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    Job Description
    TitleMechanisms Engineer
    Job codeRT-C/TEC-MSM/00438
    Job posted on16/04/2018
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationPHD
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    General tasks to be performed

    Mechanisms support to all ESA project directorates with respect to the implementation of space mechanism technologies in current and future missions, including configuration assessments and mission performance evaluation

    Establishment of Statement of Work and Preliminary Requirement Specifications for Mechanism Systems, Individual Mechanisms or Mechanism components dedicated to Technology and Research & Development.

    Perform and support in the role of Mechanism engineer, System Level Mission Definition studies and system conceptual design activities in support of the ESA long term/future mission plans.

    Identification of enabling mechanism and tribological technologies for future ESA missions.

    Support investigations of mechanisms being out of performance, including malfunctions and contingency scenarios.

    Support and contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the Space Mechanisms ECSS Engineering Standards.

    Generation and set-up of appropriate space mechanisms analysis and simulation models using analysis tools based on technical documentation of space mechanisms. Back up and archiving of analysis models for later retrieval.

     

    Specific qualification requirements

    A Master’s degree or equivalent in mechanical or aeronautical engineering.

    Relevant experience within the field of mechanism design, analysis, verification and testing.

    Excellent knowledge in space system engineering, specializing in mechanisms, knowledge of the Space Mechanism ECSS standard and its application to the design and verification of mechanisms, together with a good knowledge of space mechanism testing and verification methodologies and techniques and a good knowledge of related mechanisms numerical analysis tools such as Adams, VirtualLab Motion SIMPACK, Matlab/Simulink, Maxwell, Flux etc.

    Good knowledge specifically of ECSS-E-ST-33-01C-Rev.1 Mechanisms.

    Good knowledge of ESA and its programmes/projects.

    Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work effectively, autonomously and cooperatively in a diverse and international team environment, defining and implementing solutions in line with team and individual objectives, as well as project deadlines.

    Self-motivation, communication, continuous learning, cross-cultural sensitivity.

    Teamwork / team spirit.

     

    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameRecruitment Team
    AddressRue Devant les Hêtres,2
    Bratustraße 7, Darmstadt
    TRANSINNE (SOUTH OF BELGIUM)
    not applicable
    Belgium
    6890
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69
    Emaill.petkov@vitrocisetbelgium.com;jobs@vitrociset.be
    Web Pagehttp://www.vitrocisetbelgium.com


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