AIT - Senior MAIT Mechanical Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

Your mission
Here at the The Exploration Company we are developing, producing, and operating Nyx, a modular and reusable space orbital vehicle that can eventually be refueled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.

We want you as a talented Senior MAIT mechanical Engineer to help us in our mission by making sure that ​NYX can be integrated.

You will be successful in this role if you are able to help us:
  • Handling the setup of the MAIT facility in Munich 
  • Supporting the setup of the MAIT processes for The Exploration Company
  • Prepare, execute and manage the mechanical integration and tests of our space vehicles

In your capacity as Senior MAIT mechanical Engineer, your role will be continuously evolving, but day to day your duties will include:
  • You will be supporting the procurement of the specific MGSE / FGSE that will have been internally designed
  • You will be supporting the Purchase of all the equipements (COTS or not) needed to run the assembling activities (Tools, generic GSE) 
  • You will manage the writing of the procedures  detailling the assembly and mechanical setups for tests (in Odoo MES TBC)
  • You will support the head of AIT to hire engineers and technicians who will support us to run these activities
  • You will be responsible for the execution of these operations and we expect you to lead other mechanical engineers and technicians but also to support the execution of the operations
  • You will be largely involved in the resolutions of anomalies happening during the integration and tests.  
  • You will manage the reports to be done at the end of the operations/tests
  • You will give your feedback and report on any blockage or problem during the AIT and will work to propose improvements and fixes. 
What we would love to see from you
In the role of Senior MAIT mechanical Engineer ideally, you will have the following:
  • Engineering degree (Master or PhD) in mechanical science or equivalent
  • Experience in setting up an MAIT facility, especially wrt mechanical aspects
  • Experience in the AIT of aerospace vehicles
  • Organised and rigourous
  • Hands-on approach
  • Inventive and problem solver, team spirit
Skills and Behaviours 
  • Leadership skills 
  • Strong organizing and prioritization of tasks
  • Positive and flexible attitude to get the job done
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the business
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with The Exploration Company’s core values of Commitment, Innovation, Trust, Quality, and Teamwork
Why you should join us
What makes us special here at The Exploration Company and why we think you will enjoy working here is:
  • We’re Agile - we make decisions fast whilst keeping our goals and systems in mind.
  • We’re Open and Collaborative - we are transparent about risks and obstacles, so that we can cooperate together to overcome them.
  • We have a lot of Fun - we refuel our energy knowing we are democracing space. It’s a wonderful and rare   opportunity, are YOU up for the challenge?
We'd love to hear from you if you wish to be a part of our journey. Please submit your CV now for immediate consideration and we will be in touch shortly.

The Exploration Company is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Relocation assistance is provided for those willing to relocate including visa sponsorship where applicable. 
About us
The Exploration Company develops, produces and operates Nyx, a modular and reusable orbital vehicle that can eventually be refuelled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.

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