Senior Opto Mechanical Engineer

Senior Opto Mechanical Engineer

SSTL - Surrey Satellite Technology

Guildford, United Kingdom

The opto-mechanical design team seeks an enthusiastic and committed Engineer to support the design, analysis, test and assembly of optical payloads.

Engineers at SSTL have involvement on a mission right from concept through to launch, commissioning and operational life; a true cradle to grave experience and will give you the chance to see your work in Space in a rapid timescale! This key role will often sit within the core team of a satellite mission interacting with other technical leads across multiple disciplines to generate the technical solutions for innovative projects.

Key Tasks

Mechanical Engineering Tasks:

  • Working within the Opto-Mechanical design team and with optical, electronic and Systems Engineers to develop working designs for optical systems.
  • Opto-mechanical system design from initial concept to detailed final design using 3D modelling tools.
  • Complete manufacturing drawings to enable the designs to be manufactured
  • Support the integration of the mechanical components in the clean rooms, support optical and environmental testing.
  • Maintain design logs and produce review material.

Analysis Tasks:

  • Undertake thermal, static and dynamic structural analysis of opto-mechanical components and assemblies
  • Analyse optical element surface deflections and provide feedback to optical design engineers.

General Tasks:

  • Management of Work Packages
  • Plan test campaigns, conduct/manage tests, analyse and present results
  • Detailed project planning
  • Support manufacturing activities liaising with suppliers
    • Peer review of other team members work

Previous Experience

  • Demonstrate at least 10 years’ experience on the design, build and test of opto-mechanical systems, preferably as applied to space optical payloads. Experience in other relevant areas of precision engineering may be considered.
  • Relevant experience in some or all of the following areas is essential:
    • Mounting optical components, lenses, mirrors, prisms, filters, detectors etc, kinematic mounting principles
    • Materials and manufacturing processes
    • Precision engineering in harsh environments
    • Mechanical design using 3D CAD
    • Integration and test
    • FE analysis
    • Report writing
    • Costing and subcontracting
    • Customer liaison
    • Operation in a quality assured environment
    • Experience of mechanical testing
    • Delivery of work packages

Qualifications Knowledge & Skills

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar. Excellent analytical skills
  • Competent user of FEA package such as ANSYS Workbench or similar
  • Familiarity with Zernike polynomials applied to Opto-mechanical design using Sigfit or similar software
  • Competent use of CAD (SolidWorks or Similar)
  • Knowledge of drawing practice to BS8888
  • A good understanding of the principles and practices of FEA
  • Confidence to solve stress, kinematics, vibration and thermal analysis problems from first principles and the ability to grasp new technical concepts quickly.
  • Proven effective communication with project managers and customers
  • Flexible; able to work on a variety of projects
  • Good management, people and presentation skills
  • Good team working skills and communication skills
  • Ability to plan and manage own work responsible for budgets and delivery of work meeting project deadlines
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project
  • Able to demonstrate company mindsets and behaviours; Be accountable, Drive & delivery, Communicate effectively, Self-manage effectively, Work as one team

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