One of our Space clients based in Germany are seeking a Product Assurance / Quality Assurance Manager.
Depending on the qualification, the post-holder will perform following items 1&4, or lead 1&2 + 4, or partly 1&4 + 2&3:
1. Product Assurance on project level
2. Quality Assurance on company level including lead of internal/external PA/QA staff
3. Quality Management System
4. Technical Support in R&D projects.
The focus of the respective products and developments is in the area of reflector antennas, lightweight structures, deployable structures, thermal hardware such as multilayer insulation for space applications. The main tasks of the post include the following:
Project Product Assurance:
Company Quality Manager:
Quality Management System Responsible:
Technical Support for Research & Development Projects:
Applicants should have as a minimum:
An asset would be knowledge in items like spacecraft and payload structures, CFRP materials, reflector antennas, optical structures, multilayer insulation, radiators, electronic housings, electronics, MGSE, mechanisms, coating, 3D printing, structural design and analysis, thermal design and analysis, kinematic analysis, radiation analysis, production, assembly, alignment, material characterization, environmental testing (static, dynamic, thermal, thermo-elastic, acoustic, metrology), document management, configuration management, contacts in space community.
Candidates should have the ability to deal with customers, sub-contractors, partner companies and internal staff via excellent soft skills like constructive criticism, insistence, authority, diplomacy and representatively. Especially in this position candidates should have the ability to work autonomously, effectively and cooperatively in a diverse and international team environment and to define and implement solutions in line with team and individual objectives and project deadlines. In addition, candidates should have good analytical and reporting skills, a proactive attitude to solving problems. Last but not least a high interest in creation and implementation of innovative technologies should be present.
Our client offers the chance to actively take part in the growth of an international operating company but still keeping the friendly working environment of an SME (Small/Medium Enterprises). All staff are continuously involved in company strategy items and can influence the path of growth. Improvement suggestions are highly welcome. 1-2 days travels to different European sites of Customers or subcontractors, or to our daughter company in Porto, Portugal, will be part of the monthly business. The reporting will be directly to the Company Management.
A four-days-per-week contract might be possible. Self-responsible flexibility in working time per day is our company culture. Documented in our Quality Management System is not only the goal to deliver high end technology and to maintain financial health of the company, but also a very high degree of employee satisfaction.