Testing & M&P Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain

Mission

PLD Space is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Test Engineer, within the Structures Department. This position will be focused on assisting the qualification, and acceptance testing of structural components for its launch programs.


Responsibilities

  • Definition of tests, considering available inputs, requested outputs and measurements, as well as other boundary conditions.
  • Test campaign planning.
  • Test suppliers management: contact, evaluation, selection, agreements.
  • Test execution/follow-up.
  • Assessment of externally executed tests.
  • Assistance in post-processing of test data in collaborations with Stress team.
  • Report writing and internal dissemination of test outcomes.
  • Assessment of sensorization requirements and load conditions for which data is to be obtained in order to meet test objectives in a safe manner.
  • Collaborate in the design of test benches and tooling.
  • Create work methodologies or improve the existing ones in order to benefit current and future projects.
  • Research state of the art in testing methodologies and sensors and propose creative approaches to complex problems.
  • Occasionally travel to other PLD Space or supplier locations.


Necessary Requirements

  • Aerospace or Mechanical Engineer.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.
  • +2 years’ experience in similar position, testbench/hardware and lab work.
  • Used to work with standards (ECSS, ISO, EN, ASTM, MIL...).
  • Used to work under pressure without neglecting safety and quality.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent written and oral communication skills.


Desired Requirements

  • Knowledge on specific space sector, space vehicles and launchers, metallic pressure vessels, COPV and payload structures is high desirable.
  • Knowledge of pressure vessel codes (BPVC, EN 13345, PD5500, AD 2000...).
  • Skills on electronics, optical instrumentation and extensiometric measurement will be welcomed.
  • Vibration and dynamic analysis test experience.
  • Experience in analysis or design positions is desirable.
  • Experience with Catia or NX Unigraphics is desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of finite element analysis shall be welcomed.
  • Programming experience (Matlab/Octave, Python...) is desirable.


Experience

  • Experience developing and conducting test plans for experimental structural test.
  • Knowledge on developing reports to analyse test results from test execution.
  • Experience working with testbenches.


Benefits

Health & Wellness: We want you to be happy and healthy in body and mind.  We encourage you to have regular physiotherapy sessions at our facilities so that you can continue with your physical activities. 

We offer partial coverage of your medical scheme covering you, your spouse or partner, and your children. 

 

Boost your creativity: Focus. Energy. Yummy snacks and those fizzy waters you love. It takes a lot to be creative all day, but we’ve got you covered. Eat local, sustainable, delectable fare at our cafes, and plunder our pantries for fresh fruit and other goodies whenever you need a boost. 

 

Engineering by doing: We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 

 

Find balance: PLD Space offers 22 days of annual leave, 6 global wellbeing days, and public holidays. We prioritize worklife balance with flexible schedules, empowering teams to manage their own hours. We work hard here, so we encourage taking breaks to recharge, ensuring a healthy work environment. 

 

Never stop learning: At PLD Space, education and professional development is a priority. We offer extensive learning opportunities, from conferences and webinars to higher education programs and technical certifications. We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 


Focus on your financial future: Flexible remuneration plan lets you allocate part of your salary to everyday expenses like lunch, nursery school or public transport, which are exempt from Personal Income Tax (IRPF) when paid through this system. 


Values

We have four critical beliefs that guide the way PLD Space is shaping the future of space launch technologies. 

  • Teamwork. 
  • Hard work. 
  • Dynamism. 
  • Commitment. 
  • Keep it simple. 

Become part of our movement, enabling you to make change happen in your career and, above all, your life.