Mechanical Architect for optical instruments

  • Mechanical Architect for optical instruments

    Deadline ASAP

    For one of our customers we are currently recruiting Mechanical Architect for optical instruments for their location in Immenstaad, Germany.

Job overview

The location for this position is on one of the major sites of our client in Southern Germany. Our client is one of the key players in the European satellite and launcher industries. At this site around 2500 people are employed, working on space and defense projects. The space division is specialized in Earth Observation, Navigation and Science.

For one of our customers we are currently recruiting Mechanical Architect for optical instruments for their location in Immenstaad, Germany.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Control instrument mechanical performances and compliance to customer requirements participate in reviews;
  • Supervision of detailed structural design and analysis for the instrument and subsystems;
  • Manage mechanical activities including documentation;
  • Technical support to the project, including changes, reviews, tests, buy-off;
  • Participation in Instrument Mechanical AIT/V (assembly, integration, test and verification);
  • Support to opto-mechanical AIT/V and non-conformance processing;
  • Support to Mechanical Instrument Test Management;
  • Mechanical test specification and instrumentation plan;
  • Approval of tests procedures;
  • Manage and conduct sine vibration acoustic tests;
  • Manage and conduct deployment, shock, alignment tests;
  • Mechanical and thermal performance consolidation;
  • Review of final mechanical analysis and verification results.


  • At least a Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering or similar with at least 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office;
  • Fluent in English;
  • knowledge of German is considered an advantage;
  • Experience in interface management with linked disciplines as mechanical design and analysis department team members;
  • Comprehensive experience in the field of optical instrument mechanical architecture, design, development and manufacturing of stable structures;
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of opto-mechanical analysis and test of light weight structures for optical instruments and optical subsystems/ equipments;
  • Ability to work well in teams and to relate instructions to others in a supportive manner;
  • High level of conflict resolution skills, influencing skills and assertiveness.

What do we offer

ATG Europe offers excellent working conditions and provides you with all the necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients.