Mechanical Designer

SWISSto12 is one of the world’s fastest-growing aerospace companies, evolving from its pioneering use of 3D printing technologies for high-performance Radio Frequency (RF) products and applications to recently announcing the manufacture of entire geostationary telecom satellites, called HummingSat, that define a new category in space.

SWISSto12 is a leading provider of Radio-Frequency (RF) products and sub-systems for aerospace applications. The company’s patented 3D printing technologies and associated product designs are unique to deliver lightweight, compact, highly performing, and competitive RF products.

SWISSto12 is also providing the HummingSat as the world’s first commercial telecom GEO SmallSat developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). Its uniquely compact size combined with highly capable telecom payloads allows telecommunications operators to deploy a cost-efficient, compact and agile asset without sacrificing performance or security. HummingSat has recently been selected by Inmarsat to build three I-8 satellites and in 2022 by Intelsat to build the I-45 satellite.

We are looking for a Mechanical Designer to join our team.

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

  • Design and produce 2D and 3D CAD of components and sub-assemblies of radio frequency systems according to the specifications of the internal design office and customers
  • Prepare the manufacturing files for the parts as well as determine the construction strategy for parts often complex to manufacture
  • Write technical documentation, including user guides, assembly procedures, work instructions
  • Development of some mechanical assemblies
  • Define associated nomenclatures and assembly plans
  • Introduce, check and modify the nomenclatures in the ERP
  • Create and codify articles and parts lists
  • Contribute to technical exchanges with subcontractors during the design phases
  • Carry out dimensional readings of parts and sub-assemblies
  • Participate in the mechanical assembly of sub-assemblies
  • Interact with project managers, mechanical, electrical and 3D engineer collaborators
  • Occasionally, you will be asked to participate in overall tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Professional experience in the field of CAD, minimum 2 years
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks
  • Good knowledge of general mechanics
  • Proficiency in IT tools Word, Excel, Outlook, ERP
  • Organized, methodical, precise, meticulous and autonomous person
  • Ease of communicating effectively, good interpersonal skills and ability to integrate into a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Dessinateur-constructeur industriel / Dessinatrice-constructrice industrielle CFC (Federal VET diploma in industrial draughtsman/designer) or HES Engineer Bachelor or equivalent
  • Excellent writing skills in English, skills in French are a plus

Working conditions and contract:

SWISSto12 offers an attractive compensation package. This position will be based in our Lausanne, Switzerland office and may include occasional travel to our other offices.

Interested applicants are requested to apply through LinkedIn

More about SWISSto12:

SWISSto12 has successfully established contracts with Inmarsat, Intelsat and ESA for HummingSat as well as an established and growing business for its RF product line in Europe and the US with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, Frontgrade, Profen and ESA. SWISSto12 spun-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2011, 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 and another team in New Hampshire. The company is well funded for its near and mid-term developments and backed by a solid customer revenue stream.