Test Engineer

Company Details

Opening fair and affordable access to space.

Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA) is a young international space startup. It was founded in 2018 as a spin-off of the OHB Group on the belief that daily space travel will revolutionize space service and the way we can improve life on earth. RFA is developing small launcher solutions for low-cost access to space in a unique setup. If you want to be part of this NewSpace adventure pioneering space, then join our journey and apply for our permanent and internship positions.

For permanent employment, the Test department at Rocket Factory Augsburg AG in Portugal is looking for a

Test Engineer (m/f/d) (Matosinhos, Portugal)

We are looking for a motivated test engineer (f/m/d) at our subsidiary in Portugal in Matosinhos with significant experience operating testing activities for static and dynamic structural testing. This is a rare opportunity to allow you to be involved in demanding prototyping efforts that are supported by major, parallel test campaigns allowing us to close short-iteration development cycles at a fast pace. You will work in a dedicated, dynamic, and international environment that aims for excellence by creating high-performance engineering solutions while keeping production costs at an absolute minimum.

Your Tasks

  • Execution of launcher structures static and dynamical testing
  • Full mechanical and electrical assembly and integration of test rigs
  • Preparation of test campaigns
  • Equipment of test specimens with sensors
  • Develop test procedures and plans for testing activities
  • Comply with occupational health and safety rules
  • Find a most cost-and-time-effective strategy for yielding relevant test results

Your Qualifications

  • Degree in engineering and/or related discipline
  • Ideally a completed trade in the engineering sector
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Strong understanding of sensor systems
  • Strong experience using National Instruments equipment or comparable
  • Strong experience using the Labview software package or comparable
  • Experience with NX (preferred) or a similar cad package
  • Mechanical aptitude for manual metalworking machines and equipment
  • Understanding of mechanics of materials
  • Outstanding passion for engineering, as clearly demonstrated by the vast number of extracurricular projects and activities
  • You are a quick learner and can adapt to new tools and environments
  • Practical, hands-on experience from electrical or mechanical projects (through university, personal or other)
  • Fluent English oral and written
  • Fluency in Portuguese will be beneficial
  • Self-independent and a structured way of working
  • High social intelligence and drive to jump in and help wherever needed

We offer

  • Exciting and challenging NewSpace environment
  • Start Up atmosphere: join the international RFA family
  • Flexible working hours
  • Stay healthy and enjoy our free fruit baskets
  • We will make sure to not run out of coffee
  • Free parking also for your bike
  • Easy and fast connections in the heart of Augsburg
  • Regular company events like Friday after works
  • Self-organized after-work sport activities

Become part of our international team and take your professional and personal development to a new level. Please apply only via our online tool.

Tagged as: engineering, CAD, labview, NX, sensor systems, national instruments equipment, manual metalworking machines & equipment, electrical or mechanical projects

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