Production Engineer

About Alén Space

Alén Space is a New Space company focused on the development of missions based on small satellites as well as products and services related to them. Our mission is to help our clients to develop their business plan designing, manufacturing and operating satellites in order to execute the application they need.

While Alén Space is a new company, our team has been involved in several complete small satellite missions, from specification to delivery, during the last 15 years. Alén Space technical team is composed of systems engineers, electronic engineers, AIV engineers, software and operations engineers and project managers; with a large experience on IOD, communication, commercial and scientific missions, with private and public institutions such as the European Space Agency.

Alén Space’s value proposition resides in the flexibility and expertise of our team. We utilize our design and testing methodologies, which allow the use of components from various suppliers, to create the most suitable platform for the requested mission. During more than a decade, all our missions have been fully designed in-house, following the same multi-provider approach, resulting on a 100% success rate in orbit, for all launched missions.

At Alén Space, quality and flexibility in the design, manufacturing and testing are hallmarks of the company. The quality of the process is achieved through meticulous testing and verification processes, keeping traceability of all the executed activities. The flexibility is achieved thanks to the proximity relationship with our clients and to our supplier agnostic approach. This relationship aims not only at easing the communication process, but also at allowing our commercial clients to take an important role on the design aspects. In this line, we design the most flexible spacecraft platforms, to accommodate subsystem suppliers’ changes without heavily impacting the overall mission. Our systems and AIV engineers work closely with the client, in order to take decisions and involve them in the process.

Our team has created what we have termed the Alén Space Matrix, a work method that applies the strict quality standards set by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS). All of our management, system engineering and AIV processes are based on those standards.

Quality, Flexibility, Scalability, Proximity, Expertise and Success define all Alén Space values.

Do you want to orbit with us?

We offer the opportunity to join a challenging space project together with a self-motivated team with great experience in the design and manufacturing of small satellites!

Job Description

The candidate will be involved in the whole production process of the client orders of standard products. The candidate will be responsible for the management of individual orders, from the order incoming to the delivery, managing the procurement of the needed materials and services from our providers and the tracking of the integration and verification activities made in-house for the produced elements. She or he will be also involved in the definition of the production processes of new product processes and the improvement of the existing ones.

Position Tasks and Responsibilities

The candidate may be responsible for:

  • Manage and prepare order documentation, applying the production process for each client, adapting it when necessary.
  • Request the purchase of materials necessary for production, developing technical specifications and managing them with suppliers, in coordination with other areas.
  • Participate in the definition of stock, inventory and warehouse management strategies.
  • Carry out the follow-up of the tasks of manufacturing, integration and verification of the orders in production that are assigned, registering the process and complying with the established dates.
  • Participate in the definition of production processes for new products, including identification of suppliers and proposal of improvements.
  • Propose improvements to the general production process and help obtain general metrics for the area.

Candidate Qualifications and Skills

The candidate must have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Electronics or other technical qualifications related to industrial purchasing and logistics.

The required experience and skills are:

  • Experience in purchase order management, project management, monitoring and reporting of industrial activities.
  • Experience in the preparation and management of technical documentation.
  • Experience with ERP or similar management tools.
  • Experience in supplier and customer management.

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in electronics and mechanics, with the ability to understand commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic components, as well as electronic designs of manufactured products.
  • Quality standards such as ISO9001, ECSS.
  • Knowledge about the supply chain and logistics.
  • Knowledge of industrial organization flows.

The applicant must have good communication skills and must be able to work autonomously in an effective manner; while cooperating in a potentially international and culturally diverse team.

Moreover, the applicant must have good analytical, organizational and reporting skills; together with a proactive attitude to solve problems individually and an interest in technology development.

Notice: The applicant must be eligible to work and live in the EU.


We offer an indefinite full time contract:

  • Location: Vigo area (Spain)
  • Starting date: Immediate

If you are a proactive person and want to commit yourself to a present and future project, we hope to receive your CV.

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