About this AIT Engineer role:

The purpose of the role is to provide technical expertise and production support for manufacturing products for small satellite components and sub-systems to cost, quality, safety, and time parameters.

The role is site based as it requires assembling, integration and testing of our sub-systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead activities with component assembly, integration, and test phase to expected standards and timescales
  • Perform incoming and outgoing inspection of parts and components
  • Deliver work tasks and assignments in accordance to required standards and compliance requirements
  • Prepare and participate with component environmental tests including mechanical, thermal and EMC
  • Review tests results, raising non-conformance reports as appropriate
  • Produce AIT Plans and reports including test reports for project team and to capture any lessons learnt
  • Drive continues improvement activities and efficiencies relating to AIT procedures and standards
  • Maintain the Inventory System up to date
  • Review designs to consider implications for AIT phase
  • Ensure cleanroom is maintained to ensure safe working practices
  • Support the engineering teams as required

Skills required:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience working specifically with cubesats
  • High level of practical `hands-on’ application of engineering within industry
  • An understanding of the types of standard tests required during a component/sub-system AIT campaign.
  • Experience in the build and test of spacecraft components and sub-systems (candidates with broader experience in the space industry will also be considered)
  • Can work independently as well as ability to effectively collaborate within cross cultural teams
  • Detail-oriented, focused, and meticulous
  • Communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Uses initiative and works towards finding solutions
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to make technical decisions
  • Ability to organise self and prioritise workload in dynamic environment and with tight deadlines
  • Competent IT skills including Microsoft software

Skills desired:

  • Extensive experience in the build and test of spacecraft components and sub-systems
  • Relevant space industry experience
  • A knowledge or awareness of ESA ECSS standards (or equivalent international standards) relating to verification and testing


AAC Clyde Space, a leading New Space company, specialises in small satellite technologies and services that enable businesses, governments, and educational organisations to access high-quality, timely data from space. This data has a vast range of applications, from weather forecasting to precision farming to environmental monitoring, and is essential to improving our quality of life on Earth.

Our growing capabilities bring together three divisions:

  • Space Data as a Service – delivering data from space directly to customers
  • Space missions – turnkey solutions that empower customers to streamline their space missions
  • Space products and components – a full range of off-the-shelf and tailor-made subsystems, components, and sensors

AAC Clyde Space aims to become a world leader in commercial small satellites and services from space, applying advances in its technology to tackle global challenges and improve our life on Earth.

Some of our clients include Horizon Technologies, Orbcomm, NSLComm, OHB Sweden, Intuitive Machines, Orbital Micro Systems, the United States Airforce Academy, UK Space Agency, European Space Agency and NASA.

AAC Clyde Space’s main operations are located in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa, with partner networks in Japan and South Korea.

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Right to Work

AAC Clyde Space has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the EU or the country in which they plan to work. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to AAC Clyde Space verifying that you are eligible to work in that country before you start work.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We aim to create a positive recruitment and selection experience across every part of our business. The company is committed to handling applications to a consistently high standard and all candidates with dignity and respect. Those involved in the recruitment and selection process will act with integrity, objectivity and professionalism.   We are committed to equal opportunities for all and to have diversity reflected within our global workforce. We believe its diversity and inclusion will allow for greater creativity and innovation to help AAC Clyde Space Group deliver the vision to help improve life on earth.

Openness to Flexible Working

We recognise work-life balance is important so we are open to discussions around flexible working, depending on the nature of the role and business needs.  If you would like to know more, please ask the Hiring Manager during any recruitment process that you may be involved in.

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