Latest Space News
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:44:33 +0000
About 2,220 active-duty soldiers, reservists and civilians make up the “space forces” under the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:06:33 +0000
Earth-i, a British startup planning to provide high-resolution images and video of the Earth, has awarded a contract to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) for its initial set of satellites.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:33:31 +0000
Astroscale, a company developing technologies for removing orbital debris, announced Nov. 21 it has awarded a contract to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to develop one part of an upcoming demonstration mission.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:28:56 +0000
A former U.S. under secretary of defense and retired Air Force vice chief discuss the Air Force's "assured access" policy in the age of SpaceX and Blue Origin.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:19:26 +0000
The Swedish government has commissioned a feasibility study on the possibility to adapt the country’s Esrange Space Center to launch small satellites.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:41:11 +0000
“We will increase our cadence next year about 50 percent,” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO, told SpaceNews in an interview last week. “We’ll fly more next year than this year, knock on wood, and I think we will probably level out at about that rate, 30 to 40 per year.”
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:58:51 +0000
Will the United States see peer competitor militaries expand more aggressively into outer space? The answer lies in gray zone tactics and space militias.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:14:14 +0000
Although Iceye is best known for plans to gather Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data with microsatellites, “Iceye has done and continues to do aerial SAR imagery as one of our services,” said Iceye CEO Rafal Modrzewski.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:44:57 +0000
Network service providers are fed up with satellite operators going around them to sell capacity straight to their customers.
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:50:44 +0000
Gen. Hyten: “I watch what our adversaries do. I see them moving quickly into the space domain, and I see our country not moving fast, and that causes me concern."
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:54:18 +0000
Ukraine has become an important customer for Luxembourg-based SES.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:55:56 +0000
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation, the organization funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, is examining the feasibility of a private mission to a moon of Saturn.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:07:55 +0000
A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency project is being touted as a major step in the transition of on-orbit services from experiment to reality, and ultimate commercial success.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:56:22 +0000
Having achieved its original goal of taking images of the entire planet every day, Planet is now focusing on developing machine learning capabilities to convert that imagery into actionable, and lucrative, insights.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:01:37 +0000
Satellite fleet operator SES, the industry partner whose support Intelsat and Intel need the most for their proposal to open C-band the U.S. has designated for satellites to 5G wireless networks hungry for more spectrum, is willing to go along with the plan, but with one major caveat: not the whole band.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:08:14 +0000
The follow-on system has been discussed as an opportunity to exploit commercial space industry advances and design a lower cost system, possibly with a larger number of satellites that could more easily replaced if attacked.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:32:12 +0000
Virgin Orbit announced Nov. 16 that it has received its first launch contract for a LauncherOne mission from a Defense Department agency.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:31:45 +0000
The president of SpaceX said she expects the company would receive additional funding from the U.S. government to support the development of its large reusable launch system.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:51:09 +0000
An agreement announced Nov. 15 brings together a space company looking to grow its capabilities with a government seeking to expand its presence in the space industry.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:34:18 +0000
As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s closes its window Nov. 15 for comments on how to better allocate mid-band spectrum, Intelsat says its proposal to clear customers from portions of the satellite industry’s prized C-band in certain parts of the United States has been misconstrued by its detractors.
More space news...
18216 cvs - 964 jobs


  • HOME

  • HOME
  • Product Assurance (PA) Engineer



    BACK to the Job Search

    Job Description
    TitleProduct Assurance (PA) Engineer
    Job codeDB-AS-0102
    Job posted on21/12/2015
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    We are looking to recruit for our client a:

    Product Assurance (PA) Engineer

    This is a permanent position at our client’s headquarters in Munich, Germany. In this Small to Medium Enterprise you will find an excellent and modern working environment with very challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    Depending on the qualification, the post-holder will perform following items 1&4, or lead 1&2 + 4, or partly 1&4 + 2&3:


    1.     Product Assurance on project level

    2.     Quality Assurance on company level including lead of internal/external

    3.     PA/QA staff Quality Management System of HPS group

    4.     Technical Support in R&D projects.

    The focus of the respective products and developments is in the area of reflector antennas, lightweight structures, deployable structures, thermal hardware such as multilayer insulation for space applications. The main tasks of the post include the following:

    Project Product Assurance:

    ·       Lead, planning and conductance of PA/QA tasks dedicated to a specific project

    ·       Definition of subcontractor- and supplier PA tasks, supplier evaluation

    ·       Control of subcontractor- and supplier PA and monitoring of procurement activities

    ·       Material, parts and processes assurance (internal/exernal)

    ·       Definition and coordination of inspection program

    ·       Planning and conductance of MIPS and KIPS

    ·       Analysis of request for proposals and preparation of such w.r.t. PA activities

    ·       Identifying critical development problems and trace their resolution

    ·       Supervision of material characterization campaigns up to subsystem level test campaigns

    ·       Evaluation of test results and elaboration of conclusions, definition of consequences

    ·       Monitoring of qualification status

    ·       Non-conformance control, reporting, processing and management (same for RFW/RFD)

    ·       Preparation of project PA documentation (e.g. PA Plan, Cleanliness Control, Plan, etc)

    ·       Review and signature of project documents

    ·       Configuration management and control.

