Work at Aerospacelab

Mechanics- Mechanical Engineer



Full Time

Aerospacelab is a “new space” scale-up founded in 2018 in Belgium, counting ~140 employees. The company’s vision is to enhance efficiency across markets by making geospatial intelligence both actionable and affordable. With the objective of becoming the European leader in satellite-based intelligence and provision of microsatellite platforms, Aerospacelab follows a vertically integrated approach, developing expertise both in upstream and downstream markets. The group is composed of a holding company in Belgium controlling wholly owned subsidiaries in France and Switzerland. Aerospacelab designs and manufactures microsatellites, operates constellations of satellites to generate data, and develops processing toolchains to extract and deliver actionable insights to end-users across various sectors.

Aerospacelab is currently growing its technical team in Lausanne (Switzerland) and is looking for a Mechanical engineer to strengthen its capabilities in this field. You will support and be responsible for any tasks linked to structure and assembly, as well as for mechanisms design and testing, following processes and good practices established by the HQ in Belgium. You will supervise external partners’ works and will team with the Electronics engineer to achieve compliance and delivery of electromechanical systems

Start date : ASAP

Duties :

  • Support mechanical subsystems design for space missions, with emphasize on rotative mechanisms with high rotation rate and very long lifetime.
  • Support all aspects of the development chain: design, integration, test, operations, and maintenance
  • Support design reviews to ensure requirements, interface and good practice compliance with the others teams and subsystems.
  • Manage external partners and control the delivery and the quality of outsourced works.
  • Develop and perform test plans.
  • Create all the necessary documentation relative to progress, user interface, test campaign and specifications.

Must have :

  • MSc or PhD in mechanical engineering
  • Knowledge of space environment and its constraints (vacuum, vibration loads, temperature gradient, radiation, …)
  • Good capacity to learn fast new skills.
  • Ability to switch quickly between tasks and projects.
  • SolidWorks proficiency
  • Fluent in English
  • Permit to work in Switzerland

Nice to have : 

  • Experience in electromechanical systems for space applications
  • Experience in FEA
  • French and/or German

Joining Aerospacelab : 

  • Build your own career path
  • Direct impact on the growth trajectory of the company
  • Flat hierarchy
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Flexible ways of working
  • Salary package consistent with your experience


Why work at Aerospacelab?

You will work on satellites that will fly before your retirement. Be part of the « new space » industry and its challenges. Surround yourself with smart and innovative people. No dumb managers, no stupid tools to use. Take a lot of responsibility if you can handle.
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