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Satellite Electronics Laboratory Technician

Astrocast, in partnership with Airbus and Thuraya is building a network of leading-edge nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit to provide cost-effective IoT services to the 90% of the world not covered by cellular systems.

Astrocast low cost modems collect and transmit data from sensors or other customer assets and transmit them to our satellite network. The collected data is stored on the satellite and then forwarded to ground stations located around the globe. The ground stations forward the data to the cloud database, which is easily accessible to clients.

Astrocast’s mission is to strive at building and maintaining the most advanced and sustainable satellite IoT communication network to track assets, monitor the environment and save lives.

We are looking for an experienced Satellite Electronics Laboratory Technician to support the Space Electronics team.

A day in the life of a Satellite Electronics Laboratory Technician:

The Satellite Electronics Laboratory Technician is responsible of

  • Assisting and performing satellite assembly integration and testing on mechanical and electrical aspects;
  • Performing incoming inspection and cleaning of mechanical and electronic hardware;
  • Reworking satellite subsystems PCBs where faults have been found;
  • Assisting the satellite team in assembling debugging and qualifying electronics systems using standard test equipment (multimeter, oscilloscope, RF instruments);
  • Preparation, assembly and test of mechanisms and electronic prototypes;
  • Operating automated test bench electronics;
  • Maintaining inventory of laboratory tools, equipment and consumables;
  • Maintaining electronics component stock;
  • Maintaining cleanliness levels of clean laboratory;
  • Maintaining documentation of activities in English.


What will make you successful:

  • Apprenticeship degree (CFC) in electronics, automation or equivalent is a minimum. Technician degree (ES or ET) in electronics, mechatronics or equivalent is an asset;
  • At least 5 years’ experience as Electronics or Electro-Mechanical Technician;
  • Excellent manual skills for soldering and electronics rework, preferably with knowledge of IPC class 2/3 standards or ECSS standards;
  • Ability to work with miniaturized and highly sensitive electromechanical systems with a very high attention to details;
  • Experience in laboratory safety and management, ESD issues and ordering systems;
  • Good knowledge and ability to practice electronics and mechanical cleanliness, where possible, to space standards;
  • Ability to fault-find in electronics systems is an asset;
  • Good documentation skills for testing and manufacturing reports;
  • Conscientious, calm, rigorous and highly motivated;
  • Handy, able to pay very special attention to details;
  • Interest in space engineering is an asset;
  • Fluent in French, good knowledge of spoken and written English;
  • Software: Microsoft Office, Altium designer or similar electronics design software.

What we offer:

  • Start Date: February 1st, 2020
  • Contract / mission duration: Permanent position with 3-month trial period
  • Activity rate: from 80% to 100%
  • Dynamic, friendly, innovative and multi-cultural work environment in Ecublens, VD
  • Attractive working conditions (flexible hours, fresh fruits, training, etc.)
  • Regular and various team activities

We support equal opportunities employment.


Send your complete application including your CV, cover letter and work certificates before December 9th, 2019 to Lisa Antoniadis