Space Power Laboratory Technician (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [EPB905]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

As a Laboratory Engineering Technician, you’ll become an integral part of the ESA Space Power Laboratory (ESPL), where we conduct ground breaking experiments and inspections on components destined for space missions. These experiments and inspections are executed on batteries, fuel cells, solar cells and power conversion systems destined for space applications.

The successful applicant will be part of the ESPL team consisting of 6 team members working alongside a team of scientific ESA staff performing qualification programs, investigations, and R&D experiments.


  • Setting up and performing controlled experiments in specialized facilities.
  • Preparation and instrumentation of test samples for experiments.
  • Maintaining and modifying laboratory facilities.
  • Reporting test results and writing procedures.
  • Maintaining the laboratory calibration and maintenance databases.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics, Mechatronics, Physics, or similar areas
  • At least 4 years of experience in a similar position are required
  • Broad and in-depth experience and knowledge of laboratory testing environments.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Analytical skills and result driven.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Curious, innovative, and creative.
  • Multitasking skills with a hands-on mentality.

Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Knowledge and experience in the inspection and testing of photovoltaic components.
  • Knowledge and experience of electrical/electronical testing environments.
  • Working in an international scientific environment.
  • Calibration activities.
  • Vacuum and cryogenic systems.
  • NEN3140 Electrical safety inspections.
  • Promotes high level of team working and development of team spirit.
  • Sound knowledge of all aspects of Health & Safety.
  • Strong Technical Skills.
  • Strong Communication Skills.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Corporate Benefits Package.
  • Support provided on relocation – Information available upon request.
  • Company Events.


Are you ready to be a part of our space exploration journey? Join our ESPL team at ESA-ESTEC and help shape the future of space power technology. Remember, in space, the only limits are the ones we set ourselves! 🚀

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