Career & job opportunities in Orbital Machines

See below for open career & job opportunities in Orbital Machines!

Orbital Machines is a NewSpace company founded in late 2018 in Trondheim, Norway. Since then we have expanded to include a subsidiary in Berlin, Germany.

The company is solving a major pain point for the microlauncher industry, building scalable electric motopump systems, ready to be implemented into aerospace and space applications. Originally our target market was only focused on launchers, but we are now also working with hydrogen planes and have received interest in our solutions for moon landers and other in-space applications.

The company is still small, and together with your colleagues you will shape this company as it grows. We can offer a great environment with motivated and interested co-workers who always support each other to create a good product and an inspiring workplace.

With our solutions we are aiding the democratization of space, making it accessible to more people than ever.

Mechanical Engineer – Test engineer

Job purpose and scope

We are looking for a Mechanical/Electrical/Aerospace Engineer to work with the testing of our propellant pumps. This includes design and production of the test rig, creating test plans and procedures and evaluating the performance during the test phase. You will work closely with the development team and across the different projects.

Responsibilities

  • Design of test rig
  • Developing test plans
  • Developing test procedures
  • Developing test software (eg. LabView)
  • Extracting test data and evaluation of performance

Experience/Knowledge

  • Mechanical/Electrical/Aerospace Engineering degree
  • Experience with testing, preferably of pumps
  • Experience with LabView or similar software
  • Working in a team

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Questions and CVs can be sent to jobs@orbitalmachines.no

Mechanical Engineer – Seals, bearings, rotordynamics

 Job purpose and scope

We are looking for a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to work with the development of our propellant pumps. This position will work with the seals and bearings solutions for the pumps, taking the fluid, temperatures, materials and forces into consideration. You will also perform rotordynamic simulations and help optimize the mechanical design of the pumps. This position will work closely with the rest of the engineering team to create the best overall solution.

Responsibilities

  • Design cryogenic mechanical seals, able to function in the harsh conditions of eg. LOX
  • Dimensioning and analysis of super precision ball bearings for use in cryogenic conditions
  • Dimensioning and analysis of hydrostatic and -dynamic bearings and magnetic bearings
  • Performing rotordynamic simulations and adjust bearing stiffness, damping, etc to reach a functioning design
  • Design for production and assembly
  • Testing of designs
  • Design and plan integration with other subsystems

Experience/Knowledge (Not necessary to fulfill all of these)

  • Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering/Applied Physics/Applied Mathematics degree
    • Specialized on tribology and material science
  • Experience of engineering processes and tools for rotating machines
  • Analysis of bearings (esp. ball bearings)
  • Analysis of mechanical seals (leakage, wear, etc)
  • Analysis of rotordynamics (vibration/stress/damping in rotating machines)
  • Excellent theoretical knowledge in the relevant areas
  • Working in a team

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Questions and CVs can be sent to jobs@orbitalmachines.no

Mechanical Engineer – Pump Design (Flowpath)

Job purpose and scope

We are looking for a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to work with the development of our propellant pumps. This position will work with the flowpath design of the pumps, optimizing the design to create efficient and reliable pumps for our customers. This position will work closely with the rest of the engineering team to create the best overall solution.

Responsibilities

  • Design the internal geometry of the propellant pumps
  • Verify designs with meanline/streamline and 3D CFD simulations
  • Design and plan integration with other subsystems

Wanted experience/knowledge

  • Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering degree
    • Specialized on fluid dynamics/pump design
  • Experience of engineering processes and tools in pump development, including:
    • CFD simulations
    • Pump geometry design
    • Regenerative cooling of pumps
    • Vibration analysis
  • Excellent theoretical knowledge of pump geometry and flowpath design 
  • 3D CAD software (Solidworks) for design and production
  • Working in a team

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Questions and CVs can be sent to jobs@orbitalmachines.no

Electrical Engineer – Electric Motors

Job purpose and scope

We are looking for an Electrical Engineer to work with the development of our highly optimized electrical motor for the propellant pumps. The design of the high rotational motors is complex and you will participate from design, to assembly and testing of the finished product. This position will work closely with the rest of the engineering team to create the best overall solution.

Responsibilities

  • Update and improve design of high performance electrical motor
  • Simulations (efficiency, mechanical stress, deformation)
  • Testing of design
  • Design and plan integration with other subsystems

Experience/Knowledge

  • Electrical/Electromechanics Engineering degree
  • Experience of engineering processes and tools in motor development, including:
    • Idea generation
    • Problem solving
    • Simulations (efficiency, mechanical stress, deformation)
    • Testing of electrical motors
  • Excellent theoretical skills in electromechanics, motor design and dimensioning
  • Practical skills in motor testing and power electronics.
  • Experience in motor design, development and manufacturing
  • Experience working in a team

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Questions and CVs can be sent to jobs@orbitalmachines.no

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