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    Job Description
    TitleComponent Engineer
    Job code00387
    Job posted on18/07/2017 (modified on 24/07/2017)
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Component Engineer

    You will be based at our client’s premises in Noordwijk, Netherlands. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    This position involves extensive work to be performed in the ESTEC EEE Component Laboratory. Thus, expertise in general laboratory practices are mandatory.

    In addition the following tasks are to be followed:

    Provide expertise in the field of Passive Components, Discrete Semiconductors for RF and non-RF, Complex Microcircuits for Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal and Microwave, Hybrid Technology, Micropackaging, Optoelectronics and Micro-/Nano-Systems (proficiency in at least 4 of the above).

    Carry out Failure Analysis tasks and other analysis tasks as required.

    Prepare reports on the analysis tasks as required.

    Support and advice concerning the performance of analysis tasks sub-contracted to external laboratories.

    Provide related technical support on EEE components to ESA projects and other D/TEC divisions in the area of hybrid technology.

    Provide technical assistance in the definition and to the management of ESA Technology programmes in the field of hybrid technology.

    Provide technical input to the formulation, review and maintenance of the technical standards and specifications relating to the evaluation and capability approval of hybrid manufacturers.

    Provide technical assistance in the formulation and monitoring of Capability Approval programmes for hybrid manufacturers.

    Support ISO certification activities.


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    Applicants should have:

    Master’s degree in Engineering or physics

    Proficiency in EEE Component electrical measurement techniques is required.

    Knowledge of SEM, FIB and x-ray tomography is advantageous.

    The position is for a EEE Component Engineer however, additional metallurgical background is advantageous.

    Fluency in English is necessary for reporting, knowledge of other European languages is an asset


    The candidate should have good inter-personal communication skills and high motivation to work in a multi-disciplinary and international environment with confidence and autonomy.

    The working language is English. Fluency in this language is required.

    Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

    REFERENCE: 00387

    LOCATION: Noordwijk, Netherlands


    CLOSING DATE: 11th August 2017

    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
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