We are looking for a Thermal & Mechanical Testing Technician (E2) to join our Modis Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands.
Modis Aerospace is a specialized Engineering consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience providing aerospace Engineers to our key partners in The Netherlands. Modis is a long-standing business partner of the European Space Agency (ESA), with more than 120 employees recruited from across Europe currently supporting ESA’s activities.
General tasks to be performed:
Support projects and external customers in the domain of thermal and mechanical experimental verification and environmental testing of small scale space equipment in facilities of the Mechanical Systems Laboratory (MSL).
He/she will be involved in all activities related to preparation, execution, and evaluation and reporting under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Manager.
Support the development and the maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure and equipment.
Ensure compliance with ISO 9001 for operational work and support the definition and maintenance of working (maintenance) procedures for the laboratory facilities.
Make regular progress reports.
Provide adequate documentation, covering all tasks above.
To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:
At least a Bachelor degree in relevant discipline (Thermal Engineering or equivalent)
Knowledge and practical experience of thermal/mechanical testing of space equipment, associated measurement techniques, and vacuum technologies are important assets;
Specific knowledge and experience in vibration testing is an asset.
Strong background in environmental testing and thermal verification by test.
Proven experience in the area of testing with evidence of work in a laboratory and within a team of engineers and technicians.
Knowledge of ISO 9001 and 17025 quality systems is an asset.
Proven experience in the area of laboratory maintenance & calibration & data acquisition
The European Space Agency (ESA) has sites in several European countries. The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) is the largest site and the technical heart of ESA. This nursery of European space activities is located in Noordwijk, Netherlands.
At ESTEC, about 2500 engineers, technicians and scientists work hands-on with mission design, spacecraft and space technology.
Almost all ESA projects - except launchers - are managed from ESTEC. In Noordwijk, people work on science missions, manned space missions, Earth observation, telecommunications and navigation satellites.
ESTEC provides extensive testing facilities to verify the proper operation of spacecraft, such as the Large Space Simulator (LSS), acoustic and electromagnetic testing bays, multi-axis vibration tables and the ESA Propulsion Laboratory (EPL).
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before 04/06/2019