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Electronics Technician

Orbex Space

Orbex Space

Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
We are hiring an experienced Electronics Technician for an exciting role in Copenhagen.

You will be closely involved in the test and validation of our rocket engines as well as construction of wire harnesses, sensor calibration and more.

It is expected that you will have a strong background in electrical/electronics engineering, ideally for flight as well as considerable practical, hands on experience.


Orbex is a leading micro-launch company with our Prime vehicle being prepared to launch from our home spaceport, Sutherland Spaceport. We are well placed to be one of the first operational micro-launch companies in Europe with over €122m of project financing secured, a number of customers signed up, our launch licence application submitted, and backing from organisations including UKSA and ESA.

We are a rapidly growing company with staff located between our production and test facilities in Forres, Scotland and Copenhagen, Denmark. Working on cutting-edge advances in rocket fuel technology, Prime’s carbon footprint is up to 96% lower than comparable vehicles, leading to innovations in propulsion and tank structures. A state-of-the-art re-flight system means we can recover and reuse our technology, and innovations in separation mechanisms mean we leave no debris in space.

Having developed in-house production capability, we can 3D print complex engines, produce full-scale carbon composite fuel tanks, and have avionics and software testing labs in both Scotland and Denmark. Based in Forres, you will be right in the heart of this fast-paced cutting-edge company, gaining a unique insight into what it takes to build a new launch vehicle for a buoyant commercial market.

Orbex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is working towards a more diverse workforce in the aerospace industry.

The Position

We are hiring an experienced Electronics / Avionics Technician for an exciting role in Copenhagen. There will be occasional project specific travel to Forres, Scotland.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Design and construction of data acquisition and control systems
  • Design of systems and test equipment for our engine test site
  • Building aircraft-style wiring harnesses for sensors and valves
  • Complete wiring installations for various electronic systems
  • Analyse PCB layouts and troubleshoot as needed
  • Calibrates sensors
  • Light metal work for test setup construction
Qualifications and Experience

Typical qualifications and Experience
  • Elektroniktekniker, Elektronikteknolog or higher electronic engineering education
  • 2 or more years of hands-on electronics construction and test experience.
  • Familiarity with PCB layout and design principles, as well as experience troubleshooting
  • Flexible, multitasking-capable mindset
  • Detail-oriented and methodical working style
  • Professional soldering expertise, including SMD
  • Programming experience is an advantage, particularly in Python
  • Written and verbal English skills

This role is based in Copenhagen at Orbex’s Danish propulsion engineering and manufacturing site.
You will be spending time both at the factory and our nearby rocket engine testing site, with occasional travel to our main factory, test and launch sites in Scotland.
Copenhagen is one of Europe's most modern and aesthetically interesting cities. It is regarded as being one of the most livable cities in the world, with a strong reputation for being clean, green and sustainable.
With a huge, active waterfront and a lively social scene, Copenhagen offers a wide range of social activities and leisure opportunities, all with a uniquely Scandinavian flair. Activities include cycling and sailing, and the centre of the city is famed for it's cultural highlights.


For the right candidate we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive salary
  • An enhanced vacation policy
  • Share Options in the company so you will really benefit from your hard work as the company grows and is successful
  • Our roles need to be on-site in Copenhagen due to the nature of the position, export controls and security, but we are happy to provide relocation assistance as required