Quality Coordinator

Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
Full Time
Mid Level

Orbex are looking for an experienced Quality Coordinator to assists in all aspects of the ISO9001/AS9100 internal audit program. Your main responsibilities will include reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of our quality management system.


You'll do this by ensuring compliance with contractual requirements, applicable specifications, quality procedures, work instructions, and project or product completion. Join us in maintaining and enhancing our commitment to quality!



Orbex is a leading micro-launch company with our Prime vehicle being prepared to launch from our home spaceport, Space Hub Sutherland. 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.

The Position

The position includes the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Monitor and update Quality Management System documentation as directed
  • Conduct audits and technical investigations, write detailed reports, and provide recommendations
  • Liaise with Internal departments to draft reports, correspondence, maintain records and files
  • Initiate corrective actions, assess response plans, and conduct follow-up verifications
  • Conduct quality product conformance and verifications, writing reports and initiating appropriate action
  • Perform audit reviews and updates, by communicating with auditees on status and resolution
  • Process Material Rejections and Non-Conformances and extract computer data for statistical reports
  • Liaise with internal departments and external customers on quality matters, draft reports, and assist in preparing Quality Documentation
  • Participate in and support delivery of Quality and Compliance training programs


Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous experience and certification in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, ideally from an Aerospace, Engineering, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas or Military backgrounds
  • Ability to introduce and implement Quality System Procedures
  • Experience in the application of ISO9001 or AS9100 Quality Management standards
  • Experience in writing detailed and technical reports with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including SharePoint and Visio
  • Awareness and commitment to Internal Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental policies
  • Ability to use Autodesk, AutoCad, Inventor or Solid works would be beneficial
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Orbex is a high-paced, startup culture where you will be encouraged to take assume responsibility for tasks and see them through.

It is imperative that you take initiative, communicate openly and can collaborate with technical and non technical team members.

You must be able to thrive in an international, diverse and multicultural environment.


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.


You must be a UK or European citizen or from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention. You will be required to obtain CTC clearance for the role.


For the right candidate, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salary 
  • An equity stake in the company so you will really benefit from your hard work as the company grows and is successful. 
  • Our roles need to be on-site in Scotland due to the nature of the position, export controls and security, but we are happy to sponsor visas for you and your family and provide relocation assistance as required.
  • Company Cycle to Work scheme



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