Mechanical Design Office Technician

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Starting July 2017 Sapienza will be providing support to all aspects of ESA’s Engineering Support to Technical and Quality Management, including positions within the Testing Facilities!

  • Design and analysis of mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the environmental test facilities of the ESTEC Test Centre and the ESTEC laboratories, including Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE).
  • Support to the procurement of mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the ESTEC Test Centre, including the drafting of statement of work and technical specifications.
  • Participation in design reviews, supervision of manufacturing and progress meetings.
  • Support to Test Centre Customer and ESTEC laboratories for the definition and verification of test setup
  • Support to the development and maintenance of the 3D CAD models of the ESTEC Test Centre facilities
  • Support to the ESTEC Test Centre investment, maintenance and study activities in the mechanical domain
Ideal Candidate: 
  • MSc or BSc Engineering degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering or equivalent in relevant field;
  • At least 4 years of previous relevant practical working experience in design, operation and maintenance of environmental test facilities used for space hardware
  • Proven knowledge and familiarity with CATIA and NASTRAN-Patran
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.
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