SANSA is Looking to Recruit an Electronic Technician

Internship Opportunity

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is looking to recruit an electronic technician for its Space Science Programme on a permanent contract. The opportunity is open to individuals with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, and qualifications to join the Space Science team in Hermanus, Western Cape.

The successful candidate will report to the Engineering and Data Acquisition (EDA) Manager and will provide support to the Space Science units in the implementation of technical projects where electronic capabilities are needed. The electronic technician will also assist with necessary electronic maintenance for the SANSA research platform.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • 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.
  • Training staff members and students.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Have a BTech Electrical Engineering or similar qualification
  • Have 3 to 5 years of experience in an electronics hardware environment
  • Have previous experience in PCB design and fabrication
  • Be familiar with embedded systems
  • Have knowledge of and previous experience working on Linux-based operating systems

Interested persons may apply by registering their detailed CV and cover letter through this link. Applications will close on 19 September 2022.

Applicants are to note that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background verification, including criminal records, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks, competency assessment, and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process.

Additionally, SANSA subscribes to the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities. Nevertheless, the agency reserves the right to not make an appointment. SANSA will only communicate with short-listed candidates. As a result, applicants may assume their application was unsuccessful if they do not hear from SANSA within four weeks of the closing date.

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