Assembly Technician
Engineering - Toronto, Ontario
Kepler is changing the face of satellite communications by launching a constellation of telecommunication nanosatellites! With the recent success of our Series A funding, a handful of early customers, and our first two satellites in orbit, Kepler is currently doubling in size!

We invest heavily to deliver the best products to our customers and build the most advanced small satellites out there, and so we’re on the hunt for top-tier Assembly Technicians who will be key team members involved in the build-out of our constellation; hands on the line building out, assembling, and testing batches of hardware destined for space, not to mention our user terminals on the ground!

Get your mitts on some hardware going to space! You will be involved in nearly all aspects of the inspection, re-work, assembly, and testing of complex electronics, mechanical assemblies, and complete units: from soldering 0201 resistors to dense boards, to inspecting manufacturer compliance and assembly quality, to putting the final bolts in place in a space-destined unit. You will be focused on moving components through the flow from reception, inspection, rework, integration, and test; always with a focus on quality control. As part of the Space Hardware team, you will be expected to provide feedback on your experience dealing with the product in order to implement expedient changes for improvements in build and test.

Position Responsibilities

  • Mechanical and Electrical assembly of PCBAs into chassis, shield and small electronic assemblies.
  • PCBA inspection and rework
  • Specialized component assembly and cleaning
  • Subsystem (including electro-mechanical assembly) build and test.
  • Satellite assembly and integrated test support
  • Quality control and production requirements verification
  • Component, assembly, and satellite design support for process improvement
  • Wire harnessing and semi-rigid harness forming
  • Soldering and de-soldering of through-hole and SMT components
  • Support adhesive and epoxy application (conformal coat, masking, staking)
  • Running functional testing on units
  • Position Requirements

  • Diploma or Certificate in an Aerospace Technician program or similar
  • 3-5 years of soldering experience
  • IPC or J-standard soldering certificate or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience using mechanical hand tools
  • Experience working within an ESD controlled environment
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow detailed technical documents and instructions (schematics, mechanical drawings, wire diagrams, PCB layout)
  • Experience with harness/wire repair (spicing, crimping, stripping, etc.)
  • Understanding of GD&T symbols and standards
  • Experience working on integrated circuits and PCBAs
  • Experience with QC inspection practices, MIL or industry quality standards
  • High attention to detail and concentration on tasks
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 kg unassisted
  • Bonus Points

  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment
  • Experience in the aircraft/aviation industry sectors
  • Understanding of theory behind power, digital, analog circuits
  • Testing Software programming experience (i.e.: labview)
  • Experience in a fast-paced work environment, managing a variety of changing tasks
  • Kepler Communications Inc. is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, people who identify as LGBT and others who may contribute to diversification in our workplace.

    As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Kepler will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact our People & Culture team by phone at: +1 (437) 637-0047 to make your accommodation needs known and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.

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