Engineer - Assembly, Integration and Test

Job Title: Engineer - Assembly, Integration and Test
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Unknown
Reference: BBBH20184_1598596218
Contact Name: Wendy Donovan
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 28, 2020 16:30

Job Description

  • Unique opportunity to be part of a space mission
  • Permanent role based in Adelaide
  • Small innovative team

Neumann Space is a space technology company based in Adelaide, South Australia, on the now famous Lot Fourteen site, home of the Australian Space Agency and numerous other companies and start-ups - they are currently engineering their innovative and patented plasma technology into an electric propulsion system for satellites.

The opportunity:

In a recent collaboration with the University of Melbourne, industry partners and international space agencies, they have embarked on the SpIRIT mission - launching a 6U cubesat by end of 2022. Reporting to the Head of Engineering, this newly created role will be closely involved with the SpIRIT mission but also all other Neumann Space research & development activities.

As the AIT Engineer, you will lead the planning, development and implementation of the assembly, integration and tests of the plasma thruster as well as the mechanical assembly and integration of various equipment required to test an electric propulsion system. You will play a critical role in defining and executing test campaigns to inform and validate technical design choices.

The ideal person:

Space technology development is an international race and Neumann Space must be fast and agile. In a small multi-disciplinary team, we are not looking for passengers but for exceptionally driven candidates who want to leave their mark. You will fit into this environment if you are entrepreneurial, self-motivated, hands-on with a can-do attitude.

Ideal experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace or Space Systems Engineering, or in a related engineering field.
  • At least 4 years' experience with proven achievements in conducting end-to-end test campaigns (including environmental testing), for instance the build and test of spacecraft subsystems.
  • Working with spaceflight hardware, including integrated system testing at spacecraft level. Previous experience working with cubesats desirable
  • Good general electrical & electronics background
  • Knowledge and understanding of materials used in spaceflight environment
  • Hands on knowledge and experience of electronic test equipment used in a vacuum chamber environment
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive technical documentation.

Please note: only permanent residents or Australian citizens apply.

To learn more please contact Wendy Donovan via for a full information pack, or call 02 4927 2015 for a confidential discussion. Alternatively, you can apply by clicking "apply for this job" - please submit your CV and covering letter highlighting your skills for this role.

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