Material Test Engineer 

We are mission critical 

Beyond Gravity, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is the first startup to combine agility, speed and innovation with decades of experience and proven quality. Around 1600 employees at 12 locations in six countries (Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, USA and Finland) develop and manufacture products for satellites and launch vehicles with the goal of advancing humankind and enabling the exploration of the world and beyond. Beyond Gravity is the preferred supplier of structures for all types of launch vehicles and a leader in selected satellite products and for constellations in the New Space sector. Beyond Gravity also uses its space knowledge for applications outside of space technology: The high-precision products have already been used in the semiconductor industry for more than 20 years.


The Material Test Engineer will own the complete material testing value stream, managing the creation, shipping, and testing of materials testing performed internally & externally to the company. This role will also be the project manager for the internal material test laboratory which aims to be established by June 2024.


Job Responsibilites: 

  • Determine the materials testing processes / procedure for all in-coming, in-process, offal, and NC testing requirements
  • Manage the material testing value stream, ensuring standardization of approach, documentation, and results archiving
  • Perform development tests, create and develop technical documentation, establish technical delivery specifications, and manufacturing procedures for launcher structures and other related space products
  • Perform sample preparation and support the production team in creation of manufacturing routings and planning for material testing
  • Support material characterizations and support the structural design of space structures
  • Manage external suppliers to ensure material testing is conducted in-line with internal specifications and results are delivered on-plan as per the Integrated Master Schedule
  • Operates as Project Manager for the transfer of the material testing from Zurich to the US (Externally & Internally) as per the agreed schedule.
  • Responsible for the establishment of the new equipment installation, verification, acceptance, and long term calibration, collaborate with the Materials & Process group for equivalency investigations
  • Supports wider Materials & Process group in all material-based improvements related to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, People.


Job Requirements: 


  • B.S. in Materials Science / Engineering
  • 3+ Years of directly related experience in mechanical and thermal testing
  • Specialization in lightweight design or carbon fiber reinforced plastics is considered beneficial
  • Previous experience in overseeing and coordinating production activities in a production environment
  • Excellent Program Management Skills
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passionate and co-operative performer who puts success of team first
  • Good organizational and co-ordination skills
  • Good communication and teamwork ability
  • Formal Project Management experience / certification
  • Masters in Material Science / Engineering
  • Aerospace, and or Carbon Fiber Composite (Sandwich, Laminate) Industry standard testing experience




Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

Beyond Gravity is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.


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Recruiter/HR Manager: Chalanah Wilson |


Trinity, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Engineering

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