Metallic Materials & Processes Engineer

  • Reference NL-HP-4655
  • Location Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • Closing date 09 December 2021
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HE Space is a successful international space company. For nearly 40 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a Metallic Materials & Processes Engineer to support our customer in the Netherlands.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities                 

As part of the Material and Processes section, your technical competence shall cover a wide range of the following materials classes, technologies and responsibilities:

  • Processing, testing, and performance evaluation of metallic and ceramic materials and processes (e.g. Al-alloys, Ti-alloys, steel, SiC) including their surface treatment and joining technologies
  • General understanding of advanced manufacturing technologies, especially additive manufacturing, including correlation between process, structure, and property
  • Act as Project Focal Point with a 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, ECPs, etc.;
  • Perform laboratory characterisation and verification for space use of a variety of materials (including but not limited to aluminium, titanium, steel, etc.) as well as joining techniques and repair (welding, bonding, brazing, etc.), printed circuit boards and electronic assembly;
  • Perform tasks related to the metallurgical assessment of materials in pristine and processed conditions, including metallurgical laboratory characterisation and verification (covering for example mechanical, corrosion/stress-corrosion and thermal testing, fatigue, cold welding, thermal fatigue, among others), failure investigations and drafting of relevant reports;
  • Support major Non-Conformances Review Board activities, perform failure analysis and failure investigation using a variety of laboratory tools (including acoustic microscopy, optical microscopy, confocal microscopy, XRD, X-Ray, NDI etc.) and drafting of related reports;
  • Contribute to the establishment issuing and implementation of standards for the development and the procurement of space grade materials;
  • Participate to the Division/Section R&D strategy definition and implementation, while supporting issuing roadmaps and strategic papers related to the Division/Section disciplines;
  • Support the preparation, issuing and management of the technology roadmaps for advanced metallic materials and processes developments;
  • Support the definition and implementation of the Research and Technology activities in the domain of metallic materials and related manufacturing processes and coating systems;
  • Support the evaluation of proposals for technology R&D activities on their technical merit, consistency and priorities and recommendation for ESA endorsement;
  • Support the coordination of technology R&D activities, monitoring of the procurement implementation, evaluation and reporting of the achieved results and lessons learnt to the relevant ESA Directorates and key Partners;

Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in materials engineering and science, materials physics/metallurgy or another related field, as well as several years’ industrial experience preferably covering aerospace hardware and R&D;
  • Familiarity with ESA Materials and processes related requirements;
  • Understanding of space missions related requirements and capability to propose verification methods including testing, analysis, inspections;
  • Materials laboratory hands-on experience related to metallic materials and manufacturing processes characterisation/verification and failure investigation;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work effectively, autonomously and cooperatively in a diverse and international team environment,
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

This job is located in Noordwijk. We welcome applicants who are available from March 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Tobias Bruns, by clicking on the button “Apply for this job” quoting job NL-HP-4655 before 09-Dec-21.

An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

HE Space recruiting for ESA

Metallic Materials & Processes Engineer

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Tobias Bruns
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