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    Job Description
    TitleMaterials and Processes Engineer
    Job codeSC / J 3140
    Job posted on13/06/2018
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

     

    Summary

    An opportunity for an experienced Materials Engineer to work onsite at ESTEC for Telespazio VEGA UK.

     

    Objective

    To act as Materials and Processes Focal Point for defined ESA projects and to contribute as an expert in Non-Metallic materials such as carbon-fibre reinforced composites or polymers and/or Metallic materials such as AI-alloys and Ti-alloys. Particular focus shall be participation in programmatic reviews/MPCBs/NRBs/NCRs resolution.

     

    Responsibilities / Duties

    Duties will include but are not limited to:

    Act as Project Focal Point with a non-metallic materials and processes expert role for defined ESA projects, reporting to the Projects Engineering as well as Product Assurance and Safety Managers, including participation to Projects meetings, reviews and audits;

    Support Materials and Processes reviews, Materials and Processes Control Boards (MPCB’s) and participate as Engineering and/or PA Board Member in ESA Programme reviews milestones (including PRRs, SRRs, PDRs, CDRs, QARs, FRRs, etc.);

    Review Declared Materials, Parts and Processes Lists (DMLs, DPLs, and DMPLs) as well as RFAs, RFDs/RFWs;

    Provide expertise in processing/production, testing, and performance evaluation of carbon-fibre reinforced composites.

    Provide expertise in processing (e.g. joining, surface treatments), testing, and performance evaluation of metallic materials (e.g. Al-alloys, Ti-alloys).

    Provide expertise in processing of polymeric materials and their joining technologies.

    Coordinate laboratory activities supporting specific Projects requests;

    Coordinate laboratory characterisation and verification for space use on spacecraft and launchers, supporting specific Projects requests, of a variety of non-metallic materials (including but not limited to polymers and carbon fibre reinforced composites) and/or metallic materials as well as all associated manufacturing processes;

    Support major Projects Non-Conformances Review Board activities and, if agreed, support the performance of failure analysis and failure investigation in cooperation with laboratories.

     

    Qualifications / Experience

    At least Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant physical science or engineering subject, preferably materials engineering, materials science or another related field.

    Good experience in general materials test methodologies and especially experience in mechanical testing and fatigue life assessment and experience in defining and executing test plans for materials qualification and process validation.

    Capability to take decisions for selection of materials and processes for Space Applications.

    Demonstrated background in material & processes evaluation for newly qualified processes and industrial experience in non-metallic materials and/or metallic materials and associated manufacturing and applied processes, preferably covering aerospace hardware and R&D;

    Knowledge of ESA materials and processes related requirements is a strong asset;

    Experience in ESA or other Space related projects is a strong asset;

    Understanding of space missions related requirements and capability to propose verification methods including testing, analysis, inspections;

    Materials laboratory hands-on experience related to non-metallic materials and/or metallic materials and manufacturing processes characterisation/verification and failure investigation is an advantage.

     

    Essential Skills                                

    Good English language skills;

    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to present and effectively communicate quality system processes;

    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.

     

    Further Details        

    All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early.  We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

     

    Location of the position is ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

     

    Benefits

    Competitive Package

     

    Security

    In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

     

     

    Web Pagehttp://telespazio-vega.com/careers/vacancies/
    Contact information
    CompanyTelespazio VEGA UK Ltd
    Contact nameLouise Rees
    Address350 Capability Green
    Luton
    United Kingdom
    LU1 3LU
    Phone+44 (0)1582 399000
    Fax+44 (0)1582 728686
    Emailcareers@telespazio.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.telespazio-vega.com


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