Electrical Operations Technician

Job Description

All Orbits, All Planets – Join us on our journey

Gilmour Space is the leading Australian rocket company, pioneering next-generation hybrid propulsion technologies for small satellite launch vehicles.

As part of the Launch Vehicle Operations team, you will support final testing and integration of launch vehicle stages and the execution of launch operations at our orbital launch site in Bowen, Queensland. You will also support the conduct of propulsion tests on liquid bi-propellant engines, hybrid rocket engines, electric pump feed systems, and all associated sub-systems. In this role you will collaborate closely with engineering to execute test plans, deliver upgrades and maintenance to data acquisition and control systems on propulsion test stands, and implement improvements to enhance the reliability and performance of various launch vehicle systems.

Why you should join our mission:

You will be joining a team that is working together to achieve the unimaginable for human access to space. You will be encouraged to reach your highest potential through continuous learning and embracing change. This role also offers:

  • Unique opportunity to join a rocket company based in Bowen, Australia
  • Experience the buzz of working and contributing towards a rocket launch- Join the team now to be onboard in time for our launch date
  • Work in a passionate, vibrant and welcoming team that’s driven by its culture that emphasizes safety and conducts initiatives such as team BBQs
  • Expand your skills and knowledge into the innovative aerospace industry

How you will contribute to our mission in getting Australia to space:

The below is designed to give you an idea of the role you will play. There will be many more exciting and innovative things to do.

  • Install or modify launch vehicle power electronics and avionics
  • Install or modify instrumentation and industrial data acquisition and control systems on test stands Work closely with engineers to assemble prototype products based on schematic diagrams, and accurately mark and report changes when instructions vary.
  • Perform electrical manufacturing tasks such as PCB soldering, and harness builds with a high standard of quality
  • Conduct and record product tests and diagnostic activities to support the production or fault-finding process
  • Complete minor fabrication tasks for the build or installation of electrical enclosures which may require manual handling and the use of power tools
  • Other duties as requested by Management

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Avionics
  • 3+ years of experience in a high reliability and quality manufacturing operating environment, ideally within the space / aerospace industry
  • Extensive knowledge of avionics and electrical systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Have a passion for advancing the commercial space industry

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience

We recognise you may not meet all of the below, but don’t let that deter you. We are always looking for hard workers to join our team, so what are you waiting for? Let’s send Australia to space!

  • Knowledge of temperature, pressure, and flow measurement devices, mechanical and electrical systems, and propulsion systems
  • Experience with forklifts, cranes, and heavy equipment
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with engineering and production teams
  • Ability to rapidly adapt to changes in role and responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • NV1 Security Clearance eligible preferred

How to Apply:

If you are a proactive team player with a passion to get Australia to space and a desire to succeed, please apply now by clicking the apply button and including your resume and cover letter or head to our website: CAREER | Gilmour Space Technologies | Rocket launch provider (gspace.com). 

Gilmour Space Technologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.