PA/QA Engineer

Universität Bern

  • Publication date:

    22 February 2024
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  • Language:

    German (Fluent), English (Fluent)

The Space Research and Planetary Sciences Division of the University of Bern (UBE) has been granted funding to lead the development of two payloads for the upcoming ESA F-Class mission "Comet Interceptor".
UBE is contributing a high-resolution camera system, the Comet Camera (CoCa), and a neutral gas mass spectrometer, the Mass Analyzer for Neutrals in a Coma (MANiaC), to the mission. The launch is planned for 2029.

PA/QA Engineer

PA/QA Engineer

* Support hardware qualification activities that are under the responsibiliy of UBE
* Lead Test Readiness Reviews (TRR), Test Review Boards (TRB) and Delivery Review Boards (DRB)
* Lead Integration Readiness Reviews (IRR)
* Perform and document incoming/outgoing inspections at all levels
* Coordinate and monitor the Product Assurance and Quality Assurance activities for sub-systems developed by our international partners and Swiss industry
* Produce and/or verify appropriate documentation (e.g. DMPL, CIDL, EIDP etc.) according to ECSS standards (with the support of our international and industrial partners)
* Supervise and maintain the UBE internal configuration control
* Supervise and maintain the UBE internal traceability system
* Track hardware non-conformances and lead or actively participate to review boards
* Oversee selection and procurement of EEE and mechanical parts

For this position, a degree in aerospace/mechanical/electrical/systems engineerering or associated fields is required. A sound track record in product/quality assurance is also required. Prior experience in space projects and knowledge of the ECSS standard would be a strong advantage.

Proficiency of spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of German would be an advantage but is not requried.

The position is based on-site at the University of Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, and is available immediately for an initial period of three years.
The salary range is determined in accordance with the personnel regulations of the Canton of Bern.

Please send an application including a CV, motivation letter and applicable diplomas to Tina Rothenbühler, E-Mail schreiben.

The Project Managers for CoCa and MANiaC would be pleased to answer your questions concerning the position and job description via e-mail: Patricio Becerra (PM for CoCa): E-Mail schreiben, Anthony Servonet (PM for MANiaC): E-Mail schreiben



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