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     Date Submitted:08-04-2019
     Last Modified:09-04-2019 (07:16)
    Job information
     Current job:Mechanisms and Structures Engineer, Account Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsExperienced mechanisms and structures engineer with FEA skills. Degrees also in space physics and astrobiology



    University of Turku

                   Time:        2014 – 2019

                   Degree:     B.Sc. Physics Applied Physics (main: space physics and instrumentation, sec:astrobiology)


    Turku University of Applied Sciences

                   Time:        1991 - 1994

                   Degree:     B.Sc. Engineering (machine automation and robotics)


    Work experience


    R&D engineer

    Company:       Aboa Space Research Oy

    Date:              12 / 2016 – continues

    Description:    Product weight optimization, strength analysis, mechanisms and structural design, prototype manufacturing and radiation dose calculation for small satellites

    Participated     X-Ray Flux Monitor for CubeSats (Isaware / European Space Agency), BepiColombo SIXS (European Space Agency), Son of X-Shooter (European Southern Observatory - NTT telescope), HomeGage (Neurotar)


    Research Assistant

    Company:    University of Turku, Space Research Laboratory

    Date:      5 / 2016 – continues

    Description:      Design and development of the charged particle detectors and several other space weather related instruments. Work includes structure and mechanisms design, simulation, prototype manufacturing and testing. Strength analysis, electric field and particle tracing simulations using Comsol Multiphysics and SolidWorks. Radiation dose calculation for small satellites.

    Participated     Asteroid Spectral Imaging Mission (ASPECT) CubeSat, Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space (FORESAIL-1 and 2)


    Project manager / Technical consultant

    Company:    PLMGroup Finland Ltd.

    Date:          5 / 2008 – 10 / 2016

    Description:   Design automation and customer SolidWorks-projects, teaching of structural analysis (FEM) using SolidWorks Simulation-software and Tacton product configurator


    Design engineer

    Company:    Cadring Oy

    Date:       4 / 2007 – 5 / 2008

    Description:     Bus frame design in Volvo Busses Finland, Design of steel frame structures and door and latch mechanisms, manufacturing method design (cost down project)


    Project manager

    Company:   Accell Fitness / Tunturi Oy Ltd

    Date:      4 / 2005 – 9 / 2006

    Description:   Fitness equipment project management in China including design, assembly and production verification.


    Senior design engineer

    Company:    Wärtsilä Ltd.

    Date:           8 / 2002 – 4 / 2005

    Description:    Design and development of Common Rail - fuel injection system, Solas – fire protection classifications, auxiliary component design including pumps and mechanisms.


    Design engineer

    Company:    Sandvik Tamrock Ltd.

    Date:           2 / 1996 – 7 / 2002

    Description:     Toro T0010-loader design; boom and frame mechanisms, hydraulics, fire protection and automation.


    Design engineer

    Company:    Finnmecanplan Ltd.

    Date:       4 / 1995 – 1 / 1996

    Description:    Valmet in Pansio, paper factory HVAC design, Several different design projects e.g. to Neste, Tampella and Turku shipyard


    Design engineer

    Company:  Wärtsilä Diesel Corp.

    Date:      6 / 1993 – 12 / 1994

    Description:    Tooling design, factory layout-design



    Company:  Jäspi & Mäkinen Ky.

    Date:       6 / 1991 – 12 / 1991

    Description:    All metalwork in press department and CNC -punching machine operation



    Finnish        native

    English        fluent


    IT Skills             

    Engineering and science related software  like Solidworks, Catia, Fusion 360, I-DEAS, Unigraphics, Nastran, SolidWorks Simulation, ESABase, Spenvis, Comsol Multiphysics, Origin

    General office software     Word, Excel, Power Point, Pages, Numbers, Keynote


    Hobbies and other interests

    Metal forging   Certified iron blacksmith focused especially in Damascus-steel (layered metal) and heat treatment , Mokume Gane -metals (diffusion bonded soft metals)             

    Bush craft skills, hiking, swimming

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