Composites Technician

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OSS has a track record of innovation and delivery with multiple systems flown to date and 100% in-orbit deployment success. We have achieved this through combining well proven technologies with innovative use of materials and origami-inspired principles to develop deployable antennas which are mass and stowage efficient. Our team of technicians work hard to manufacture, assemble, and test our novel antenna products for science missions.  Based at Harwell Campus and OSS’s Composites Facility, our sites have world-class facilities and capabilities in the areas of RF, mechanical, thermal, and structural dynamics analysis and design, combined with the largest clean room on campus.

Do you have what it takes to join our team of technicians and manufacture novel antenna products?

  • As a composites technician you will be responsible for manufacturing, assembling, and testing of flight hardware, along with supporting engineers in both R&D and Operations with product assembly and qualification.
  • Also inspecting machined parts, as well as supporting our Product Assurance Manager in defining and writing qualified MAIT processes.
  • You will report to the MAIT Manager and be part of a small team.
  • Ideally you will be apprentice trained within a mechanical discipline combined with excellent experience in the manufacturing of composites based parts i.e. carbon and glass fibre based components, their processing, curing and assembly of such precision components, as well as having excellent engineering knowledge.
  • You will have proven experience using fibre based materials and their manufacturing techniques as well as comprehensive knowledge of detailed drawings, surface finishes, tolerances, and materials.
  • You will also be an excellent communicator and be comfortable working alone as well as part of a team.
  • Having a background in the space industry and knowledge of ECSS standards would be advantageous.

If you want to know more about the role click here.

NB: This role will longer term be primarily based from our new composites facility, with regular travel between our Harwell Campus.

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