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.

Want to build rockets on the Gold Coast? We’re recruiting a Lead Electrical Engineer to work on our rockets.


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 on the Gold Coast, 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
  • Easy access from the M1


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.

  • Manufacturing and modifying high quality components suitable for use in an aerospace application
  • Carrying out engineering requests that support the development and manufacture of jigs, fixtures, and specialised tooling, ensuring tooling is always in compliance to industry standards
  • Ensuring good manufacturing practice always applies whilst providing ongoing maintenance and organization of machine shop equipment
  • Interfacing with external suppliers for sourcing material and tooling required for manufacturing jobs
  • Interfacing with the engineering team to ensure manufacturing constraints are incorporated in the design process
  • Grow the company’s precision manufacturing capability by assessing the appropriate hardware and staff to meet company goals
  • Supporting other manufacturing tasks as dictated by the needs of the business


Skills and Experience:

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Level 3 Trade qualification
  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • 2+ years in a similar leadership role
  • NV1 Security Clearance eligible preferred


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!

  • Trade qualified Fitter and Turner or Toolmaker
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience manufacturing precision components using lathes, mills, CNC machines, and general workshop equipment
  • Experience manufacturing components that require a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to generate toolpaths using CAM software (MasterCam)
  • Experience using CAD software (SolidWorks, Siemens NX, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with engineering staff and provide design for manufacturing advice
  • Demonstrated mechanical design skills and the ability to interpret innovative design ideas and adopt new engineering techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to be a good team player and go above and beyond to meet schedule requirements
  • Experience in manufacture of aerospace grade components
  • Ability to manufacture small and large complex components
  • Experience working with a range of materials, preferred
  • Operation of CNC machines that utilise FANUC controllers
  • CAD/CAM and Solidworks experience
  • Enthusiasm for space related hardware and the industry in general


Supervision and Leadership

  • Provide leadership, motivation, and direction in the day to day running of the machining team, ensuring it is managed effectively by setting clear targets/KPI’s and monitoring these in line with expectations
  • To manage performance of the team, ensuring that any shortfalls in performance are managed and reported to Supervision
  • To ensure all workers are inducted and operate to the company’s policies/procedures including casuals, contractors & visitors on site
  • Ensure toolbox meetings are conducted in line with Gilmour Space requirements Minutes of meeting should be taken with items raised, actioned in timely manner
  • Ensure employees work in line with company policies and procedures
  • To complete Performance Appraisals in line with Gilmour Space policy and procedures
  • To ensure that the team receive adequate training and development necessary to meet the needs of the business


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 (

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.