For our customer, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are seeking an experienced EEE Component Engineer to work at ESA’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
You will be assigned to ESA/ESTEC’s (Space Component) Requirements and Standards Section within the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.
The Section provides engineering and administrative support to the Agency's European Cooperation for Space Standardisation (ECSS standardisation activities and its European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) components standardisation and qualification programme.
The section is responsible to provide ESCC secretariat functions, managing the ESCC specifications system for space components, qualifying and certifying components and manufacturers, publishing the ESCC Qualified Parts List (QPL), Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) and Process Capability Approval (PCA), performing associated quality assurance activities including audits of manufacturers and nonconformance follow-up managing the European Preferred Parts List (EPPL) and its publication, managing ESCIES.org, spacecomponents.org and supported web tools.
As ‘Component Engineer’ you will provide expertise, at least in one (or more) of the following fields:
Discrete Semiconductors for RF and non-RF
Complex Microcircuits for Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal and Microwave
Reliability of the related technologies
R&D trends and the industrial landscape.
The specific tasks of the position are:
Supporting the ESCC core executive functions covering the custody and management of the ESCC (European Space Components Coordination);
Provide expert engineering support to the ESCC standardisation and qualification programme;
Support studies in the area of components standardisation;
Supporting components evaluation and qualification programmes, non-conformance and failure investigations;
Assessing existing and novel standards associated with component technologies for future space applications;
Supporting project-specific activities in the selection, characterisation, verification, approval and application of parts listed in the ESCC QPL/QML/PCA/EPPL;
Supporting the ESCC working groups, Component Technology Boards and the Space Components Steering Board for all activities related to components standardisation when applicable;
Monitor Failure and Constructional Analyses tasks at the ESTEC component laboratory;
Perform components manufacturers Audits.
This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
The requested start of work is October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Qualifications & Competencies
The successful candidate shall have:
A Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or (solid state) Physics or related specialization.
At least 4 years of relevant professional work experience, ideally acquired in the space industry.
Demonstrated background and experience in EEE component technologies in terms of constituent materials, production technology, test equipment, test tools, test methods and standards (industrial and standardisation bodies), laboratory techniques, laboratory equipment, laboratory work and procedures including common health and safety regulations.
Proficiency in EEE component electrical measurement techniques is required.
Knowledge of general component laboratory practices.
Specific expertise in at least 4 of the following fields is required, the remainder are desirable:
Discrete Semiconductors for RF and non-RF;
Complex Microcircuits for Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal and Microwave;
Prior knowledge and experience with QA activities and audits would be useful.
Specific prior experience with ESA’s ESCC processes would be an advantage.
What can Terma Offer?
At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.
Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.
Great opportunities for training and personal development
Challenges in advanced technical environment
International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
Highly competitive salary
Support on re-location (if applicable)
Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.
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Closing date: September 26th 2021
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