Junior AIT Mechanical Engineer

Simera Sense is fast becoming a leading mid to high-resolution earth observation camera supplier for CubeSats and small satellites. Our optical payload products aim to offer complete space imaging solutions for small satellites with plans to expand. We are a fast-growing, dynamic team of enthusiastic engineers that supplies space and satellite companies from around the globe. We are looking forward to receiving your CV. 

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a junior AIT Mechanical engineer to join our dynamic team. The candidate will assist with manufacturing, assembly, and testing electro-optical imaging systems in spaceborne applications such as CubeSats.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manufacture of AIT hardware and MGSE
  • Optomechanical assembly and integration
  • Keep detailed records of all assembly and integration
  • Maintain AIT equipment
  • Generate engineering documentation as required

Required Skills

  • Interest in optomechanical systems integration and testing
  • Experience with Siemens NX will be beneficial
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Dedication to finishing a project within time and budget
  • High attention to detail

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work in the fast-growing space industry 
  • Niche global market for optical payloads for microsatellites 
  • Cutting edge technology at your fingertips 
  • A competitive salary 
  • A friendly working environment with free coffee and regular company braai’s. 


Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Somerset West

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