Experienced mechanical & test engineer

  • Toulouse, France
  • Internship - 5 to 6 months
  • January/February 2024

You must have citizenship from a country of the European Union or NATO to apply to this position.

SpaceLocker is seeking a talented Mechanical Engineer to join our innovative team. In this role, you will be responsible for designing parts and assemblies, simulating them for various environments, and prototyping. You will play a critical role in communicating with manufacturers of final parts as well as clients for integration.

Your Mission

In this position, you will work with the CTO to:

  • Design and develop mechanical parts and assemblies.
  • Conduct simulations to test parts and assemblies in different environments.
  • Create and test prototypes to ensure functionality and performance.
  • Collaborate with manufacturers to ensure high-quality production of final parts.
  • Communicate with clients to facilitate seamless integration of parts and assemblies.
  • Finalize designs and prepare them for manufacturing.
  • Procure necessary parts and oversee the assembly of the final product.
  • Integrate mechanical systems with customers’ requirements and plan for final integration into the satellite.

Upcoming Projects: As we prepare for our next missions, you will be expected to:

  • Finalize designs and initiate the manufacturing process.
  • Procure all necessary parts and materials.
  • Assemble the final product and ensure its readiness for integration.
  • Perform the final environmental tests.
  • Work closely with customers to integrate components into the satellite and plan for successful deployment.

Your Profile

This list is not exhaustive nor exclusive. No self-censorship here, if you think your profile fits, even if not ticking all the boxes, feel free to apply and explain to us why in your first email!

Hard skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Proven experience in mechanical design and prototyping either professional or in university teams.
  • Experience in CAD software (preferably SolidWorks) and design for manufacturing
  • Experience in simulation software and tools (Nastran).
  • Experience with environmental testing (Random Vibrations, Thermal etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in the aerospace industry is a plus.
  • Familiarity with ECSS is a plus

Soft skills

  • You like practical, hands-on projects, and show autonomy. The startup world is a bit messy sometimes, and we’ll need your help on unexpected topics to keep up with the swirl of things going on,
  • You know how to communicate about your results, including conveying their interest to a non-technical public,
  • You have had a first experience of working in a leadership position in a team, and enjoy teaching and stimulating your peers
  • You are passionate about space and have a general culture about the space sector.

About the Company

SpaceLocker aims to make satellite missions more efficient and sustainable.

To achieve this, we develop shared satellite missions or more technically in-orbit payload hosting. This hosting service enables any organization to launch easily and quickly sensors or experiments to harvest space data without having to hassle with the technical satellite and space segment part. On the other side, by sharing higher-end space infrastructure, our customers increase their performances and reduce the environmental impact of their missions both regarding emissions and debris production. Technically, this is made possible thanks to a technological stack combining proprietary hardware and cloud-inspired software into a “space USB for satellites” that enables this revolutionary plug-and-play effect.

We are not trying to build a dog picture blockchain nor a hotel on the Moon, but a rock-solid company that will provide the foundations for the next generation of space exploration. This intention is anchored to a strong technical expertise, a quick prototyping approach and a direct link to the market.

SpaceLocker is a company firmly engaged about diversity and inclusivity, of age, gender, origins, handicap or any other characteristic (and we are aware of the slight irony, the founder team being the most average white guys you can imagine 😀). Progress and inclusion are not just corporate speech: we are aware it needs actual efforts and compromises.

For the French speakers (or the one not afraid by a mobile app in French !) , if you like, you can send us a  video cover letter with Impress, the easy app for applicants who want to make a good impression ✨
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