Technical support for high altitude rocket projects

  • Full Time
  • Posted 5 months ago
  • Salary: up to pay group 9a TVöD
  • Very good knowledge of German (spoken and written). Good knowledge of English (spoken and written). Willingness to repeat business trips of several weeks, also abroad. Willingness to check security.

Company Details

DLR Institute of Space Systems designs and analyses future spacecraft and space missions (launchers, orbital and exploration systems, and satellites), and assesses them with regard to their technical performance and cost. It applies state-of-the-art methods of multi-disciplinary engineering in system design and analysis

Technical support for high altitude rocket projects

Rocket technician

Your mission:

The Mobile Missile Base (MORABA) of the Space Operations and Astronaut Training facility conducts high-altitude missile and balloon missions for scientific purposes. The goal is the efficient and affordable provision of unique research opportunities for researchers from all over Europe, particularly in the areas of atmospheric, microgravity and hypersonic research, but also astronomy. MORABA concentrates the key competencies in the areas of electronics, radio frequency technology, aero and flight dynamics as well as mechanics in an interdisciplinary department. Become part of the “Launch Services” group and support the development of new launch systems, introduction of flight dynamics analyzes, operation of mobile launch systems, integration of launch systems and payloads at the launch site and launch implementation.

They take on the following tasks:

  • Design, modification, construction, test and operation of electronic subsystems for rocket launcher and payload support systems according to the rough specifications of the engineers
  • Design, construction, test and operation of electronic assemblies as well as the creation of work instructions for tests and operational operations during high-altitude missile missions, including flight into space
  • Maintenance, calibration and control of the mobile launch pad

Your qualification:

  • State-certified technician in electrical engineering or comparable fields
  • Completed technical training, e.g. electronics technician for devices and systems
  • Experience in training and / or as a technician
  • Good expertise in general electrical engineering
  • Experience in building electronic circuits and assemblies
  • Knowledge of the Windows operating system
  • Good knowledge in the use of MS Office programs
  • Very good knowledge of German (spoken and written)
  • Good knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Willingness to repeat business trips of several weeks, also abroad
  • Willingness to check security
  • Approval for activities according to the ESA standard (SMT, LFV, BGA) is an advantage
  • Programming knowledge in Simatic S7 advantageous
  • Programming skills in C and Python desirable

Your start:

Look forward to an employer who appreciates your commitment and promotes your development through a wide range of qualification and training opportunities. Our unique work environment offers you design freedom and an incomparable infrastructure in which you can achieve your mission. Compatibility of private life, family and work as well as equal opportunities for people of all genders (m / f / d) are an important part of our personnel policy. We prefer applications from severely disabled people if they are suitably qualified.

Beginning July 1, 2020
Duration initially 2 years

Technical contact person
Frank Scheuerpflug
Tel .: +49 8153 28-3649

“Top research needs excellent minds at all levels – especially more women! Start with us, we look forward to your application” Your Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund – Chairman of the Board


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