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     Date Submitted:16-07-2015
     Last Modified:22-07-2015 (01:27)
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     Current job:Mechanical and test engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMechanical engineer. I've been working with 3D printers, external companies, designing parts for rovers and I designed a rover test lander platform. Test engineer. I've been setting up two test campaigns for different locomotion tests. Automation

    I am a dedicated mechanical and test engineer with a deep interest in space technologies and overall space missions.

    Professional experience

    ESTEC, Noordwijk                                                                    Belgian National Trainee Programme                                   1 Nov 2013 – current

    ·       During this internship I worked as a mechanical design engineer in the automation and robotics lab. I designed a lander-test-platform and several lightweight structures with CAD software for the rovers in the lab. After the design I guided and followed up on the manufacturing process very closely with internal and external companies.

    ·       I worked together with experts in different fields during the concurrent design engineering studies in the following studies: MarsFast, Phobos Sample return and MAPPER – RDV

    ·        I contributed to R&D activities with one of the rovers considering a new way of moving across difficult terrain called "wheel waking".

    ·        During the first months I was able to attend an electrical course which was followed by an electrical nomination. This Electrical course was implemented to upgrade and inspect all the labs within ESTEC conform the NEN3140 norm.

    ·        The course Spacecraft system engineering and the CDF gave me more detailed insight into the spacecraft design.

    ·        I reviewed and compared several robotic simulation software packages (Robcad, RobotExpert, VREP) and  implemented VREP in the lab and organized a VREP training day within our section.

    ·        I was responsible for the design and organizational aspect field test campaigns in The Netherlands and Germany.

    AVT, Essen (Belgium)                                             Mechanical design engineer                                   07 – 2011 until 10-2011

    ·       Worked on several project as a mechanical design engineer.         

    ·       Worked as a project engineer in an automation project of a phosphoric acid plant.

    June 2013, Ostend, KHBO (association KU Leuven), master electro mechanics, aeronautical engineering.
    June 2012, Oostende, KHBO (association KU Leuven), academic bachelor electro mechanics, bridge year.
    June 2011, Boom, Plantijn, professional bachelor electro mechanics, process engineering,
                           - graduated with distinction and won an award for best final paper of the year.
    June 2008, Kalmthout, Gitok, electro mechanics.

    I never had to do an exam twice during my bachelor and master studies.

    Dutch                       (mother tongue)
    English                    (fluent)
    French                      (very basic)

    Personal and interest

    Cheerful and optimistic personality. I’m team oriented and always willing to learn.
    I am an active member and sailing instructor of the ESTEC’s sailing club.
    Kitesurfing and running is what I like to do in summer.
    Snowboarding and fitness are my main activates  during winter.

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