CV: Development Engineer Technology, Space Flight Projects


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 Date Submitted:21-02-2011
 Last Modified:22-02-2011 (09:17)
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 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


Zurich, 22.02.2011

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