Avionics Technician

Company Details

Boosting the small satellites industry.

We are a launch company established in Spain, wich develops reusable, cost-effective space launch vehicles. PLD Space was founded by Raúl Torre and Raúl Verdú in Elche (Alicante), and now has more than 40 employees.  We are currently developing two launchers, the suborbital MIURA 1 and the orbital MIURA 5, both of which will greatly impact the space launch industry.Since 2012, we have received the support of many high-level space industry companies, and currently we have currently received 28 million euros in funding.

As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team, you will be responsible for supporting our engineering development for the launcher vehicle and program. It is a hands-on person with great attention to detail and focus on excellent performance.


  • Understand and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical assembly drawings for PCBAs and harnesses.
  • Support debug PCBA’s with test equipment including Oscilloscopes, Multi Meters, power supplies, etc., perform surface mount assembly including removal and replacement of components.
  • Management of electronics lab, product organization and supply chain for electronic components.
  • Perform functional testing engineering setups and hardware using both manual and automated tests setup, evaluating analog, digital and RF signals.
  • Support from engineering development to production including assembly, tests, component selection and vendor management.
  • Support functional test through environmental testing including thermal, vibe, TVAC, as well as the transition to production personnel.
  • Help assembly new designs including PCBAs, test harnesses, test boxes and test racks – this will include soldering, cutting and crimping harnesses, building mechanical assemblies and as well as fabricating and modifying metal and plastic enclosures.
  • Perform checkouts on test assemblies to ensure proper functionality.
  • Ownership of final BOMS for the avionics vehicle.
  • Be able to provide feedback to engineering to improve designs and processes and to write assembly and test procedures.
  • Any other duty assigned.

Required competences

  • FP II: Mechatronics, electronics or similar.
  • No previous experience required.
  • Electrical and RF theoretical skills.
  • Able to assemble and troubleshoot PCBA’s to component level and to assemble, test and troubleshoot harnesses.
  • Able to operate environmental test equipment, such as thermal chambers.
  • Must be able to use power tools for modifying mechanical assemblies, such as power drills, table saws, etc.
  • Must be able to interpret electronic and harness schematics.
  • Must be able to operate standard electronics lab equipment, including Oscilloscope’s, Multi Meters, Logic Analyzers, Signal Generators, Power Supplies, etc.
  • Experienced in basic office software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience using Team Center NX.
  • Communication skills.

Valued competences

  • English is a plus.
  • Capacity of thinking out of the box.

Trial Period: 3 months

Tagged as: electronics and mechatronics

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