Gravitilab Aerospace Services is based just outside Norwich, with collaborations and operations with launch partners in Scotland. An exciting, fast-growing start-up and industry pathfinder for microgravity testing services and aiding UK space science goals.

Job Title

Manufacturing Technician

Job Description

Assisting in the manufacturing and assembly of microgravity test vehicles and associated infrastructure in a workshop environment. Would suit any candidates with a passion for practical work, or someone with a background in manufacturing or craft and design technology.

Responsibilities

  • Follow engineering drawings and manuals created by the design team to manufacture high quality components and products.
  • Operate and maintain CNC machines.
  • Assist in the assembly of microgravity test vehicles and launch infrastructure.
  • Keep the workshop operating at high efficiency through continuous improvement strategies, and by participating in workshop organisation when required.
  • Health & Safety
  • Workshop Risk assessments
  • Procurement
  • Stock control, management and processes
  • Conduct workshop inductions and training for other staff

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Skills

  • Ability to follow and understand engineering drawings, manuals, and reports.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to hand-finish components to a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to follow and understand workshop safety protocol.
  • Full driving license and own transportation required as some travel to suppliers may be required

Qualifications

  • BTEC or similar qualification in manufacturing (preferred, but not essential).
  • National 5 practical craft skills (preferred, but not essential).
  • Health & Safety
  • First Aid (preferred but training can be provided)
  • Fire Marshall (preferred but training can be provided)

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2+ year(s) of experience in the manufacturing industry.
  • Good knowledge of standard metric components and fixings.
  • Experience using common workshop tools and machinery.
  • Good knowledge and experience in the hand lay-up of fibre reinforced composite materials.
  • Experience in using structural epoxies and adhesives.
  • Good understanding of dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Good understanding of workshop safety and risk assessments.
  • Good understanding in the operation of CNC machinery.
  • Knowledge in continuous improvement (preferred but not essential)
  • Assist in the setup of launch equipment during launch campaigns (This may involve travel and time away from home).

Why Gravitilab?

  • Work in a fast paced, dynamic and exciting environment with enthusiastic people who love their job
  • Work for a company at the leading edge of the New Space revolution in the UK, pathfinding space launch and commercial microgravity services
  • Our workshop and office are open plan meaning that you’re only ever a few metres away from every other technical team member supporting creative, transdisciplinary and out-of-the-box discussions and ideas.
  • Have real responsibility as every person has an important role in our rapidly growing start-up
  • Develop new skills and competencies fast through on the job training.

Process
Send a cover letter and C.V. to careers@gravitilab.space