Aurora Propulsion Technologies Oy is a young dynamic Finnish space company with a mission to supply satellite manufacturers with high quality and reasonable cost components for attitude and orbit control. Aurora’s product portfolio includes world’s smallest resistojet propulsion system for CubeSat format, and plasma brake modules allowing controlled deorbiting of satellites thus effectively reducing problematic space debris in future. Aurora’s first-generation products were integrated in AuroraSat-1 that was launched in May 2022, and currently the second-generation thruster systems are being prepared for the In-Orbit-Demonstration launches in 2023.
We are now seeking for an experienced senior level Mechanical Engineer to strengthen our teams for the upcoming product development projects in 2022 and beyond.
As an experienced senior level Mechanical Engineer, you would be working in Aurora’s Mechanics Team with our Mechanical Engineers and Micromechanics designing leading edge space products including propulsion and plasma brake systems, testing devices, and diverse space grade components for customer projects. The systems are typically electromechanical entities, the sizes being of the order of 1 dm3 containing often micromechanical assemblies and fluid materials. You will also support and guide customers in defining their mechanical layout and structural design to incorporate Aurora products. You would be working in close collaboration with Aurora’s Electronics and Research Teams, from the product concepting to its testing. Your daily work would take place at our office in Otaniemi in Espoo together with other Aurora Teams, but partial remote work is also possible.
The main responsibilities include:
Required education, qualifications and experience
We expect the applicant to have:
Additionally, we value:
We offer a challenging & exciting work with high-tech products in an innovative atmosphere with high-spirited team of colleagues. You have the opportunity to make your signature impact on the second-generation design of Aurora’s products and affect the working methods and processes as the company is being fine-tuned for the next level of its growth. Benefits include occupational health care, also relocation package can be negotiated if relevant.
The position is opened primarily for Full Time working, but Part Time contracts can also be considered. We plan to fill the vacant position by the end of the year 2022.
Application instructions & deadline
Please submit your CV and the application preferably with your expected salary range to email@example.com by the 18 of November 2022. Mark the subject as “RocketCrew / Mechanical Engineer”.
For more information, please do not hesitate contacting R&D Engineering Director Janne Sievinen at +358 400 971 121 or CTO Perttu Yli-Opas at +358 44 976 5669.
Company headquarters: Aurora Propulsion Technologies Oy, Otakaari 5, 02150 Espoo, Finland.