Mechanical Test Engineer

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Do you know why it’s called New Space?

ICEYE is building and operating its own commercial constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data already available to customers. These satellites can take images of Earth at any time – even when it’s cloudy or dark. Information derived from these images will help our customers understand the world better and help them make more intelligent decisions. We launched the world’s first SAR microsatellite in January 2018 and have raised $65M in financing to date.

We are a Finnish based international New Space company with employees from roughly 40 countries and subsidiaries in the US, UK and Poland. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts from a range of areas including engineering, software development, and radar technology. We’re innovative, driven, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We don’t listen to people who say it can’t be done: we go and do it!

To support the growth of the company, we are looking for a Mechanical Test Engineer to join the Mechanical team based in the headquarters in Espoo, Finland.

As the Mechanical Test Engineer, you will work closely with other engineers to ensure future improvements to the satellites. In addition to providing practical ideas for component design, you will be involved in activities related to hardware testing, qualification and assembly. The Mechanical Team’s core focus is to design and qualify spacecraft structures and related mechanical hardware.

What you will do:

  • Work closely with “Mech” team members and other engineering teams to improve mechanical hardware.
  • Qualification and testing of satellite mechanical hardware.
  • Design of MGSE (Mechanical Ground Segment Equipment) and flight hardware as required.
  • Tackling challenges present in the new space engineering approach.

What you need to succeed:

  • Either a Bachelor/Master-level degree and/or a vocational diploma in the field of mechanical engineering.
  • Prior experience working with workshop tools (e.g. milling machine, lathe, power tools).
  • Prior experience in Autodesk Inventor (or ability to switch from a similar design app).
  • Solid understanding of aerospace materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Solid understanding of mechanical concepts, including vibration dynamics, statics, mechanics of materials, etc.
  • 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and other documentation.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • All-hands-on-deck teamwork approach.

Nice to have:

  • Experience in space systems.
  • Willingness to manage small projects.
  • Working knowledge of Finnish.
  • Current driver’s license.

Our perks and benefits:

  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • Occupational healthcare, occupational and private insurance
  • A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (i.e. on sport, transport, wellness, lunch, etc.)
  • Relocation support (i.e. flight tickets, accommodation, relocation buddy program)
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
  • Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enabling you to focus
  • Regular internal events for employees (e.g. sports events, team-building events, parties etc.)
  • A wide variety of best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission

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