Our Offer

Comprehensive onboarding, professional development and further training opportunities
Diverse and varied tasks in an international workenvironment
Compensation according to TVöD Bund, based on qualifications and experience, annual bonus and additional pension scheme (VBL)
30 days of vacation plus 4 additional days off
Full-time and part-time employment; flexible working time and possibility of mobile work
In-house cafeteria
Collaboration with local bilingual Montessori child care center
Good public transport connection
Corporate health management

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen is one of the world's leading research institutions in the field of solar physics and planetary research with around 300 employees. The interdisciplinary research focus is the investigation of the development, diversity and dynamics of planets, moons, small bodies, the sun and solar-like stars. The MPS develops and operates scientific instruments for current and future space missions (e.g. ESA, NASA), and carries out cosmochemical laboratory investigations of meteorites as well as numerical modeling on state-of-the-art supercomputers.

For the development of the electronics of a plasma spectrometer for the ESA project study "Plasma Observatory", the institute seeks applications for an

Electronics technician (f/m/d)

Your Tasks

  • Assembly and soldering of space-qualified electronics parts on electronic boards for a plasma spectrometer (partly in clean room facilities)
  • Performance of functional and environmental tests of electronics for a plasma spectrometer in calibration vacuum chambers
  • Performance of particle beam tests of plasma spectrometer at accelerators

Your Qualification

  • Completed vocational training as an electronics technician
  • Optional training as a state-certified technician
  • Experience in the field of measurement and control technology
  • Experience in the design of analog and digital electronics
  • Experience in circuit board design (Altium Designer / Eagle / OrCad or similar)
  • Experience in qualified assembly and qualified soldering technology
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
  • Willingness to work in clean rooms and to comply with the required regulations
  • High motivation, problem solving attitude, be a continuous learner, and team player
  • Experience in space projects (ESA, NASA, etc.) desired
  • Good knowledge of English (spoken and written)


As an electronics technician, you will work as part of an international team on electronics hardware for a scientific space instrument in close collaboration with the project team as well as national and international partners.

  • Application deadline is 15 August 2024.

  • The full-time position can be filled starting 15 September 2024 or later. Employment is initially limited until the end of 2026 with a possible extension if the mission will be selected

  • Remuneration is TVöD-Bund E9a, depending on qualification and work experience

  • Temporary teleworking can be negotiated

  • Social security benefits are in accordance with the public service regulations.

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