    Company Quality Manager:

    ·       Control of conformance of work with company’s quality management system

    ·       Control, coordination and support of PA and inspection personnel

    ·       Top-level monitoring of R&D and project activities

    ·       Control and management of corrective and preventive actions on company level

    ·       Control the status and effectiveness of the lessons learnt process and database

    ·       Check calibration status of equipment, tools, facilities

    ·       Planning and performance of internal and external audits

    ·       Staff training on quality management system.

    Quality Management System Responsible:

    ·       Lead of Quality Management Handbook and QMS procedures; issue of updates

    ·       Continuous improvement of company’s quality management system

    ·       Supervision of Company Quality Manager of HPS-Portugal

    ·       Check, control and improve synergies of HPS Germany and HPS Portugal processes

    ·       Lead of preparation of annual Management Review Summary Report (D & PT).

    Technical Support for Research & Development Projects:

    ·       Investigation of specific technical subjects and challenges in the area of materials, coatings, space environment like radiation and EMC, testing, process definition, etc.

    ·       Technical support to project team to find solutions

    ·       Technical shadow engineering to subcontractor/supplier materials and products

    ·       Supplier research and database maintenance support

    ·       Elaboration of respective documentation.


    Your Profile:


    The following are essential qualifications / qualities of the successful candidate:

    ·       More than 5 years of experience in QA/PA jobs

    ·       Technical background in at least one of the following disciplines: lightweight structures, CFRP composite structures, deployable structures, antennas, thermal subsystems

    ·       Experienced in as much as possible of the following items material qualification processes, radiation effects and analysis, space debris, thruster impacts, reliability analysis, FMECA/FMEA, REACH.

    ·       Constructive ideas for failure detection and systematic approach to manage NCs

    ·       Knowledge in space flight hardware projects

    ·       Knowledge about ESA ECSS standards

    ·       Very good knowledge in English (writing and speaking)

    ·       MS office S/W tools (minimum: MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point, MS Project).

    ·       University degree.


    Desirable Assets

    The following are desirable:

    ·       An asset would be knowledge in items like spacecraft and payload structures, CFRP materials, reflector antennas, optical structures, multilayer insulation, radiators, electronic housings, electronics, MGSE, mechanisms, coating, 3D printing, structural design and analysis, thermal design and analysis, kinematic analysis, radiation analysis, production, assembly, alignment, material characterization, environmental testing (static, dynamic, thermal, thermo-elastic, acoustic, metrology), document management, configuration management, contacts in space community.

    ·       Candidates should have the ability to deal with customers, sub-contractors, partner companies and internal staff via excellent soft skills like constructive criticism, insistence, authority, diplomacy and be a representative. Especially in this position candidates should have the ability to work autonomously, effectively and cooperatively in a diverse and international team environment and to define and implement solutions in line with team and individual objectives and project deadlines. In addition, candidates should have good analytical and reporting skills, a proactive attitude to solving problems. Last but not least a high interest in creation and implementation of innovative technologies should be present.

    ·       We appreciate applications from high potentials over 35 years up to very experienced candidates far above 50



    ·       Our Client offers the chance to actively take part in the growth of an international operating company but still keeping the friendly working environment of an SME (Small/Medium Enterprise). All staff is continuously involved in company strategy items and can influence the growth of the company. Improvement suggestions are highly welcome.

    ·       One / Two days travel to different European sites of Customers or subcontractors, or to the daughter company in Porto, Portugal, could be part of the monthly business.

    ·       A fourdayperweek contract might be possible. Self‐responsible flexibility in working time per day is the company culture. Documented in our Quality Management System is not only the goal to deliver high end technology and to maintain financial health of the company, but also a very high degree of employee satisfaction.



    LOCATION: Munich, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 31st January 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to:

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact nameDavid Baynes
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
    Web Page

    View all jobs from Moltek Consultants Ltd >>

    Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2017 Spacelinks
    Web Analytics