Composite Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Working at CorPower Ocean you will be a part of a world class team, determined to make big impact. We are on a mission to bring reliable and competitive wave energy to the world. You will find a dynamic work environment with highly motivated and skilled individuals. We offer autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. Having shown gamechanging performance in wave energy, your work will be watched from around the world 


We are now looking for a person with relevant experience in the high-end composite manufacturing to take an important role in our composite research and development activities in Portugal. This role is based in our Portuguese entity in Viana do Castelo where you will take a big responsibility in manufacturing composite prototypes and related tasks. 



  • Fabricate composite prototype tooling, moulds, jigs, and assembly fixtures according to drawings.  
  • Manufacture composite parts using standard processes and procedures: wet lay-up, bonding, vacuum bagging, infusion systems, assembly processes, repairs, cutting, deburring, and finishing. 
  • Hands on work with filament and/or band winding machines, resin mixing equipment, chopstrand guns, electrical stitchers and scissors, and any other equipment utilized during the winding process to feed fiberglass roving and tape bobbins to the machine.
  • Execute the basic maintenance work to keep the composite manufacturing equipment in working condition.  
  • Prepare (composite) parts for manufacturing: reading and understanding of engineering drawings, assisting on scheduling and process specifications. Interpreting all related documents to understand tooling, materials, sequence of operations, techniques, and other aspects required for manufacture 
  • Carry out manufacturing quality control of composite materials and components.  
  • Support in the preparation and execute test parts or coupons. 
  • Work where necessary, with other functions, to assist in achieving overall project objectives. 


Skills and qualifications: 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in large high-end composite manufacturing (Aeronautics, Wind Energy, Racing-Yachts, etc.).  
  • High level of IT literacy, use of Microsoft Office tools (word, excel) and commitment to develop programming skills on filament winding machine control software is essential to this role. Proven experience using filament winding software such as CADfil will be a significative plus. 
  • Must be able to develop own knowledge related to composite manufacturing processesability to author standards and specific instructions will be a plus. 
  • Understands the basic quality assurance concepts, for example of volume fraction, void content and glass transition temperatureetc.. 
  • Good communication skills, motivated and able to use own initiative. 
  • Trained and experienced with problem solving techniques. 
  • Engineering qualification would be an advantage. 


As a person: 

  • you are striving for excellence and put quality into everything you do 
  • you love to learn new things and take pride in constantly developing your skills 
  • you always searching for the most simple and elegant solutions to difficult problems 
  • you are persistent, knowing it takes stamina to reach ambitious goals 
  • you are data driven and strive to always back your points with a solid analysis 
  • you are outspoken and like to interact with colleagues, partners and suppliers    

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Viana do Castelo

Avenida do Cabedelo
4935 Viana do Castelo Directions View page

What's in it for you?

  • Our mission

    CorPower Ocean brings competitive wave energy technology to the world, unlocking one of the largest untapped sources of renewable energy - harnessing the natural power of the oceans to help us tackle climate change and achieve a sustainable low-carbon future.

    We are solving a grand challenge that no one else have cracked the code for. With growing global attention to the health of our Earth´s environment, this mission is more important than ever. We find it hard to imagine doing anything more meaningful than this!

  • Your impact

    Each team member works with a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. The technical and commercial challenges you will be part of solving are complex, cutting-edge and highly inspiring . Entering the world of wave energy technology with CPO gives you a unique chance to use, improve and hone your skills.

  • Fun!

    It's not all just hard work here at CPO. In reaching our goals we laugh, we care, we are a CPO-family that enjoy both solving challenges and hanging out with each other. During the journey to complete the dream of a better future there will be lots of challenges, but also lots of fun,and tremendous sense of achievement - you don't want to miss it!

  • CPO benefits

    We offer an attractive packages including: competitive base salary, stock options , health & wellbeing support , pension plan, health insurance, and six weeks of paid vacation.

Be part of something great

We are a dynamic, supportive, fun and a truly international team of more than 10 nationalities including industry experts innovators, experienced interdisciplinary engineers and business professionals.

CPO strive to combine the best of world class knowledge from around the world with a true entrepreneurial spirit devoted to developing the best wave energy technology out there .  


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