Multi-Layer Insulation Technician


Direct Entry Job Permanent Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK

Uploaded 30 Apr 2021

Job Description

Main duties of the role would include:

manufacturing blankets to a high standard under supervision 

assisting in the packing and storage of completed blankets

helping to fit blankets to spacecraft and instruments

carrying out basic stock control of materials and parts

Employee Benefits:

We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of family friendly benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent defined average salary pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance.

Person Specification

About You

This role would suit a candidate with experience of practical work or hobbies where delicate operations are needed (such as dress making, model making and handicrafts). Working closely with other technicians, you will be able to get along with people and have the ability to work well in a small team. You will demonstrate an understanding of relevant drawings and plans along with computing skills required to review drawings and maintain records. Due to the care and attention required for blanket manufacture, you will demonstrate a careful and patient approach to completing practical tasks with good attention to detail.


GCSE ( or equivalent) in English/ Maths ( S)

Experience of delicate assembly work  (S&I)

Ability to work within a small team ( S&I)

Good verbal and written communication (S&I)

Ability to use general PC applications (S)

Ability to interpret plans / patterns ( S&I)


Experience of working in cleanrooms (S)

Interest in Space( S)

Experience of MLI Manufacture or similar (S).

(S = shortlist), (I = interview)