Mechanical Assembly, Integration & Test (MAIT) Engineer - ESA Space Science Mission (m/f)


Mechanical Assembly, Integration & Test (MAIT) Engineer - ESA Space Science Mission (m/f)


Toulouse, France

Would you like to be part of our specialist services group, who have been providing engineering support to space agencies and prime contractors for more than 50 years?

For our customer, a major space prime, we are seeking a MAIT engineer for an exciting ESA space science project.

Job description

You will be assigned as Mechanical Assembly, Integration & Test (MAIT) Engineer to support a major ESA Space Science mission.


The scope of work is to provide AIT support in PFM Assembly procedures preparation to the mechanical integration of various equipment units of the PFM.

The activity will be decomposed in the following sub tasks:

  • Opened platform Equipment unit integration procedures;
  • Side panels Platform Equipment unit integration Procedures;
  • Payload Equipment unit integration Procedures;
  • Side panels Handling procedures;
  • Solar Array Integration procedures;
  • External units Equipment procedures;
  • Propulsion module integration procedures.

The assembly procedures shall be prepared in French.

The position is a full-time position and the various activities (AVM and PFM AIT) will take place at our customer site in Toulouse (France).

Start date of the project is foreseen in 2026.

What is our company like?

We are an international company representing world class expertise, delivering complex and high-technology products and services. We value our colleagues and our meaningful contributions to securing people through advanced technology.

You will be part of the Terma Space Division which has for 50 years delivered mission-customized software and flight hardware products as well as services to the European space market. We have supported a large number of pioneering European scientific and Earth Observation satellite missions and continue to be contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.

Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Romania, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.

How to succeed in this position?

We are searching for an experienced Mechanical Assembly Integration and Test (MAIT) Engineer with industrial experience in functional validation with a minimum 3 years experience in the space industry.

  • Applicants shall have preferably a University degree in the domain of mechanical engineering, Systems, or Aerospace Engineering or other suitable equivalent qualification;
  • Mandatory skills:
    • Experience in integrating electrical equipment on a spacecraft;
    • Knowledge of the verification approach, and of the spacecraft technical domains under test;
    • Knowledge of test procedures;
    • Knowledge of test definition for the harness.

Languages: French and English fluent. German would be an asset as well.

The candidates have to be willing to undertake business travel between customer sites.

Candidates have to undergo a basic security screening during the application process (e.g. formal statement of good conduct, issued by an official government entity; reference persons) and security clearance to enter customer premises.

The employment terms is based on French labor law conditions.

Any unanswered questions?

For further information, please contact Mr. Guido Damm by email [].

We look forward to receiving your application and CV. To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed, please apply through the link below.

Application deadline: 18 August 2024

Applications will be processed continuously.

Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.

Please note:

  • Applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in the EU;
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority;
  • In line with ESA Security Requirements, an official Certificate of Good Conduct (or equivalent) and employment reference checks will be required at commencement of employment. Please attach a copy of any reference letters with your application if you have them.

About Terma

The Denmark based high-tech Terma Group develops products and systems for defense and non-defense security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry.

Terma A/S is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.

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