Safety Officer & Testing Engineer

Akademische Raumfahrt Initiative Schweiz (ARIS)

  • Publication date:

    11 May 2022
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  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment
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Safety Officer & Testing Engineer

Are you fascinated by space?
Do you wonder what is possible when academic and industry work together?
Would you like to join a team that makes real rocket launches happen?
If the answer is yes, yes and yes, we would love to hear from you!

Safety Officer & Testing Engineer

ARIS is a student initiative based at ETH Zürich (Dübendorf) and inspires students across Switzerland
with opportunities to putinto practice what you have been studying i ntheory by gaining hands-on
space engineering experience a nd contribute to space engineering challenges through academic and
industry collaborations.
From the technical side, this year ARIS goes into the 6th round of challenges. Following project
HELVETIA, ARIS will participate at the European Rocketry Challenge in Portugal with its own hybrid
rocket engine. ARIS also conducts events to support these activities, and has ongoing engagement with
sponsors, the public and professors.
From the business side we have grown a lot over the last year. We have been expanding our ARIS
business team, in the areas of marketing, finance and HR. Furthermore, and we have also started a
collaboration with University St Gallen and their prestigious business unit.
To achieve the ambitious projects and continue our exciting growth, we require a motivated
Safety Officer & Testing Engineer .Your main responsibility is to ensure a safe and reliable working
Tasks include:

  • Get familiar with the system’s technical details and their associated risks.

  • Review test procedures.

  • Set up a testing timeline and keep an overview of all related documentation.

  • Work closely together with the rocket engineers to define system critical tests.

  • Organize the Maiden Launch

  • Create and maintain the overview of safety relevant documents.

  • Have a good technical overview of the system and maintain a critical view.

  • Identify and mitigate risks.

  • Push the team to maintain safety standards.

  • Write safety procedures for subsystem tests and launches.

  • Attend and monitor tests.

  • Get in touch with external stakeholders to organize larger tests.

  • Define test criteria and review test procedures.

  • Work together with the whole rocket team and other ARIS teams, mainly the Safety Advisory
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From each of our team members we expect:

  • We expect you to spend 2-3 days a week on the project and be able to join team meetings
    and workshops at Switzerland Innovation Park in Dübendorf, ZH

  • Be proactive and able to take responsibility

  • Fail, get up and learn from it

  • Take responsibilities over your projects and tasks

  • Work close with your marketing team but also with the engineering teams

What do you get?
By participating in this unique challenge, you will:

  • Get in contact with many sponsors from academia and industry

  • Take initiative outside of the classroom and gain hands-on experience

  • Establish and grow your network in industry and academia

  • Be part of a friendly community, grow as a unit and build life-long friendships

  • Kick start your career!

Project start: August/September
Duration: 2semesters
Working hours: 2-3 days/week

Please be informed that your work will be entirely voluntary. As we are a student project, we do not offer
any paid employment.

Any questions? Get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you! Please submit a complete application, including CV. If you have
any questions, please reach us on .

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