System - Materials and Processes 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 Materials and Processes Engineer to help us in our mission by being responsible of the materials and processes used for the design, manufacturing and integration of our Nyx vehicles.

In your capacity as Materials and Processes Engineer, your role will be continuously evolving, but day to day your duties will include:
  • Perform trade studies for technical solutions related to Materials and Processes, including make/buy recommendations.
  • Define, maintain and close the Materials and Processes requirements for Earth and Moon missions, including materials selection, process control and qualification, and processes specification.
  • Support the reviews at all levels of design documentations and specifications to ensure that the ECSS standards are met with regard to Materials and Processes used in spaceflight hardware.
  • Assess whether supplier processes meet Materials and Processes requirements (incl. for qualification and acceptance testing), and if not, provide recommendations.
  • Define and qualify in-house inspection and manufacturing processes.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Vehicle Design team, the MAIT team and the Additive Manufacturing team to ensure an efficient design to manufacturing philosophy, reviewing in particular the CAD and manufacturing drawings to verify that they are compatible with the planned manufacturing processes.
Your profile
In the role of Materials and Processes Engineer ideally, you will have the following:
  • Advanced degree (Master of Science or PhD) in Engineering, aerospace engineering, or another related field; Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science is a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in materials and process engineering, on both composite and metallic products, experience in welding process and fracture control is appreciated
  • Some knowledge in programming (Python, Fortran, Matlab...) is preferred
  • Fluent in English. German and French is an asset
Skills and Behaviours:
  • Strong oral and written communication 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 behaviours consistent with The Exploration Company’s core values of Commitment, Innovation, Trust, Quality, and Teamwork
  • Space enthusiast: ready to change the European space industry
Why us?
Our mission:
At The Exploration Company, we are democratizing space exploration i.e., by making it affordable, available, and open. Our high-impact team is driven by competence, impact, and efficiency. We are doers, team players, and problem solvers.  Our culture is driven by technology, learning by doing, and passion for what we do. 

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 democratizing space. It’s a wonderful and rare opportunity, are YOU up for the challenge?
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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