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 www3.open.ac.uk/employment, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator Michelle Gallacher or email Science-Recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.
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