Junior Structures and Mechanical Engineer

Olten, Switzerland
Full Time
Entry Level

Axalp Technologies is a young company dedicated to shaping the future of aerospace and related fields by providing engineering services to selected customers and partners. Join our highly talented and motivated team and work on challenging tasks developing cutting-edge systems, ranging from new-design eVTOL aircraft to speed-record-setting vehicles.

We are seeking a junior mechanical/structural/materials engineer with a passion for developing structural components and mechanical systems. The ideal candidate should have 0-3 years of industry experience and demonstrate a skillset in all three areas of structures design, analysis, and fabrication.

Your Contributions:

  • Develop lightweight aerospace structural solutions with sensible material and manufacturing choices, backed by solid understanding of load paths and analytical methods, while understanding and meeting all system requirements.
  • Develop structural and mechanical designs in CAD, detailing out solutions for manufacturing (2D drawings).
  • Conduct preliminary analysis rooted in analytical formulas, followed by detailed sizing utilizing Finite Element (FE) models, according to load cases.
  • Participate in structural and system testing, and material allowables development test programs.
  • Prepare documentation to support design decisions and to resolve issues. Prepare presentations for design reviews.  Assist the project engineer in preparing for technical interchange meetings and technical program reviews.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Material Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field.
  • Intrinsic drive to understand and solve complex physical problems.
  • English language skills, verbal and written.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with hands-on fabrication of structural parts and assemblies utilizing composite materials. 
  • Experience with lightweight aerostructures and demonstrated strong engineering skills in structural analysis.
  • Familiar with industry standards for the manufacture, repair, and assembly of composite components for aerospace.
  • Experience with Siemens NX (CAD)
  • Experience with analytical software such as FEMAP, NASTRAN, Matlab is a plus.
  • Relevant Coursework / Experience with the composite part detail design process, including composites stacking sequence, lamination theory, honeycomb core, bonded assemblies, manufacturing assembly and fabrication processes, post-cure machining operations.

What we offer:

  • Become an integral part of a highly skilled and motivated team
  • Varied and exciting projects, including electric aircraft, VTOL systems, and uncrewed aircraft
  • Flexible work hours


Location:  Olten, Switzerland

Must be a Swiss or EU/EFTA country citizen, or otherwise be eligible to work in Switzerland.


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