Thermal Control Subsytem Leader

Thermal Control Subsytem Leader

Job Title: Thermal Control Subsytem Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo
Salary: Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date: 2019-05-31
Reference: J140655
Contact Name: Eugene McIntyre
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 31, 2019 09:50

Job Description

KDC are currently working with one of the few companies in the world proposing to aid in the removal of orbital debris through the provision of End of Life (EOL) and Active Debris Removal (ADR) services. In addition to providing a technical solution, Our client is helping to define the business case for this service and are working with national space agencies, international institutions, non-profit organizations, insurance companies and satellite operators to develop norms, regulations and incentives that contribute to the responsible use of space.

Having already received $130m worth of funding since 2013, our client is looking to add a Thermal Control Subsystem Leader to the team based in Tokyo, Japan.

oThermal control design and analysis of satellite.
Optimize combination of passive and active thermal control to maintain all parts of satellite within allowable temperature limit. Passive control includes tuning of conduction/radiation heat paths. Active control includes electrical heaters. Note: No convection exists in space environment.
Design and select thermal instrumentation hardware for use on satellite, e.g. heat dissipation material, thermal insulation (i.e. multi-layer insulation), electrical heaters etc.
Create and maintain satellite thermal mathematical models which consist of conduction/radiation node network and geometry models with thermal optical properties.
Predict temperature distribution and heat power dissipation using thermal analysis codes and thermal mathematical models of satellites.
Correct thermal mathematical model using thermal balance test results.
Coordinate thermal interface with satellite subsystems.
oThermal tests of satellite.
Create assembly, integration and verification plans for thermal control subsystems.
Make test plans and procedures for thermal vacuum and thermal balance tests and participate in those tests.
oManagement of development schedule and cost.
Create development plans for satellites thermal control subsystems.
Management of thermal hardware manufacturers and outsourcing vendors.

Essential Skills
oKnowledge of conductive and radiative heat transfer.
oPractical experience of thermal control design or analysis or tests in one of the following industries aerospace, automotive, electronics devices, and or robotics development.
oEnglish language capability TOEIC 700+.
oBusiness level Japanese skill.
Desired Skills
oThermal analysis software skill of Thermal Desktop.
oBasic knowledge of orbital mechanics.

To learn more abut this position, please send through your CV and call +441202 596366 to speak to Eugene.