Avionics Production Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain

About PLD:

Founded in 2011, PLD Space is a high-tech engineering, manufacturing and service-driven company, with deep track record and expertise in space launch technologies.

We are a trusted global championing industry leader disrupting the pathway to space access. We are on a mission to reach new heights by making space more accessible, supporting missions that will make us smarter, safer and wealthier.

Our purpose is to propel new futures, to enable progress from space and enrich peoples’ lives on Earth, by moving new economies, people and world forward.


As an Avionics Production Engineer at PLD Space, your main mission is to:

  • Plan, control and manage the production plan according to the master plans. 
  • Plan, control and manage the acquisition of material goods and services. 
  • Define and/or optimize the processes and control points for the manufacture and integration of electrical and electronic systems, defining methods, estimating times, labor, materials, machines, tools and tools.


  • To carry out the detailed programming of the production unit based on the master plan, taking into account the availability of personnel, materials, machines and tools. 
  • To structure and manage the MOs to comply with the detailed plan. 
  • To ensure the distribution and publication of the planned short-term work in the production unit in the operating units and medium/long-term in the management units. 
  • To analyse the evolution of the WM with respect to the planned planning. e. Identify and analyse deviations in compliance with the detailed plan. 
  • To participate in discrepancy review committees for the identification, taking of actions and mitigation of quality root causes. 
  • To manage the necessary actions to mitigate deviations in the detailed plan, keeping management units informed. 
  • To manage the cataloguing of the materials and products of the area under their responsibility. 
  • To plan and follow up on the needs for materials and services necessary for the fulfilment of the detailed plan. 
  • To track quality non-conformities. 
  • To ensure that the documentary status of the products is in accordance with the state of progress of the same. 
  • To generate the corresponding indicators for the management of the production unit (CPI, SPI, ICE, quality index, IUMOD, etc.). 
  • To participate in and/or lead continuous improvement processes. 
  • To estimate the development times of production operations. 
  • To analyse and define the criteria and standards for the production processes. 
  • To design the process product by each product following the information provided in the eBOM. 
  • To design and/or make specifications for the tools / production tools. 
  • To prepare the manufacturing BOM. 
  • To define and monitor the implementation of production processes for their correct execution, minimizing the risk of deviation. 
  • To propose product design improvements in order to make production more efficient and effective.

Necessary Requirements  

  • University Degree - Engineer (Industrial, Electronic, Electrical, Aeronautical, Mechanical) 
  • Language - English and Spanish 
  • Skills with Office (Word, Excel, power point), Microsoft project or Microsoft Visio, Altium designer (desirable), NX (desirable), Odoo (desirable).
  • Knowledge of electrical wiring and electronic unit production processes. 
  • Knowledge of ECSS, NASA regulations for the manufacture of electrical wiring and electronic units would be desirable 
  • PMI training (desirable).
  • Knowledge of tools for the application of continuous improvements (5S, Improvement Team, VSM, PokaYoke, KanBan, etc.)


Required Competencies

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to effectively troubleshoot and resolve software issues and attention to detail and a focus on quality.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities to work within a team and interact with stakeholders. 
  • Flexibility and ability to work with few specified and changing requirements.
  • Time management and organizational skills to handle multiple tasks and meet project deadlines. 



Health & Wellness: We want you to be happy and healthy in body and mind.  We encourage you to have regular physiotherapy sessions at our facilities so that you can continue with your physical activities. We offer partial coverage of your medical scheme covering you, your spouse or partner, and your children. 


Boost your creativity: Focus. Energy. Yummy snacks. It takes a lot to be creative all day, but we’ve got you covered. Eat local, sustainable, delectable fare at our cafes, and plunder our pantries for fresh fruit and other goodies whenever you need a boost. 


Engineering by doing: We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 


Find balance: PLD Space offers 23 days of annual leave + 24 and 31 of December. We prioritize worklife balance with flexible schedules, empowering teams to manage their own hours. We work hard here, so we encourage taking breaks to recharge, ensuring a healthy work environment. 


Never stop learning: At PLD Space, education and professional development is a priority. We offer extensive learning opportunities, from conferences and webinars to higher education programs and technical certifications. We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 

Focus on your financial future: Flexible remuneration plan lets you allocate part of your salary to everyday expenses like lunch, nursery school or public transport, which are exempt from Personal Income Tax (IRPF) when paid through this system. 


We have four critical beliefs that guide the way PLD Space is shaping the future of space launch technologies. 

  • Teamwork. 
  • Hard work. 
  • Dynamism. 
  • Commitment. 
  • Keep it simple. 

Become part of our movement, enabling you to make change happen in your career and, above all, your life.