Composite Technician

Company Details

Gilmour Space is the leading Australian rocket company, pioneering next-generation hybrid propulsion technologies for small satellite launch vehicles.

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Gilmour Space is the leading Australian rocket company, pioneering next-generation hybrid propulsion technologies for small satellite launch vehicles.

An exciting new opportunity has emerged for a Composite Technician in the manufacturing team at Gilmour Space to focus on the development and production of numerous composite parts and assemblies for the Eris launch vehicle and other projects. The successful candidate will bring their exceptional craftsmanship and deep composites knowledge to the table to help with everything from R&D to vehicle/engine manufacture and production efficiency gains. Strong leadership skills are sought as our composites capacity will grow heavily over the coming years and we are looking for the leaders of tomorrow.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities listed are not exhaustive, they represent examples of the work performed by this position. You will be required to perform other duties within your skills and abilities.

  • Perform composites manufacturing tasks to the highest industry standard
  • Carbon pre-preg layup with particular attention to detail
  • Operating filament winders (training provided)
  • Identify and solve issues as they arise
  • Contribute knowledge and experience to develop quality parts with ever increasing efficiency
  • Trim and finish composite parts and assemblies
  • Assemble structures including setup, bonding, and fastener applications
  • Repair composite defects
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in line with company policies, procedures, and legislative requirements
  • Develop standard operating procedures for frequently performed composite manufacturing processes
  • Develop and communicate timelines for the fabrication and integration of composite structures
  • Report any deviations from drawings/procedures as soon as they occur
  • Work with Engineering to design and manufacture jigs and tooling to support the efficient manufacture of composite parts
  • Ensures that the leadership team and stakeholders are kept informed of critical path progress of plans and any variations
  • Other duties as requested by Management
  • Occasionally work late to ensure certain jobs are completed correctly on the day they are started

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Trade qualification in Polymer Processing, Composite Technician or similar
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
  • The ability to work independently and within a team
  • Able to read, understand and follow manufacturing instructions and drawings
  • Leadership skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Work ethic, high level of personal responsibility and accountability
  • Strong initiative
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude
  • Proficient with composite techniques for pre-preg and wet layups
  • Must be capable of obtaining and clearing a NV Level 1 Security Clearance

Policies and Procedures:

All Gilmour Space policies and procedures form part of all Employees’ terms of engagement and position descriptions. Employees of Gilmour Space are to ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures as updated from time to time. On occasion you may be required to attend training on policies and procedures.

How to Apply:

You will be joining a team that is working together to achieve the unimaginable for human access to space. You will be encouraged to reach your highest potential through continuous learning and embracing change.

If you are a proactive team player with a passion for space and a desire to succeed, please apply now by clicking the apply button and including your resume and cover letter.

Gilmour Space Technologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members.


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