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    Job Description
    TitleSpaceflight Instrumentation Mechanical CAD Engineer
    Job posted on03/05/2016 (modified on 17/05/2016)
    LocationMilton Keynes
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Contract typeTemp/contract
    Start dateimmediately
    SalaryBetween £31656 and £41255 per year
    Job Description

    Spaceflight Instrumentation Mechanical CAD Engineer


    Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Sciences

    £31,656 - £41,255; Ref: 12141

    Based in Milton Keynes

    Temporary contract until 31 July 2020


    The Open University (OU) has an international reputation for building pioneering space instrumentation: the first scientific sensor to touch Titan (Cassini-Huygens); the first European Mars lander (Beagle 2); the first in-situ chemical analysis on a comet (Rosetta Philae).

    Now we are developing instruments for future ESA missions and you will work within a multidisciplinary team drawn from scientists at the OU and engineers within collaborating companies, to design and develop cutting edge instruments for these missions.

    You will liaise with scientists to develop design concepts, and iterate these to produce 3D models of selected design solutions. You will apply relevant standards and practices to ensure that the instrumentation will perform in the space (or laboratory test) environment. You will perform appropriate mechanical analyses to support your designs. You will produce 2D manufacturing drawings and subsequently support the incoming inspection of the resulting hardware.

    You will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, or hold equivalent experience in engineering or a related science subject, and have experience of 3D modeling, preferably with Finite Element Analysis and experience of a current major CAD package (Siemens NX, Catia Pro/Engineer or equivalent). You will have demonstrable ability to communicate and work with others from a wide range of backgrounds, with a logical and rigorous approach to work. You will be familiar with the specific challenges of engineering for space applications and the space environment.


    Closing date: 19 May 2016

     Interview date: TBC


    For detailed information and how to apply go to, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator Michelle Gallacher or email quoting the reference number.


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    CompanyOpen University
    Contact nameMichelle Gallacher
    Addressnot applicable
    United Kingdom
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