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Vitrociset Belgium Mechanisms Engineer in Noordwijk-Binnen, Netherlands

Vitrociset Belgium is an international company which specializes in the space industry for over 30 years.

The European Space Agency is our biggest client and we provide highly qualified employees to many sites of ESA mainly in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, and the UK.

Your career is very important to us, therefore, we provide a permanent contract with great benefits, good salary, relocation package and genuine support to our employees.

On behalf of the European Space Agency, we are looking for a highly skilled Mechanisms Engineer to work in ESTEC, in the Netherlands.


  • Mechanisms support to all ESA project directorates with respect to the implementation of space mechanism technologies in current and future missions, including configuration assessments and mission performance evaluation

  • Establishment of Statement of Work and Preliminary Requirement Specifications for Mechanism Systems, Individual Mechanisms or Mechanism components dedicated to Technology and Research & Development.

  • Perform and support in the role of Mechanism engineer, System Level Mission Definition studies and system conceptual design activities in support of the ESA long term/future mission plans.

  • Identification of enabling mechanism and tribological technologies for future ESA missions.

  • Support investigations of mechanisms being out of performance, including malfunctions and contingency scenarios.

  • Support and contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the Space Mechanisms ECSS Engineering Standards.

  • Generation and set-up of appropriate space mechanisms analysis and simulation models using analysis tools based on technical documentation of space mechanisms. Back up and archiving of analysis models for later retrieval.


  • Master or PhD in Mechanical Engineering

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Space mechanisms development would be an asset

  • Knowledge of the Space Mechanism ECSS standard and its application to the design and verification of mechanisms

  • Good knowledge of space mechanism testing and verification methodologies and techniques

  • Good knowledge of related mechanisms numerical analysis tools such as Adams, VirtualLab Motion, SIMPACK, Matlab/Simulink, Maxwell, Flux etc.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively, autonomously and cooperatively in a diverse and international team environment

  • Define and implement solutions in line with team and individual objectives, as well as project deadlines

DEADLINE: 23/06/2021

Please note that interviews can/will be held via skype, webex or other digital platforms. The TUD will be agreed taking into account how the coranavirus situation develops.