Space engineering technician

Truro & Penwith College

Direct Entry Job Permanent St. Issey, UK

Uploaded 9 Jun 2022

Job Description

  • Hand laminate tooling and components using pre-preg materials, core products and adhesive films
  • Mould preparation including application of seal and release agents
  • Debulk and final vacuum bagging of components ready for autoclave cures
  • Follow work instructions, engineering manuals and customer specifications
  • Training and assisting new members of staff
  • Ensure parts meet the required customer quality and traceability standards
  • Work within Health and Safety guidelines at all times
  • Use and maintain all supplied personal protective equipment in good condition
  • Maintain all company tools and equipment in a safe and clean workable condition
  • Working to achieve production and quality targets set for the department
  • Report non-conformities and quality related issues to the Head of Production & Quality.

We work on a rota basis, shifts from 6am-2.30pm, 8am-4.30pm & 4.30-1am Monday to Friday. The shifts will be agreed with Head of Production & Quality & never impact your time when on campus

Onsite training and course support

Person Specification

GCSEs in English, Maths, and Sciences at grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification).

Completed Level 3 qualification and at least one of the following:


  • STEM subjects to meet minimum of 48 UCAS points
  • Engineering
  • Physics,
  • Maths
  • Chemistry, or Computing

Applicants with exceptional experience may be able to access this course, taken on a case-by-case basis


Skills required

· you have a strong understanding of the manufacturing engineering toolkit, and don’t mind getting stuck into shop-floor problem solving

· you understand the parameters of a manufacturing process, can assess risk, scrutinize, and improve processes with the bigger picture in mind

· You can apply innovative approaches to evaluate and develop technical solutions to solve engineering challenges

· while composites aren’t an essential requirement, if you understand composite manufacturing processes and the challenges we face, that’s a bonus.

The drive to learn and succeed in a rapidly growing industry. Responsible, respectable and a team player