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CNC Programmer & Operator

Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace

Software Engineering
New Zealand
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023

About the workshop

The workshop is clean and well equipped. We have good quality modern machines that are well maintained. The jobs we work on are often complex and require innovative solutions. The work is satisfying and will suit people that take pride in what they do.

A typical day may include:

  • One-off work (manufacturing components for the R&D team):
    • Work with and coach design engineers to ensure R&D components are designed for ease of manufacture.
    • Program, prove and make one-off R&D components – and/or help engineers with items they are making.
  • Production work (manufacturing components for products we sell):
    • Work with design engineers to review designs from a “design for manufacture” perspective.
    • For new products: Develop internal and external manufacturing processes, and associated instructions and production record systems.
    • Execute existing processes to produce existing parts
    • Complete and maintain production records
  • Staff training and upskilling:
    • Provide in-house training of new staff on using equipment in the workshop
    • Guide/support other workshop users with their tasks.

We are expanding rapidly and are in search of good people that can help us manufacture quality components. People that will create and implement effective new processes as our capabilities grow.

Dawn maintains a positive work culture. One in which everyone is encouraged and supported, where mistakes are treated as opportunities to learn, develop and teach others. Staff are given the autonomy to do their job and trusted with it. Work hours are flexible and we have a barbeque lunch weekly to help the wider team stay connected.

About Dawn Aerospace

The opportunities in space are limitless. Humanity is only just scratching the surface. Our industry is at the same inflection point the internet was back when we went from dial-up to broadband.

Dawn Aerospace was founded to redefine space transportation and enable a space economy that transforms the world. To do this, we build scalable, accessible and sustainable spaceflight technologies – technologies that are sustainable for not just the foreseeable future, but the unforeseeable future. Our technology is best in class, with many of our products on track to be the most popular in their segment by late next year.

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.

Dawn Aerospace is an Accredited Employer with Immigration New Zealand.


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