Wire Person (Electrical Assembly Technician)


Direct Entry Job Permanent Forres, UK

Uploaded 26 May 2022

Job Description

Wire Person (Electrical Assembly Technician)

Orbex are currently seeking an experienced Electrical Assembly Technician with experience of wire harnesses, ideally in the space or aeronautical segment. You will work in our Forres facility, supporting avionics production, test & development, as well as the support of test facilities for the Orbex Prime launch vehicle and its ground support systems. Part of this work is outdoor at our test site at the former RAF base at Kinloss.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design and construction of data acquisition and control systems
  • Building aircraft-style wiring harnesses for sensors and valves
  • Sensor calibration, in circuit work and soldering
  • Light metal work for prototype and test setup construction.

Person Specification

Typical qualifications and experience:

  • HND or Bachelor’s degree in electronics or electrical engineering.
  • Hands-on electronics construction and test experience
  • Detail-oriented and methodical working style.
  • Professional soldering expertise, including SMD (ESA/ IPC certification favorable).
  • Read and understand electrical schematics and harness drawings
  • Harness build techniques, Wire cutting and stripping, Terminal crimping, Connector assembly, Wire joining/splicing, Harness wrapping/coverings.
  • PCB assembly 
  • Harness inspection and testing
  • Test box assembly