Assembly Technician

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Job Description

Dawn Aerospace is looking for an Assembly Technician to join our Christchurch (New Zealand) team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, fast-growing company in the space industry and develop world-leading in-space propulsion technology for small satellites.

This role will involve the execution of established processes and the creation of new processes to fulfil orders of existing and future satellite propulsion products. In doing so, you will directly contribute to the success of our customers’ commercial, scientific, and interplanetary spacecraft missions. In the future, there is an opportunity for the right candidate to take a forward role in bringing new satellite propulsion products into production.

We are looking for meticulous and attentive candidates who can take the initiative, multi-task and work with minimal direction. You must be willing to go the extra mile to fulfil orders on time, to a very high standard.

Responsibilities

  • Assembly of satellite propulsion systems
  • Acceptance testing & quality assurance activities
  • Scheduling of production activities
  • Recording of assembly data
  • Improve and update assembly instructions and data packages
  • Own continuous improvement

Requirements

  • 2+ years’ experience in a production line, or a similar assembly role
  • Capable of working effectively in collaborative team environments and/or autonomously
  • The ability to adapt to change quickly and positively
  • Excellent hand skills and ability to assemble products
  • Excellent use of specialised tools and devices
  • Kean eye for detail

Desired experience

  • Experience working in a company certified to a quality management system such as, ISO9001, AS9100, ISO13485.
  • Production process development experience (Lean,6 sigma)

In your application, please be sure to illustrate examples of your best work and what this achieved. Explain what you made and how you played a part in it.
We work a 40-hour week, Monday through to Friday, and the salary band for this full time and permanent role is between $70,000 per annum and $90,000 per annum.

If you are reliable, positive, can take the initiative, and are excited by the opportunity to be part of an innovative and high performing team, we want to hear from you.

About Dawn Aerospace

Our mission is to accelerate the next generation of space users with scalable and sustainable ways to deliver the things they care about from Earth to Space, and from Space to everywhere else. We’re building a spaceplane, a cutting-edge launch vehicle that combines the performance of a rocket with the rapid reusability and economic model of an aircraft. We’re also the fastest-growing supplier of green propulsion systems for satellites in the world. Our turnkey systems manoeuvre satellites in space and deorbit them at the end of their lifetimes.

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