South Africa

Satellite Operations Technicians (In-Service Trainees) 2 positions

Company SANSA
Reference # SOT-IT2
Published 12/02/2020
Contract Type Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Hartebeesthoek, Gauteng, South Africa
Duration 12 Months
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

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 the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at http://www.sansa.org.za

The following learning opportunities exist at SANSA Space Operations Directorate in Hartebeesthoek, to be filled by students with relevant skills and qualifications.
Job Functions Electronic Engineering,Science
Industries Engineering,Government / Municipal,Telecommunications
Satellite Operations Technicians (In-Service Trainees) 2 positions

We are looking for well-rounded students, for whom values are important. The Trainees in this role will be exposed to satellite ground station operations which include rendering Earth–Observation satellite data acquisition services to SANSA’s Earth-Observation directorate, providing Tracking, Telemetry and Command (TT&C) support and satellite monitoring services to a host of international space agencies and satellite operators, monitoring and first line maintenance of SANSA owned and customer hosted systems, equipment and infrastructure.

The successful candidates will learn how to:
• Operate, maintain and monitor Radio Frequency (RF) and electronic equipment associated with • Satellite Operations • Earth-Exploration Satellite Services • Participate in TT&C operations which involves the rendering of ground segment services to SLV’s (Satellite launch vehicles) • Launch, Transfer-orbit support operations, LEOP (launch and early-orbit operations) to international clients, In-orbit testing • Conduct routine preventative maintenance tasks • Participate in ad-hoc project work • Provide excellent customer service, via email, telephone and face-to-face.
The ideal candidates will have the following:
• S3/S4 Electronic Engineering qualification with good academic results specializing in Telecommunications • In search of P1 and P2 in-service training to complete the qualification • Satellite Technology course work • Understanding of microwave principles, applications and telecommunications • Proficient in English language and good verbal and written communication skills • Computer literate • Must be able to use both hands and have good vision • We are in a remote area with no access to public transport, applicants need to have a valid driver’s licence and arrange own transport to and from work.
Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process.

SANSA subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity. Preference will be given to disabled candidates and applications from such candidates are welcome.

Should you meet the above requirements, please upload your detailed CV and apply on: https://jb.skillsmapafrica.com

Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.
Job Closing Date 25/02/2020
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