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.
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.
- 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
- Stock control, management and processes
- Conduct workshop inductions and training for other staff
Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience
- 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
- 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).
- 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.
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