Precision Electronics/Soldering Technician (SMD)
Orbex are currently seeking an experienced electronics/soldering technician to work with our team in the production, development and test of flight hardware. You will be working on high precision SMT electronics. Ideally, with experience in working under microscope in a clean room environment.
You will work in our Forres facility, supporting avionics production, test & development, as well as in the support of test facilities for the Orbex Prime launch vehicle and its ground support systems.
Orbex is a leading micro-launch company with our Prime vehicle being prepared to launch from our home spaceport, Sutherland Spaceport. We are well placed to be one of the first operational micro-launch companies in Europe with over €85m of project financing secured, a number of customers signed up, our launch licence application submitted, and backing from organisations including UKSA and ESA.
We are a rapidly growing company with staff located between our production and test facilities in Forres, Scotland and Copenhagen, Denmark. Working on cutting edge advances in rocket fuel technology, Prime’s carbon footprint is up to 96% lower than comparable vehicles, leading to innovations in propulsion and tank structures. A state-of-the-art re-flight system means we can recover and reuse our technology, and innovations in separation mechanisms mean we leave no debris in space.
Having developed in-house production capability, we can 3D print complex engines, produce full-scale carbon composite fuel tanks, and have avionics and software testing labs in both Scotland and Denmark. Based in Forres, you will be right in the heart of this fast-paced cutting-edge company, gaining a unique insight into what it takes to build a new launch vehicle for a buoyant commercial market.
Orbex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is working towards a more diverse workforce in the aerospace industry.
- Professional, high-quality soldering (including SMD), harness preparation and electronic
- Maintaining documentation records for the units worked on
- Collecting and managing production and rework requests
Qualifications and Experience
- HND or higher in Electronics Engineering
- Professional soldering expertise, including SMD with IPC certification
- Detail-oriented and methodical working style
- Technical documentation writing in English
- Previous crimping experience would be desirable but not essential
This role is based in Forres at Orbex’s headquarters.
Orbex Forres is located at the foot of the Scottish Highlands, near Inverness. It's close to the spectacular coastline, wild beaches, and amazing wildlife of the Moray Firth, as well as being a short distance from the world-famous Loch Ness, and Aviemore ski resort.
If you enjoy adventurous outdoor pursuits in extraordinary natural environments, the coast and highlands around Forres offer an ideal location.
Mountaineering, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, camping, sailing, surfing, motorbiking, and skiing are all within easy reach of our main UK factory, and many members of our team participate in adventure sports in the vast, beautiful settings of Sutherland.
If you enjoy drone flying, wildlife or landscape photography, some of the most spectacular vistas in the world are directly at your doorstep.
For the right candidate, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:
- Salary of £28,000 - £40,000 depending on experience
- An equity stake in the company
- Relocation assistance where appropriate
- Company Cycle to Work scheme