Mechanisms Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Salary:
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, knowledge of Italian is preferable. Available to frequent business travels in Europe.

Company Details

OHB Italia SpA is acknowledged as one of the leading medium size companies in Europe for space systems integration. It is part of a cluster of European enterprises operating in the aerospace business. Founded in 1981, with headquarters in Milan and excellence centres in Italy, the company employs more than 180 qualified engineers & physicists. OHB Italia has consolidated expertise, resources and facilities to carry out manufacturing, integration, qualification and flight certification, with a role of Prime Contractor in different fields of activities. Its success is due to a combination of technical expertise, innovative technologies and low cost solutions, which allow to give customers easy access to space. The company operates both on the institutional and commercial markets. Its main customers are space agencies, space authorities and large industrial groups.

OHB Italia is seeking for its Microwave Earth Observation Payloads Business Unit in Milano for immediate start, a Mechanisms Engineer. The ideal candidate has worked on complex sub-systems, with a background in mechanical engineering and experience working on mechanism design, development and testing (scan mechanisms, actuators, locking devices, etc.). Familiarity with dense mechanical systems requiring high accuracy assembly is an asset. Familiarity with the space business is an asset but it’s not mandatory.

Your Tasks

  • Definition of potential mechanism architectures and designs from high level specifications;
  • Trade-offs for the selection of the best mechanism candidate architecture and design;
  • Responsible for the capability of the mechanism design to meet the technical requirements and for the definition of the technical solutions to be implemented in the design, from the concept definition to the detailed design;
  • Break-down of the technical requirements to subsystems/equipment, generation of the technical
    specifications for subsystems/equipment;
  • Definition and implementation of the development and verification approach, establishing the corresponding documents, i.e. design, development & verification plans, test plans, design justification documents, interface control documents, verification control documents etc.
  • Lead and coordinate the technical project tasks for the development of the mechanism design, with the objective to meet the technical requirements within the budget and schedule constraints defined by the Project Manager;
  • Manage technical interfaces with customers, project partners, subcontractors and suppliers;
  • Manage the predevelopments necessary to reach an adequate technology readiness level for the mechanism subsystems/equipment;
  • Support the Procurement Manager in the procurement of mechanisms from external subcontractors and suppliers, participating to reviews and meetings, responsible for the technical acceptance of the subcontractors’ and suppliers’ activities.

Your Qualifications

  • Master degree (Msc) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or comparable qualifications;
  • Solid experience in mechanical engineering;
  • 4 year experience in mechanisms and/or robotics;
  • Familiarity with ECSS standards related to mechanisms design and verification for the space business would be an asset but it’s not mandatory;
  • Good communication, cooperation and organization skills;
  • Personal attitude to team working
  • Capable to work under pressure with tight planning
  • Willingness to take responsibility;
  • Good analytical and system-oriented thinking;
  • Capable to manage multitasking
  • Awareness for costs and schedule;
  • Available to frequent business travels in Europe;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (must be able to read and write complex documents and to discuss and negotiate with international partners, including English native speakers), knowledge of Italian is preferable.

Experience in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial:

  • Design of deployable antennas, rotating mechanisms, locking/unlocking mechanisms;
  • Multibody analysis (ADAMS);
  • Control system design (Matlab and Simulink);
  • High accuracy mechanical design;
  • CAD modelling;
  • Structural analyses (NASTRAN, MARC).


Tagged as: CAD, matlab & simulink, nastran, deployable antennas, rotating mechanisms, locking/unlocking mechanisms, adams, marc

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