SATCOM ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

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Fearlessly solving the most complex national security challenges

We are actively seeking a SATCOM Engineering Technician to join our team at the Blossom Point Remote Station near La Plata, MD. As a member of the site technician staff, the candidate will be responsible for operations and maintenance of the Blossom Point Remote Station (BPRS). Assist in the planning, scheduling and overseeing all maintenance, preventive maintenance; engineering change work and software/firmware upgrade activities in a Satellite Ground Station environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Performs routine, non-routine and complex assignments involving Ground Communications
  • Equipment (GCE) systems related to daily-shift operations and maintenance activities in support of spacecraft operations.
  • Experienced with radio communications and digital signal processing systems, telemetry monitor and control systems as well as knowledge of IT network architecture, network protocol standards (TCP, UDP, IP) and computer and operating systems.
  • Must be able to thrive in a 24hr – rotating shift environment at BPRS.
  • Needs strong communication skills and ability to work in individual/team environments.
  • Will be performing recurring work independently or in teams; work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions.
  • Assists Site Engineer and Site Management by seeking guidance for mission support activities, equipment requirements, and advice from senior satcom engineers as needed.
  • Assists senior techs to coordinate, oversee and conduct operational system adjustments, preventive and corrective maintenance actions, and evaluates equipment performance, meticulously documenting all aforementioned actions.
  • Monitors technical and professional performance of systems and acts quickly to correct deficiencies.
  • Reports to and advises BPRS management on all related operational and technical matters.
  • Identifies and troubleshoots system problems, conducts tests using specialized instrumentation and test equipment, analyzes results to restore systems, and documents and reports results.
  • Assist with COMSEC account management.
  • Implements and ensures adherence to operational, maintenance and organizational procedures and policies.
  • Ensures secure and positive control of critical resources.
  • Reviews, edits and recommends changes to technical and process documentation.
  • Occasionally ascend/descend vertical ladders on antenna towers, at heights of 40 feet or more, and will be required to position oneself to work on equipment mounted lower in racks.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Associate’s Degree (or equivalent) or 4+ years’ experience.
  • 2 years’ experience with Windows, Linux, UNIX, Remedy, Maximo, or AutoCAD.
  • 1 year experience in Microsoft Administrative Products and tools.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of NASA SN and TDRS operations and maintenance is a plus.
  • Prior experience with Satellite Earth/Ground Station operations and maintenance.
  • Possess a broad detailed knowledge of electronics.
  • Experience in network administration (Security +, Network+ or other certifications is a plus).

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

  • This position requires the candidate to already have an active SECRET security clearance and possess the ability to maintain that clearance.

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