Senior Manufacturing Engineer

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 an experienced member of the manufacturing engineering team, the Senior Manufacturing Engineer supports the fast-paced manufacturing and test of Launch Vehicle and satellite hardware through the development and optimisation of all aspects of manufacturing and production activities, including but not limited to manufacturing best practices, and introduction of process improvement and enhancement across all areas of production.

Document and communicate across teams to ensure duties are performed in an efficient and timely manner whilst adhering to Gilmour Space policies and procedures.

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.

  • Perform hands-on engineering and liaison role between the design teams and manufacturing organisation as Gilmour Space works to iterate on designs and ramp into the manufacturing phase.
  • Manufacturing tooling design and validation
  • Responsible for the manufacturability of structures and components. Contribute to design reviews acting as an expert in design for manufacturability, design for testability, yield improvements, supplier capabilities assessments, quality control, etc.
  • Perform structured root cause analysis of in-process failures and implement corrective actions.
  • Design and delivery of new process as required
  • Design, installation and commissioning of capability as required
  • Collaboration with Supply Chain Dept. to establish robust supply chains and sourcing strategies.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts of established product to reduce issues, decrease manufacturing time, and lower costs.
  • Prepare engineering documentation necessary for the transition from development to production including manufacturing processes, standards, assembly procedures, test procedures, standard operating procedures, bills of materials, suitable alternate parts lists and mechanical drawings.
  • Update designs when necessary, in response to manufacturing issues, parts/material obsolescence, and system requirement changes
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts of established product to reduce issues, decrease manufacturing time, and lower costs
  • Perform training of manufacturing personnel and leadership
  • Other duties as requested by Management 

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Structural Engineering
  • NV1 Security Clearance eligible preferred

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Structural Engineering
  • 7+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with working exposure to best practice e.g. LEAN, 6σ etc.
  • 4+ years’ experience with CAD designing parts and assemblies (Solid works preferred, Inventor, CATIA etc.)
  • Demonstrated professional leadership experience on projects or structured activities.
  • Ability to work well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers.
  • Self-motivated with strong multi-tasking, organizational, communication and documentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

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.