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Grafton Technology international engineering consultancy to the space industry. Grafton Technology strive to exceed the expectations of thie space industry clients. As an ISO 9001 certified and AUG registered company we can support an extensive range of specific requirements. Grafton has been supporting space industry companies in most technologies needed in spacecraft development for over 30 years.
Grafton Technology

Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Job Reference : GTL-2018-02-105

Location : United Kingdom


Our client is a leading provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military space and airport operations.

They are a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware and systems. They are world leaders in the production of space-qualified passive microwave equipment and specialized electronics. In addition, they provide micro-satellite mission solutions ranging from mission concept studies to launch and operations.


Key Tasks:

  • Carry out assembly tasks on flight grade space hardware
  • Review assembly methodology and approach, identifying potential process improvements
  • Generate and validate process documentation as required for both project and development work
  • Provide technical support to engineering and product assurance (PA)
  • Complete assigned tasks within schedule requirements
  • Provide input at design review stage and MRR’s (Manufacturing readiness reviews)
  • Participate in daily team meetings


Essential Skills:

  • ESA Qualified to ECSS-Q-ST-70-38C / 70-08C and IPC-A-610
  • Experienced in assembly tasks on flight grade space hardware, both mechanical and electronic
  • Experienced in the application of flight epoxies
  • Basic computer literacy



  • Able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Approachable
  • Comfortable communicating across multiple departments at all levels
  • Flexible approach to changing priorities
  • Meticulous record keeper
  • Positive approach to overtime



  • Familiar with SAP
  • Thermal compression bonding
  • Machine shop experience