Optical AIT Engineer

Company Details

OHB System AG designs satellites and systems for human space flight, aerial reconnaissance and process control systems at its two strong locations in Bremen and Oberpfaffenhofen. We owe our success to our employees and their passion for innovation, their commitment and their initiative.

About Us

OHB System AG is one of the Top 3 European space companies and a member of the listed technology group OHB SE. About 2,800 employees work on some of the most important aviation and space programs of our times in Germany and other EU-countries. These include low-orbiting and geostationary satellites for earth observation, navigation, telecommunications, science and space exploration.

Job Description

For permanent employment the Assembly, Integration & Test department, at OHB System AG in Oberpfaffenhofen, is looking for a Optical AIT Engineer.

Your Tasks

  • Independent concept and design of the alignment plans and procedures for the optical instruments in our large space projects in compliance with the requirements and cost plans
  • In the frame of alignment approach conception, selection of the appropriate measurement equipment, definition of the setup in consideration of instrument constraints and demonstration of the required accuracy by establishing the  corresponding error budget
  • Definition and Specification of the OGSE in order to enable its procurement via subcontract
  • Technically support the OGSE procurement taking into account the budget and schedule constraints
  • Contribute to Alignment process definition and ensure its consistent implementation across the space projects
  • Support of the Project and System Engineering Teams throughout all project phases with regard to
  • Alignment and optical AIT aspects, such as establishing integration and alignment sequences
  • Independent implementation and leading of alignment and integration activities in view of small series production
  • Coordination with other Engineering sectors involved in the project, such as Mechanics and Optics Departments
  • Preparation and implementation of standard AIT boards such as TRR, PTR and TRB, participation in cross-project reviews
  • Timely preparation and compilation of required AIT documents, such as plans, procedures and reports
  • In cooperation with Product Assurance: conducting inspections, keeping log-sheet records, compilation of non-conformance and problem reports
  • Present the results to internal and external customers
  • Carry out organize all the tasks for enviromental testing of optical instruments or S/S
  • Support the PM with budget planning
  • Support the Line management with people allocation
  • Demonstrated experience with working in an intergrated team for small or big projects

Your Qualifications

  • Diploma in engineering, physics or similar
  • Practical experience within large space projects, in particular in Phase C/D, preferable with emphasis on optical instruments
  • Knowledge about the state of the art alignment and optical measurement technologies in the space industry, e.g. theodolites, laser tracker ,mechanical coordinate measurement machine together with the related control software and OGSE
  • Experience with the planning and the leading of alignment campaigns at instrument- and / or satellite level
  • Ability to work in a structured way, high degree of motivation and identification with the group and the respective project
  • Ability to reach goals also under schedule pressure
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in teams
  • Good written and oral English

An advantage would be:

  • Experience in leading a small team
  • Experience in planning tasks for a small team
  • Experience in Integration- and test of optical instruments for space applications
  • Experience of working in the ISO 5 clean room environment

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Tagged as: large space projects, phase c/d, optical instruments, optical measurement technologies, ogse, alignment campaigns, iso 5 clean room

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