Safety Officer Hybrid Rocket Engine

Our student initiative is based at ETH Zürich (Hönggerberg) and inspires students across Switzerland in hands-on space engineering challenges through collaboration with academia and industry.

Beside the rocket projects going to the Spaceport America Cup, ARIS established in 2018 a research project to develop, build and test a hybrid rocket engine. For the second round, an interdisciplinary core team of up to 15 students is formed to enhance and test the design of the first generation engine!

As safety officer your main responsibility is to ensure a safe and reliable working environment. Tasks include:

  • Review test procedures
  • Maintain a critical view
  • Identify and mitigate risks
  • Push the team to maintain safety standards
  • Write safety procedures
  • Attend and monitor tests
  • Work together with the whole hybrid team and other ARIS teams

From each our team members we expect:

  • We expect you to spend 2-3 days a week on the project and be able to join team meetings and workshops in Zurich
  • Be proactive and able to take responsibility
  • Act responsible, accurate and critical
  • Be and operate organized and structured
  • Fail, get up and learn from it
  • Have a flair to interact and communicate with an interdisciplinary team
  • You don’t have to be a specialist yet but you are willing to become one!
What do you get?

By participating in this unique challenge you will:

  • Learn more about testing and its importance for a successful project
  • Learn to understand the complex system of an engine and become a better engineer
  • Take initiative outside of the class room and gain hands-on experience
  • Establish and grow your network in industry and academia
  • Be part of a friendly community, grow as a unit and build life-long friendships with people of diverse and fascinating backgrounds
  • Kick start your career!
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Position: Safety Officer Hybrid Rocket Engine

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Employment Type
Hybrid Rocket Engine
Beginning of employment
September 2019
Duration of employment
2 Semesters
Working Hours
2-3 days/week
Date posted
March 26, 2019