This position is now filled.  13 August 2013: National Space Centre has a vacancy for a Groundstation Engineering Technician. Applications to before 27th August 2013.

The successful candidate will work in a supporting role within the Engineering Department with responsibility for the following tasks:

  • Maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting on various systems including satellite antennas, server equipment,  60 kVA UPS and 430 kVA diesel generators.
  • Document maintenance logs and procedures for all systems.
  • Produce site drawings detailing facility layout, electrical & data distribution and pre-installation drawings that would accompany planning applications.
  • Design and implement diverse systems within the facility from safe roof accessibility to antenna bolt down assemblies.
  • Emergency interventions as part of a 24×7 on-call Rota.

Candidates must work well in a team environment, have a flexible attitude, and be available to work as part of a 24 x 7 on-call rota.

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum Level 7 in Engineering: Mechanical or Electrical or Electronic

Essential Skills Required

  • Mechanical Aptitude.
  • AutoCAD 2D/3D.
  • Trouble-shooting of Electro-Mechanical Systems.
  • IT proficiency.

Additional Skills (not required but would be a bonus)

  • Basic understanding of Electrical Power Systems.

Shortlisted candidates will be requested to attend interview on 5th and 6th September.