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Propulsion AIT Technician

Orbex Space

Orbex Space

Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
At Orbex we are looking for an experienced Propulsion AIT Technician, to join our growing team in Copenhagen. With us, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our propulsion systems and help us shape our processes for the future.

Ideally, you will have some previous assembly experience from the space or other rocketry related industries (e.g. defence) and experience with quality control.


Orbex is a leading micro-launch company with our Prime vehicle being prepared to launch from our home spaceport, Space Hub Sutherland. 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 Denmark, 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
The position includes the following tasks and responsibilities:
  • As Assembly Integration and Testing Technician your duties will vary from cleaning to inspection, through to assembly, integration tests and documentation
  • You will complete intricate and delicate work that will involve assembly, primarily for mechanical systems although any experience of sensor integrations or electrical components would be beneficial
  • Implement and develop technical documentation, working closely with engineers to agree best practice

Essential Qualifications and Experience:
  • Background in space or related industries for device assembly
  • Experience with small delicate mechanical assemblies
  • Experience in Quality Control (QC) or Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Strong proficiency in both written and spoken English

Desirable Experience:
  • Clean room experience is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with cleaning and working with oxygen systems
  • You will be focused, patient and have strong attention to detail

  • Orbex is a high-paced, startup culture where you will be encouraged to take assume responsibility for tasks and see them through.
  • It is imperative that you take initiative, communicate openly and can collaborate with technical and non-technical team members.
  • You must be able to thrive in an international, diverse and multicultural environment.


Our roles need to be on-site in Denmark due to the nature of the position, export controls and security. This role is based in Copenhagen at Orbex’s Danish propulsion engineering and manufacturing site.
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.
You must be a UK or European citizen or from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention. You may be required to undergo a UK BPSS check which includes a criminal record check.

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual 1% special holiday allowance
  • Share Options in the company so you will really benefit from your hard work as the company grows and is successful
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Enhanced vacation leave including the Danish Holiday act (25 days) + an additional 5 days, public holidays and up to 3 additional enhanced public holidays.
  • Up to 8 days additional leave for child related sickness (up to aged 8)
  • Orbex are able to sponsor visas for you and your family and provide comprehensive relocation assistance, this includes 1 month of accommodation in the local area paid for by the company, a relocation allowance and full support through the visa application process.