Assembly and Test Engineer

Craft Prospect

Direct Entry Job 2 years Glasgow, UK

Uploaded 21 Jul 2021

Job Description

Salary: IRO £21-27,000 dependent on experience 

Term: 2 year fixed with view to make permanent

Start Date: Before 6th September 2021

Craft Prospect is looking for a technician or engineer with a background in electronics and/or mechanical systems to support the company in day to day engineering activities. You will work with engineers at the company in support of our varied portfolio of projects including highly secure space telecommunications and development of more autonomous smart satellites. We will look to you to manage the assembly, integration and testing of electronics for our space systems within a clean room environment. 

The company seeks to develop a diverse and inclusive team and encourages applications from all backgrounds. In recognition that different groups may respond to job specifications differently and that our developing talent pool can come from all quarters, we seek to minimise the number of prerequisites in any role and rather recruit for attitude and ability to positively contribute to our small but growing team and our work


  • Support development of our assembly & integration facilities 
  • Conduct test campaigns under the direction of lead engineers 
  • Small scale production runs of hardware projects 
  • Soldering and rework to IPC standards 
  • Input into the design for assembly/test of space payloads 

About Us

Craft Prospect is a young engineer-led company in its fifth year having consistently doubled turnover and headcount every year, picking up a number of awards and recognitions along the way. We are looking for those able to work within a team leading projects and developing future space mission concepts to make a positive impact. Our diverse team includes former leads of national space missions, experienced industry professionals, and designers of Mars rovers. We want to develop our employees to become stakeholders within the organisation through employee ownership. 

You will be given the opportunity to support the ongoing development of the company through other activities such as outreach, business development, marketing, and input into company culture. We will work with you to support your ongoing career aspirations and help you discover a long-term role within the company.

Expected Grade: Graduate Associate | Associate

(0-3 years+ industry experience) 

Alternatively we would additionally encourage equivalent applications from those with more experience and looking to take a lead role in helping us grow our production and test capability


  • 4 day week option at 80% FTE (Tu-Fr)
  • Up to 16% pension (matched salary sacrifice)
  • Wellbeing and personal development budget
  • Tailored training both internal and external
  • Yearly team strategy and away days
  • Employee share ownership scheme

Location: Glasgow, UK

Note: although COVID means some of the work may be performed remotely, it is highly likely work within the company office will be required from the outset given the hands-on nature of the role. 

Applying: Applicants should email a cover letter and CV to [email protected], using reference 21-01038. 

Closing date: An initial closing date of 2nd August 2021 is planned, however this may vary depending on the applicants and go live dates, so our recommendation would be to apply early. 

Person Specification


  • Experience hands-on assembly and testing of engineering products 
  • Soldering of electronics to a high standard in clean environment 


  • IPC or equivalent soldering qualifications 
  • Able to use common mechanical and electronic test and manufacture tools 
  • Hands-on experience of environmental testing 
  • Understanding of space testing approaches 
  • Ability and initiative to work autonomously 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Desire to work in SME environment and positively contribute to culture