CAD Technician


Direct Entry Job Permanent Forres, Scotland, UK

Uploaded 29 Aug 2020

Job Description

Orbex is Europe's most exciting space company. You will be joining a team developing one of the most innovative, high-tech orbital space launch vehicles in the world, and you'll have the chance to earn an ownership stake in the company.

We are a highly motivated and focused team, and we are looking for colleagues who share our vision of creating Europe's first fully private space access company. We are looking for team members who will fit in immediately and hit the ground running.

We are looking for a CAD Technician/Engineer for a varied role which will be responsible for assisting our engineering teams by creating accurate and detailed 3D models and 2D drawings of components and assemblies of both launch vehicle and ground segment equipment.

This role would suit a candidate looking for an interesting role in what could be a new industry for you, which offers early responsibility and big rewards. We are looking for the right person to join our team, so all levels of experience will be considered.

•Following instruction from the engineering teams, create accurate and detailed 3D models of components and assemblies of both launch vehicle and ground segment equipment, including tooling and test fixtures 
•Work closely with the Structures, Avionics and Propulsion teams to help ensure that the launch vehicle master CAD definition available in the Product Data Management system is up to date at all times 
•Create 2D drawings of components and assemblies to support production and/or procurement 
•Support in population and maintenance of BOM and Mass track

Person Specification

You will be a CAD Technician/Engineer, probably frustrated by working in a slow-moving environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action.

You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a new European space launch vehicle. We are looking for successful candidates who can demonstrate they get things done with a pragmatic attitude and reliable results.

Qualifications and Skills 
•Highly proficient SOLIDWORKS CAD user 
•A high level of accuracy and attention to detail 
•A methodical, thorough and organised approach to work 
•Good communication skills both written and verbal combined with the ability to work well in a team 
•Educated to HNC, HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalent level in a technical field 
•Strong listening skills with the ability to rapidly assimilate information 
•Adaptable and able to work under pressure to tight timescale across multiple work-streams

Experience (Essential) 
•2+ Years CAD experience in a technical engineering environment

Experience (Desirable) 
•Basic working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) 
•Familiarity with typical aerospace materials and associated manufacturing processes ideally including advanced composites 
•Exposure to an aerospace, defence, space or motor sport project environment 
•Experience in CAD-CAM activities

Orbex is a fast-moving company with a lot going on every single day. We are looking for colleagues who work hard, deliver reliably and put the team above themselves.

Typically you will be: 
•A creative, lateral thinker 
•Able to find innovative solutions to complex problems 
•Flexible, dedicated, trustworthy 
•Adventurous and team-oriented 
•Calm under pressure

In this specific role you will need to be: 
•Highly organised 
•Very detail-oriented