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Electronics Engineering In-Service Trainee – Pretoria needed at South African National Space Agency

Job title : Electronics Engineering In-Service Trainee – Pretoria

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : April 08, 2024

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SANSA has the mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in spacerelated 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 organisation can be found at

SANSA thrives on our employees’ creativity, competencies, and expertise, and on their ingenuity to succeed in a high-performing environment. If you aspire to the SANSA values of Customer Centric, Collaboration and Teamwork, Innovation and Solutions Driven, Responsiveness to Opportunities, Having Fun Together, and living these in a fastpaced and innovative environment, then SANSA could be the place for you.

The following learning opportunities exist in SANSA, to be filled by individuals with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, and qualifications.


Reporting to the Operations Manager, the trainee in this role will be provided with practical Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience to complete and obtain the qualification. The incumbent will be exposed to a wide variety of satellite ground station operations and activities which involve working with antenna systems and equipment to facilitate (i) the direct reception of EarthObservation satellite data and related services, (ii) participating in the provision of Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (TT&C) services, satellite operations, and monitoring services, to our partners, customers, and stakeholders. which include international space agencies and satellite operators. 

Key learning areas will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Operate, maintain, and monitor antenna systems, Radio Frequency (RF), electronic, telecommunications, and computer hardware or software systems and equipment associated with satellite ground station operations.
  • Participate in rendering specialized Tracking, Telemetry & Command (TT&C) launch support services to SLVs (Satellite launch vehicles) Transfer-Orbit Support (TOS), Launch and Early-Orbit Phase (LEOP), Emergency, In-Orbit Test (IOT) services, routine life-cycle support operations, etc.
  • To conduct routine preventative maintenance and first-line reactive maintenance, to SANSA-owned or stakeholder or customer-owned systems, equipment, and infrastructure.
  • To participate in ad-hoc project work and the opportunity to work on, or add value to existing or new projects, systems, and processes.

Location: Hartebeesthoek       


  • S3/S4 Electronic Engineering qualification with good academic results specializing in telecommunications.
  • Final year of studies and in search of P1 and P2 in-service training to complete the qualification.
  • Satellite Technology coursework.
  • Understanding of microwave principles, applications, and telecommunications.
  • Proficient in the English language and good communication skills.
  • Computer skills.
  • 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 license and reliable transport to and from   

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