Thermal & Mechanical Testing Technician (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

We are recruiting a Thermal & Mechanical Testing Technician for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC) supporting the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.

*Please note the starting date might be slightly delayed due to COVID-19.


  • Support projects and external customers in the domain of thermal and mechanical experimental verification and environmental testing of small-scale space equipment in facilities of the Mechanical Systems Laboratory (MSL)
  • The incumbent will be involved in all activities related to preparation, execution, and evaluation and reporting under the direct supervision of the Head of the Laboratory
  • Support the development and maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure
  • Ensure compliance with ISO 17025 for operational work and shall support the definition and maintenance of working (maintenance) procedures for the laboratory facilities
  • Make regular progress reports
  • Provide adequate documentation, covering all tasks above


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge and practical experience of thermal/mechanical testing of space equipment, associated measurement techniques, and vacuum technologies are important assets
  • Strong background in environmental testing and thermal verification
  • Proven experience in the area of testing with evidence of work in a laboratory and within a team of engineers and technicians
  • Knowledge of ISO 17025 quality systems
  • Proven experience in the area of laboratory maintenance & calibration & data acquisition
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than 13th of May to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com.

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