Satellite Assembly Integration and Test Technician

Open Cosmos

Direct Entry Job Permanent Harwell, UK

Uploaded 9 Jul 2019

Job Description

Who we are

Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future.

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfil our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.

Description of the Position

You will be joining the Open Cosmos AIT team and you will take part in the manufacturing of our innovative satellites and the testing needed to make sure they are ready to go into space.

Tasks and responsibilities  

  • Perform satellite and subsystems inspections and test
  • Integration of satellites
  • Generation of production documentation
  • Identify non conformance
  • Provide feedback on production process
  • Support Assembly Integration and Test Engineers on automation tools improvement

You will enjoy

  • Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry
  • Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses
  • 25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays
  • Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment
  • Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office
  • Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?
  • Annual Company Retreat
  • Remote working as per company policy
  • Working from home as per company policy
  • Annual Salary Review

How to apply

Visit the career section of our website here:

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to your work. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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Person Specification

  • Attention to detail
  • Positive learning attitude
  • Capable to work in a team and show initiative when working alone
  • Follow procedures and identify gaps on existing documentation
  • Enthusiastic about space industry