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.

This role will require you to contribute towards achieving the company’s strategic and operational targets. Within this role, you will be required to manage the overall manufacturing operations to ensure relevant requirements are executed in a cost effective and timely manner whilst being implemented in accordance with varied legislative and internal specifications, and other quality requirements.

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:

• Ensure all operational requirements are carried out in line with company expectations, cost-effectively and on time.
• Manage all site maintenance requirements in in line with company policies and procedures.
• Improve operational management systems, processes, and best practices within the domain of Production (ERP, Supply chain etc.).
• Actively work with and consult with relevant people and departments to ensure production output is achieved.
• Work with Leads, Supervisors and Managers where they have direct line control on operational/compliance activities and provide guidance in line with Gilmour Space policies and procedures and legislative requirements.
• To identify key areas affecting efficiency in production rates and implement strategies to ensure achievement of targets.
• Measure and record production data so that improvement can be measured and controlled
• Formulate strategic and operational objectives for direct reports in line with company road map.
• To perform quality control of Gilmour Space products, processes, and services as required.
• Ensure production KPI’s are monitored, and variations are reported to senior management.
• Work with the Human Resource Department in the recruitment and training of employees.
• Work closely with relevant stakeholders in the development of standard operating procedures.
• Ensures that the leadership team and stakeholders are kept informed of projects, plans and any variations.
• Maintain high standards of housekeeping and where poor systems impinge on this, review and change so that improvement can be achieved.
• Other duties as requested and reasonably required by Management.


• Provide leadership, motivation, and direction in the day to day running of the Manufacturing team, ensuring it is supervised 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 the Deputy Head of Production.
• 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 meetings should be taken with items raised, actioned in a thorough & 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.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

• Tertiary qualifications in production, engineering, technical or related fields.
• 3-5 years of experience in a similar role.
• NV1 Security Clearance eligible preferred.

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

• Knowledge of and experience with factory operations and production methods.
• Previous Management experience in a manufacturing environment.
• The ability to work independently and part of teams.
• Good understanding and working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation/requirements.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

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.