SANSA is Hiring an Electronics Technician


The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has an opening for an electronics engineer in its Space Science Programme within the Hermanus facility in Western Cape province.  The role is to be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competency, qualifications and who puts the interests of the nation first, has a commercial mindset, is knowledge-driven and people-centric. This position requires the incumbent employee to be based in Hermanus.

The electronics technician will report to the engineering and data acquisition (EDA) manager will support space science units in the implementation of technical projects where electronic capabilities are needed and provide required electronic maintenance support to the SANSA research platform.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a BTech in Electrical Engineering or similar fields;
  • Have 3-5 years experience in an electronics hardware environment;
  • Have previous experience in the printed circuit board (PCB) design and fabrication;
  • Be familiar with embedded systems; and
  • Have knowledge of and previous experience working on Linux-based operating systems.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support as required to all SANSA infrastructure/measuring sites;
  • Perform installations and maintain instrumentation (including remote sites);
  • Source and procure electronic components for unit projects;
  • Work with embedded systems, including microcontrollers as well as IoT devices;
  • Help develop and assemble custom electronic subsystems for EDA projects;
  • Provide electronics support to internal and external clients; and
  • Train staff members and students.

Please NOTE that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience. SANSA subscribes to the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities, and preference will be given to candidates in accordance with this.

Closing date: 16 July 2021

Should you meet the above requirements, please apply by logging into Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from the Agency within four weeks of the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.


SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports creating an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of the South African national government policy. For more information about the organisation, kindly check here

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