Mechanical Design Engineer

Company Details

NanoAvionics is a small satellite mission integrator focused on delivering new generation satellite buses and propulsion systems for the satellite applications market. With facilities in North America and Europe, NanoAvionics’ team consists of more than 130 driven and skillful employees. We have over 90 successful satellite missions and commercial projects under our belt, and we are still counting.

Mechanical design team is looking for a curious and motivated mechanical design engineer who will be contributing to the design and development of nano and micro satellites.


  • Support business development department with the design of preliminary satellite layout and feasibility studies at pre-contract stage
  • Design and develop satellites and their mechanical subsystems
  • Assist simulation engineers by preparing (defeaturing) CAD geometry for FEA
  • Prepare relevant documentation for design reviews
  • Participate in design reviews, present the work done and collect feedback from colleagues as well as customers
  • Prepare manufacturing drawings and arrange manufacturing with external suppliers
  • Perform quick and simple structural and thermal calculations to justify design decisions
  • Design testing equipment for satellites and their subsystems


  • Have a passion for space engineering and a desire to learn fast
  • Have a degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering or equivalent
  • Have a good understanding of machine elements, materials engineering, manufacturing technology, mechanics of materials, structures and solids, heat transfer, thermodynamics
  • At least 1-year experience in 3D modelling with SolidWorks or equivalent
  • Have experience with 2D engineering drawings and good understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Have an advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Have good English language skills (at least B1)
  • Enjoy working in a team and independently


  • Work/internship experience in space industry
  • Familiarity with ECSS and NASA standards/handbooks
  • Programming skills (Java, Python)
  • Experience in precision engineering
  • Experience in structural/thermal FEA simulations
  • Hobby/personal technical project experience


  • Starting from 2350 eur gross/month
  • The final offer will depend based on the level of competencies and experience


  • Flexible work hours and possibility to work remotely
  • LAN parties with CS tournaments and sci-fi movies in cinemas (yes, geeky squad, what can we say)
  • Team events – airsoft, curling, parties, orienteering and much more
  • Monthly budget for sports – you choose and we got you covered (250 euros per year)
  • Snacks in the kitchen to fuel your productivity
  • Paid days off if you are not feeling well
  • Workshops, industry related trainings or meetups (doesn’t matter if you want to be like Han Solo or Luke Skywalker, just tell us which skills you wish to boost)
  • Free parking, bike shed, shower, table tennis, mini-football and company merch (the basics, but nice to have)
  • Oh, did we mention space? Possibly it’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance to launch your creations to space!

Tagged as: space engineering, Aerospace Engineering, spacecraft and satellite design

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