Material & Process Engineer

SWISSto12 is Switzerland’s fastest-growing aerospace company and a leading developer of advanced satellite payloads and systems, and advanced Radio-Frequency (RF) products and systems. The company’s patented 3D printing technologies and associated product designs are unique to deliver lightweight, compact, highly performing, and competitive RF systems. SWISSto12 has successfully established contracts for its RF product line in Europe, the US and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, CAES, Elbit, IAI and the ESA.

In addition to its RF product line, SWISSto12 also commercializes HummingSat: SWISSto12’s innovative, small-sized telecommunications satellite product line developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA); and recently selected by Intelsat to build Intelsat 45. It is scheduled for launch in 2025. HummingSat’s uniqueness comes from its small size and highly capable telecommunications payload.

If you are looking for position where you can play an active role in contributing to innovative and growing company, this role is for you.

We are looking for a Materials and Process Engineer to join our development and customer program execution efforts on Radio-Frequency subsystems to work from our office in Renens, Switzerland.

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for the materials and process aspects of the development of advanced radio frequency system assemblies including 3D printed components, composite materials and electronics.
  • Ensure the solution is fit for its intended purpose and drive technical trade-offs.
  • Define and consolidate requirements on materials and processes for SWISSto12 products beyond Additive Manufacturing.
  • Analyse and select materials, material combinations and manufacturing technologies for the intended purpose.
  • Review existing solutions and identify potential suppliers.
  • Lead materials and process engineering activities with SWISSto12 customers and subcontractors.
  • Lead material and process qualifications on programs.
  • Contribute to the design and production of 3D and 2D CAD of components and sub-assemblies according to the specifications of the internal design office and customers in collaboration with colleagues specialised in mechanical design.
  • Collaborate with SWISSto12’ quality team to define quality control measures and verification as well as acceptance criteria.
  • Write technical documentation, including user guides, assembly procedures, work instructions.
  • Create and codify articles and parts lists.
  • Interact with project managers, mechanical, electrical and 3D engineer colleagues.
  • Occasionally, you will be asked to participate in overall tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company.

Required experience and competencies:

  • University degree in Materials Science, and/or Mechanical Engineering and/or Aerospace Engineering or Physics or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of experience in mechanical or material engineering positions.
  • Demonstrated experience in materials and manufacturing processes
  • Experience in environmental qualifications and test procedures
  • Experience with managing customer and supplier interfaces.
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks is not mandatory but is a strong plus
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear technical documentation of high quality.
  • Good knowledge of general mechanics
  • Organized, methodical, precise, meticulous and autonomous person
  • Proficiency in IT tools Word, Excel, Outlook, ERP
  • Autonomous and proactive working style with excellent working organisation and ethics.
  • Ease of communicating effectively, good interpersonal skills and ability to integrate into a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Excellent writing skills in English, skills in French are a plus

Working conditions and contract:

SWISSto12 offers a full-time contract with an attractive compensation package.

Interested applicants are requested to apply through LinkedIn

More about SWISSto12:

SWISSto12 has successfully established contracts with IntelSat and ESA for HummingSat as well as contracts for their RF product line in Europe, the US and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, CAES, Elbit, IAI and the ESA. SWISSto12 is a spin off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), is privately owned and backed by prominent Swiss and European Investors. SWISSto12 is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and operates a US-subsidiary in Foster City California, another team in New Hampshire, as well as in Rehovot, Israel with a total growing team of over 50. The company is well funded for its near and mid-term developments and backed by a solid customer revenue stream.