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     Date Submitted:10-09-2013
     Last Modified:16-01-2017 (07:58)
    Job information
     Current job:AIT/AIV Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAIT/AIV engineer; Environmental Test Campaign; Alignment; System Engineering

    Working experience

    Dates: 06/2014 – present

    Occupation or position held: AIT/AIV Engineer for OHB System - Bremen

    Main activities and responsibilities:

    (from 01/2015 - present)

    AIT/AIV Engineer for EDRS-C: Environmental Test Campaign preparation: test planning, work packages definition, writing of satelite level test specifications and procedures, instrumentation plans

    Alignment plan preparation: planning and definition of system level test activities throughout phase D

    Support for mechanical and electrical integration activities in the clean room

    (from 03/2016 to 06/2016)

    Shift lead for SmallGeo HAG1 thermal vacuum test: supervising the shift team and coordinating between various disciplines (thermal engineering, platform and payload operators, test facility), taking care of the lead test procedure, as well as the data and non-conformances reporting

    (from 06/2014 to 12/2014)

    AIT Lead - mechanical focal point for SmallGeo HAG1: Coordination tasks for mechanical team, preparation of integration procedures, support for mechanical integration activities, support for alignment test

    Name and address of employer: OHB System AG, Universitätsallee 27-29, 28359 Bremen, Germany

    Dates: 10/2010 – 05/2014

    Occupation or position held: Thermo-mechanical AIT Engineer for Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A.

    Main activities and responsibilities: AIT Engineer for: BepiColombo STM, PFM, Bepicolombo ARA EQM, and EXPERT PFM programs

    Preparation of test specifications, test procedures, integration procedures

    Test conductor for: mass properties tests at system level, thermal vacuum/thermal balance tests, alignment measurement tests, unit integration, dynamic release tests, structure elements integration

    Mechanical Ground Segment Equipment (MGSE) engineer for ATV FM3 program

    Name and address of employer: Randstad Italia S.p.A., via Trucchi 25, 10078 Venaria Reale  - Turin, Italy

    Dates:03/2010 – 10/2010

    Occupation or position held: Quality&Processes – Internship

    Main activities and responsibilities: Non-conformances report management, human error analysis, first article Inspection

    Name and address of employer: Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., Via Saccomuro 24, 00131 Rome, Italy

    Dates: 10/2006 – 03/2009

    Occupation or position held: Scholarship holder

    Main activities and responsibilities: Tutoring and teaching mathematics, calculus, analytic geometry to first and second year students of engineering and architecture

    Name and address of employer: Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy



    Education and training

    Dates: 03/2007 - 07/2009

    Title of qualification: Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale (mark: 100/110)

    Thesis title: “Development of a Matlab tool for Alenia Aeronautica for structural dynamics data processing”

    Principal subjects: Theoretical and experimental aerodynamics, theory of machines, applied mathematics, science of elastic bodies, structural dynamics and mechanics of an aircraft

    Organization: Politecnico di Torino, Facoltà di Ingegneria I

    Level in international classification: Laurea specialistica/Master of Engineering

    Dates: 09/2003 - 03/2007

    Title of qualification: Laurea in Ingegneria Aerospaziale, (mark: 104/110)

    Thesis title: “Motion of a gyro in the curved spacetime. NASA experiment Gravity B.”

    Principal subjects: Theoretical aerogasdynamics, theory of machines, applied mathematics, analytical mechanics, science of elastic bodies

    Organization: Politecnico di Torino – Facoltà di Ingegneria I

    Level in international classification: Laurea triennale/Bachelor of Engineering

    Dates: June 2005

    Title of qualification: First Certificate of English (FCE), with mark “B”

    Organization: University of Cambridge



    Personal skill and competences

    Mother tongue: Italian

    Other languages: English: C1,  German: A2


    Technical skills and competences

    Tools for mechanical integration

    Theodolites, Laser trackers

    ECSS standards

    Security clearance

    Years of experience of working in Clean room environment from ISO 8 to up to ISO 5

    Competent with SpatialAnalyzer, Matlab/Simulink

    Experience with CATIA and Solidworks, MS Project, MS Visio, DOORS

    Competent with Microsoft operative systems ranging from Windows 95 to Windows 10

    Competent with Microsoft Office and (Sun Microsystems) suites


    Social skills and competences

    Excellent ability to work in team, acquired through various team projects

    Strong precision and punctuality

    Good adapting skills



    Driving licenses

    A1, B

    Crane operator

    Aerial platforms (3a, 3b)

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