Join the EPFL Rocket Team

The EPFL Rocket Team is constantly recruiting new members in order to make the project bigger !

If you are motivated and looking for a practical experience in addition to your lessons, you are welcome to join our passionate family !

You will benefit from :

  • working on a concrete project just such as the ones you will be working on in your career, and develloping your teamwork and leadership skills
  • growing your network, meeting new people and making friendships
  • working with worldwide spatials compagnies
  • a great experience to put on your CV

You also have the possibility to work on credited by bachelor and semester project ! 

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or if you want to join us ! 

Here is a descriptions of the different subsystems:

Managment

Manage all the communication of the EPFL Rocket Team, inside the EPFL Campus, but also outside with journalists. Create and share content on our social networks (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube…) and our website. Find and organise events where the team can present all its achievements. 

Skills and sections wanted : all sections, mastery of Microsoft Office, Adobe suite, WordPress, social media, fluent in French and English

Find new sponsors to help the project to grow, manage the relation with our current sponsors.

Skills and sections wanted : all sections, mastery of Microsoft Office, Adobe suite, social media, fluent in French and English

Manage the logistic (Locomotion, food, place to sleep…) for all the events the EPFL Rocket Team take part in. Such as the competition in june, the lauches in Switzerland and Poland all over the year etc. … 

Skills and sections wanted : all sections, fluent in French and English

Technics

Make sure everything fits into the rocket and coordinates all subsystems.

Skills and sections wanted : all sections, experience in project managment

Ensure the aerodynamics and resistance of the rocket.

Skills and sections wanted : mechanical, material engineering

Develope and test a hybride engine and the ground support equipement (GSE) for Spaceport America Cup 2020 in the 10k feet SRAD (Student Research And Developpment) hybride category

Skills and sections wanted : Chemistry, Mechanical, Material, Physics, Electronics, bases of programmation

Slow down the fall of the rocket to ensure a secure landing.

Skills and sections wanted : Mechanical, Microtechnical engineering, Physics

The avionics enable the rocket to know and send information about the rocket to the ground (position, speed, acceleration…) and control the Airbrakes accordingly.

The Airbrakes help the rocket to reach a specific altitude by slowing it down by increasing its drag.

Skills and sections wanted : Mechanical, Material, Microtechnical engineering, Physics, Electronics, SysCom, Computer Science, bases of programmation

Design and produce a scientific experiment which will be carried out  to be expelled from the rocket at the apogee. For example, we have already designed a muon detector and a damping experiment with non-Newtonian fluids.

Skills and sections wanted : all sections, bases of programmation

Receive information from the rocket and display them. Work on a system to improve the localisation of the rocket from the ground with cameras.

Skills and sections wanted : Mechanical, Microtechnical engineering, Physics, Electronics, SysCom, Computer Science, bases of programmation

Development of flight simulators specific to our rockets, tests the resistance of the different parts.

Skills and sections wanted : Microtechnical engineering, Physics, Electronics, SysCom, Computer Science, bases of programmation

Open positions

Communication

Communication Manager

Marketer

Sponsoring

Sponsoring and Relations Manager

Propulsion

Electrical Engineer

Electronically implement the monitoring of sensors and the control of valves. Build the GSE control and ground communication

Material Engineer

Bring insight on which material use, especially ones from the combustion chamber. Work on the combustion material properties and chemistry.

Mechanical Engineering

Payload

Electrical Engineer

Material Engineer

We are also recruiting in all the other subsystems, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more !

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