concentrated parameter model;

     

    Design and develop of Hall Effect Space Thrusters and components with test parts and interface fixtures according to vacuum test requirements and facilities;

     

    Model and analyse 3D detailed CAD mechanical designs using PRO-E WF2;

     

    3D-CAD modelling of high vacuum chambers;

     

    3D-CAD modelling of shroud and temperature controlled plates within existing vacuum facility to perform thermal vacuum tests of space equipments in a wide temperature range;

     

    Perform 2D detailed drawings with high accuracy. Mechanical and Geometrical Tolerances, BOM balloons, mounting procedures and specifications for mechanical equipments.

     

    Finite Elements modelling and steady state Analysis (FEA) using Patran/Nastran for support elements and  thruster components.

     

    Support build, integration, test and delivery of components through the complete lifecycle.

     

    Select manufacturing technologies and materials based on a sound understanding of the mechanical engineering of the thrusters.

     

    Liaise with Procurement, Quality and Suppliers

     

     

     

    Name and address of employer

    ALTA S.p.A

    Via A. Gherardesca 5

    56121 Ospedaletto, Pisa (Italy)

    www.alta-space.com

     

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace Propulsion

     

     

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    September 2006 – July 2010

     

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master’s Degreein Aerospace Engineering

     

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Machines Design, Spacecraft Structures,Aircraft and Spacecraft Propulsion, Spaceflight

    Mechanics, Aerospace Control Systems, Electric Propulsion and

    Development of a Low Power Hall Effect Thruster with Variable Parameters” thesis performed at

    ALTA S.p.A.

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Faculty of Engineering

    University of Pisa

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    September 2002 – July 2006

     

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor’s Degreein Aerospace Engineering

     

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Aeronautic Systems, Aerospace Construction Technology, Thermodynamics, Aircraft Engines

    and “Improvement of Fatigue Life on Specimens with Cold Worked Holes” thesis performed at the

    Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Pisa

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Faculty of Engineering

    University of Pisa

     

     

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

     

     

    Mother tongue

    Italian

     

     

     

     

    Other languages

    English, German

     

     

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Great enthusiasm and will to learn and work with engagement and seriousness

    Good communication skills and ability to work in multicultural environments

     

     

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    Able to cooperate as part of engineering team

    Focus targets and satisfy projects requirements with a high degree of accuracy and strong attention to details.

    Able to cooperate with techniciansand production workers for manufacturing 

    Ready to work under pressure respecting work deadlines required

     

     

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    Able to create and interpret engineering drawings

    Thorough understanding of solid modelling and assemblies and drafting techniques

    Great experience in Geometric dimensioning and Tolerances

    High quality check and review of deliverables and received.

    Wide knowledge of Pro Engineer Wildfire for detailed 3D and 2D CAD simulations

    Finite Elements modelling and steady state Analysis (FEA) using Patran/Nastran.

    FEMM 4.2 for magnetic simulation.

    Ansys Workbench for Thermal Analysis

    Average knowledge of Catia V5, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor

     

     

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Package

     

     

     

     

    Driving licence

    European car and motorcycle driving licence [A,B]

     



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