Manufacturing and Maintenance Technologist

Job description

Creating Value Through Intelligent Connectivity

SKYTRAC, an aerospace leader in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications and intelligent connectivity, provides innovative technology solutions to some of the world’s largest organizations.

Our work helps aerial firefighters save our forests, allows search and rescue teams navigate dangerous environments, provides coast guards and militaries with mission-critical capabilities, and helps empower humanitarian missions around the world. Our technologies can be found on fixed-wing, rotorcraft, and uncrewed aerial vehicles on all seven continents.

Since 1986, SKYTRAC has been home to talented professionals seeking to make a difference through the development of cutting-edge software and hardware used in the complex aerospace sector.

Grow with us!


Reporting to the Production Manager, the technologist plays a key role in the manufacturing and maintenance of high-quality products, participating in the assembly and testing of avionics and flight data management systems, including troubleshooting and repairing circuit boards and electronic systems as well as the manufacture and testing of complicated satellite transceivers and accessories.

If located in Kelowna, frequent travel to Victoria would be required.

A typical day includes:

  • Assembly and testing of electronic and mechanical components
  • Troubleshooting and repairing of circuit assemblies and electronic systems
  • Assisting the engineering team
  • Following engineering and quality procedures
  • Collaborating with a variety of internal stakeholders to ensure processes are efficient
  • Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed

Job requirements


  • Keen attention to detail and problem-solving techniques
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities
  • Great communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to achieve objectives within appropriate timescales
  • Strong technical and mechanical aptitude
  • Self-starter with a commitment to continuous improvement


  • Electronic Technologist or Technician diploma or equivalent advanced education
  • At least one year industry experience in electronics manufacturing
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proficiency in hand soldering
  • Ability to read and understand assembly drawings and work instructions
  • Experience in static awareness and material handling
  • Familiarity with the Iridium network an asset
  • Familiarity with the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) an asset
  • Familiarity with Wire Harness Assembly or IPC/WHMA-A-620 an asset

Position to remain open until filled.