Maana Electric

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Posted 1 month ago


Are you an Electrochemist, Metallurgist, or Material Scientist with a proven track record in laboratory testing? Are you eager to take the next step in your career? Join Maana Electric as an ISRU Process Test Engineer and embark on a thrilling journey into space exploration.

Your mission

As a vital member of our engineering team, you’ll spearhead the development and optimization of cutting-edge Chemical and Metallurgical processes for In-Situ Resources Utilization (ISRU), turning raw space resources into essential metals and products to boost human space exploration. Your mission will involve designing and optimizing these processes to enhance Maana Electric’s existing prototypes and to innovate new concepts from scratch. Embracing our rapid-prototyping approach, you’ll be actively engaged in testing activities, providing you with invaluable firsthand experience in refining and iterating upon the processes optimization.

Your tasks

  • Supporting the main testing activities of experimental setups (e.g. breadboards and prototypes) of new emerging technologies.
  • Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration to different research domains (metallurgy, electrochemistry, material science, etc.).
  • Conceptualization and planning of testing campaign together with R&D leads.
  • Execution of testing framework to generate high-quality results using breadboards and prototypes.
  • Supporting R&D leads in identification of opportunities (technology surveys, trade-off studies, etc.) and arising challenges (design modifications, components replacement, etc.), participating in the problem-solving tasks.
  • Management of laboratory equipment and experimental setups, maintaining the integrity, standards, and quality of the testing activities.
  • Adhering to all laboratory safety protocols and regulations.
  • Providing robust testing documents and reports.

What you need to succeed

  • Master’s degree in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, or related fields.
  • 3+ years of work. PhD can be taken as work experience in case it is on a directly related applicational project.
  • Strong hands-on experience in breadboard and prototype testing, and protocols/procedures documentation.
  • Familiarity with laboratory techniques (e.g. metallography, microscopy, and spectroscopy) and in-field testing (e.g. high current, high temperature, vacuum, or pressure vessels) and knowledge of basic safety regulations.
  • Hands-on skills for assembling and maintaining laboratory test equipment and prototypes.
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills, including good knowledge of statistical analysis methods and software tools (e.g., MATLAB, Minitab, Origin, etc.).
  • Good written and effective oral communication in English. Other languages are considered an asset.
  • Strong work ethics and passion to set and meet high performance standards.
  • Agile, growth-oriented mindset to synergically work and share your experience with other professionals within Maana.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced startup environment.

Preferably, you’ll also have

  • Previous experience in testing electrolytic cells, metallurgical furnaces and/or metal casting.
  • Knowledge of aerospace review structures (SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.). and proven experience in space projects.

Why Maana Electric

  • Maana Electric presents an exceptional and distinctive opportunity to work on innovative technologies intersecting photovoltaic industry and space exploration.
  • We offer a competitive salary package inclusive of benefits.
  • Maana Electric’s work environment is highly valued by our colleagues for its collaborative and innovative spirit. 
  • Within our startup setting, you’ll encounter many opportunities for professional growth and development expanding your skills tailored to your individual goals and needs.
  • Maana Electric is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
  • We’re located in Luxembourg, a vibrant hub teeming with young, ambitious individuals. Connect not only with professionals in the dynamic space industry, but also with a variety of engaging sectors, fostering a rich and diverse professional network. 

Join us in this thriving and fast-paced environment where collaboration knows no bounds!

If you’re ready to embark on an exciting journey and be part of a forward-thinking team that’s shaping the future of energy, please send us your CV and a short motivation at

Let’s power human ambition together!

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