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Composite Structures Production Eng (SPACE LAUNCH) in Inverness at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

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Composite Structures Production Specialist (SPACE LAUNCH)

Location: Inverness/ Forres

Travel: Occasional within Europe

Salary: £48-58k Negotiable with equity options and relocation assistance  

Start date: ASAP 2019

Our client is a new European space launch company with backing from several of Europe’s largest venture capital investors and space agencies.
They are recruiting a forward-thinking composite structures production specialist for an exciting spaceflight development role based in Forres/ Inverness at its new Engineering and Manufacturing Centre.

The system you will work on will be a critical, integral part of the main structure of the launch vehicle.
You will probably be a highly experienced aerospace/motorsport composites production technicians, working in an environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to contribute towards critical systems for a European space launch vehicle.

Responsibilities of the Composite Structures Production Specialists:

  • Production planning and manufacturing of CFRP test articles, prototypes and flight hardware.
  • Working with external partners to internalize a range of novel production techniques into the company
  • CFRP component test programme execution including cryogenic testing.
  • CFRP materials supplier management
  • Support to CFRP structures design / analysis



  • In-depth understanding of latest CFRP technologies, production methods and materials.
  • Hands-on experience with CFRP parts development and production.
  • Pressure vessel design understanding
  • Cryogenic liquids handling and testing experience preferred
  • CAD / CFD experience, Solidworks / Ansys.
  • Appropriate resin safety / handling certificates


  • Higher education certificate, possibly degree-level
  • 4-6 years of composite manufacturing experience in aerospace or similar environment
  • Fluency in use of CAD system
  • A flexible and dedicated mind-set
  • Team player
  • English language skills

They are looking for experienced candidates who can demonstrate they get things done with a pragmatic attitude and reliable results. In this role our client expect a lot of practical, hands-on engagement with suppliers and a wide degree of flexibility and responsibility to achieve a specific outcome. 

For the right candidate they offer an employment and benefits package that includes the opportunity to earn an equity stake in the company. Relocation assistance will be provided if appropriate. 

You must be a European citizen, from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention.

You may be required to undergo security screening.

If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Composite Structures Production Specialist then please apply now!