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Mechanical Design Engineer

Super Sharp Space Systems Ltd
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Applications are invited for a mechanical design engineer to join a small enthusiastic team to develop mechanical structures for a proof of concept unfolding CubeSat space telescope for Earth Observation applications.

The position, which is supported by funding from the UK Space Agency (UKSA), will be full-time (40 hours per week) for the period Oct 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2022. The successful candidate will be an experienced design engineer with in-depth knowledge of the industry-standard CAD package Solidworks and high-precision mechanical engineering techniques and methods. This project has the opportunity to become a fully implemented UKSA-funded CubeSat mission to tackle climate change.

Responsibilities will include:

· Designing, implementing, and testing mechanisms to support the project with a particular focus on deployment mechanisms (i.e. unfolding mechanisms).

· Taking conceptual designs from other team members and turning them into detailed designs.

· Contributing own conceptual ideas.

· Producing designs with Solidworks.

· Procuring all parts in the designs including standard components and bespoke manufactured parts.

· Leading the assembly of the prototype designs.

S4 is an early-stage start-up company based in Cambridge developing innovative unfolding space telescopes for satellites. S4 is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply send a cover letter and a CV to The closing date for applications is Sep 24th, 2021.
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