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Production Engineer

Oxford Space Systems

Oxford Space Systems

harwell, didcot ox11, uk
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Company

Oxford Space Systems develops innovative deployable structures for space applications. These include satellite antennas, panels, booms, and other structures that need to unfold to a large volume once in orbit but need to be folded to fit a small volume during the spacecraft’s launch. Our programmes span a wide range of opportunities; short proof of concept studies; first of a kind radical developments; accelerated flight hardware projects covering development, test and build; major multiyear mission programmes; and repeat builds for satellite constellations.

OSS has delivered multiple systems for operational satellites and to date has achieved 100% in-orbit deployment success. We are combining well proven technologies with innovative use of materials and origami-inspired principles to develop products which offer unique benefits to our growing customer base. Located at the Harwell Campus, our organisation has state of the art design and analysis capabilities in the areas of mechanical, thermal, structural dynamics and RF technology combined with manufacturing facilities which includes the largest clean room on campus.

The Role

It’s an exciting time at OSS as we continue to work on many new product opportunities and establish flight model product lines. To support that effort, and as our business grows, we are looking to recruit a Production Engineer to support the design for manufacturing and manufacturing processes, this role offers unique opportunity to have input and oversight across our product portfolio, providing input in the designs, identifying problems, and recommending solutions.


As a Production Engineer, you will create and write Manufacturing and Assembly Procedures for different manufacturing operations. You will be responsible for the design of jigs and fixtures required for OSS products.  You will also be responsible for creating manufacturing drawings as per project requirements.  You shall also review and approve engineering drawings, support the technical buyer with technical inputs, supervise manufacturing processes to ensure high quality work is completed to the highest safety standards, diagnosing problems in design/production and provide recommendations and advise on resolving them, review NCRs and provide technical inputs, keeping abreast of advancements in engineering and production.  

You are likely to have a bachelor’s or higher degree in manufacturing engineering or a related engineering subject, experience in production within a highly regulated industry (Space sector experience would be advantageous) and experience using CAD software (SolidWorks) is essential. You will have thorough understanding of engineering drawing principles and metrology. You will be a team player with excellent relationship building and communication skills along with the aptitude to solve challenging problems and deliver to project deadlines.


If you have the relevant skills and experience, excellent attention to detail, enthusiastic and want to make a significant contribution to a growing and exciting company, then we want to hear from you. In return we offer a competitive salary, exciting career opportunities, the ability to work flexibly, as well as 28 days basic holiday plus bank holidays and contributary pension scheme.


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