Dawn Aerospace is looking for a hands-on Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) Technician with a practical, can-do attitude to join our in-space propulsion team in Delft, The Netherlands.

As a technician you play an important role in the production and testing of Dawn's satellite propulsion hardware and will carry out a range of specialist tasks in our workshop and cleanroom facilities. All systems are assembled, integrated and tested inhouse.


  • Receival and inspection of incoming items.

  • Assemble propulsion components from a schematic or drawing, including tanks, piping, valves, regulators, sensors, gauges, electronics, electrical wiring, etc.

  • Integrate components and (sub)assemblies into a propulsion system.

  • Building test setups and handling of measurement equipment.

  • Preparation and execution of hardware tests on component and (sub)system level, independently or with support from other technicians.

  • Integration of the propulsion system into the customer spacecraft.

  • Optimizing of AIT documentation like integration procedures, test procedures and test reports.

  • Collaborate with engineering and quality to ensure all production data is accurate and complete.

  • Travel to customer facilities for integration and support should be expected, as well as travel to our New-Zealand facilities for knowledge transfer.

  • Able to read technical drawings and assembly instructions.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and engineering professionals.

  • Capable of working effectively in collaborative team environments and by yourself.

  • The ability to adapt to change quickly and positively.

Desired Qualifications.

  • Experience in hands-on mechanical AIT activities.
  • Experience with mechanical assembly tools and pressure testing equipment.
  • Experience with crimping and soldering.
  • Experience with basic measurement tools such as multimeters and oscilloscopes.

About Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace was founded to redefine near-space transportation. Redefine how we deliver assets to space, position satellites on orbit, and return things down to Earth to enable the vibrant and circular space economy of the future. To do this, we build scalable, accessible, and sustainable spaceflight technologies โ€“ technologies that are sustainable for not just the foreseeable future, but the unforeseeable future.

The company has achieved a series of significant milestones in the past 12 months, including launching 35+ propulsion units to space and completing the successful first flights of the suborbital spaceplane, the Dawn Mk-II Aurora. Dawn was named Hi-Tech Startup Company of the Year (2020) and won the Supreme Award for medium/large business at the Westpac Champion Business Awards 2021.

Current customers include the likes of D-Orbit, Blue Canyon, Pixxel, the Indonesian Space Agency, and a large number of yet-to-name constellations. Dawnโ€™s satellite propulsion business is forecast to more than double during 2022. Based on current units in space and in production, we're fast on track to become the number one supplier of green-chemical propulsion systems globally.

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If you think you have what it takes but are unsure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you. For any questions you might have before applying or if you would like to have a general conversation about Dawn Aerospace, you can contact our Recruiter, Harald van Klaveren on +31(0) 6 1464 7117 or send an e-mail to harald@dawnaerospace.com.

Dawn Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with Dawn is decided based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any other manner.

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Dawn Aerospace
Netherlands, Delft, South Holland
Posted 8d ago
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