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Controls & Automation Engineer (m/f/d)

Isar Aerospace

Isar Aerospace

Software Engineering
Ottobrunn, Germany · Germany · Ottobrunn, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Your Mission

The main purpose of the role would be to help the control systems team to plan, program, and commission new ground equipment PLC systems especially on the software (Beckhoff TwinCAT 3), but also on the hardware side. However, the projects usually don’t stop after the commissioning - maintenance and upgrading existent systems play a big role in the daily work, too.

More specifically, you will:

  • Develop PLC software for new ground equipment, especially test rigs
  • Design PLC hardware setups and PLC-related networks
  • Perform risk analyses and design safety-critical electrical systems
  • Commission control systems and maintain/upgrade them

Who you are and what you have

  • A degree in electrical engineering, automation technology, or similar
  • At least 2 years of experience in automation and PLC technology, ideally using Beckhoff PLCs
  • Experience in the field of PLC programming (soft-PLC) and ideally also commissioning, ideally using Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 or CODESYS based systems
  • Experience in giving technical support and troubleshooting in the field or remotely
  • Knowledge about fieldbus systems
  • Basic understanding of electrical schematics
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Driven and eager to learn
  • Fluent in English

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of sensors/sensor signals and test equipment
  • Experience designing and building PLC systems to EU and international standards
  • Experience with functional safety system design and implementation


  • 30 days holiday
  • Subsidised lunch
  • Individual learning budget
  • Virtual company shares
  • Wellpass Sport Clubs membership
  • Customized company pension plan
  • Public transport ticket

Who we are

We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We're making rockets in a way that hasn't been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!

Want to find out more about us?

Visit www.isaraerospace.com