SATCOM Technician I

Company Details

Forefront of our nation’s access to space and defense of our nat

Ready to launch your career?  RGNext operates, maintains, and sustains mission-critical systems to provide safe and effective launch, testing, and tracking of Department of Defense, civil, commercial and international space lift vehicles.  We support ballistic missile, guided weapon and aeronautical tests and evaluations as well as support space situational awareness operations and experiments to defend the United States to ensure our nation’s safety. Our employees serve on the forefront of global defense and space operations. We offer our team of experienced, professional employees an environment of challenging, stimulating and personally and professionally rewarding career opportunities.

This position is located at Kwajalein Atoll

Essential Functions

  • Perform all aspects of satellite communications system operation, maintenance, preventive maintenance and logistical support, and follows all Quality Control (QC) guidance.
  • Enforce quality control standards when performing electronic equipment installation, repair or modification.
  • Perform or assist in the installation of new equipment and systems.
  • Operate, maintain, test, troubleshoot, repair, replace, configure, and reconfigure a Defense Satellite Communications System and the following types of related or ancillary systems: Controller interfaces, analog to digital converters, fiber optic/copper interface systems, Timing systems, Satellite modems, Military standard/commercial interface converters, multiplexers, modulators and demodulators, frequency converters, transmitters (HPA’s and SSPA’s), low noise receivers, RF combiners and splitters, precision timing distribution systems, COMSEC devices, antenna control systems and subsystems.
  • Activate, test, and maintain permanent and temporary circuits to support Reagan Test Site, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Army Space Command, and Executive service communications.
  • Respond and follow the operational directions from DISA and SATCOM Network Control Elements.
  • Perform shift work, based on a 24/7 operation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Proven ability to competently and quickly resolve communication anomalies between SATCOM system elements, and interconnected telecommunication nodes.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively operate and troubleshoot military communications systems and satellite links utilizing military Technical Standard Orders (TSO), Technical Manuals (TM), and schematic diagrams.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use various electronic test equipment to include multimeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, frequency generators and counters, network analyzers, Firebird and T-Bird test sets, and optical test sets.
  • Knowledge of X/K/Ka/C band military SATCOM, DISA, HPA’s, TWT’s,
    AN/FSC-39, 52, 78 SATCOM Terminals.
  • Knowledge of DISA procedures, regulations, and circulars, desired
  • Exceptional judgment, decision-making, and interpersonal skills, desired.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent, desired.

Required Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Satellite communications systems maintenance training.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a Communications/Electronics or related Technical field, desired.
  • Graduate of The Military Satellite Communications System Operations/Maintenance Course, desired.
  • Zero or more years’ experience of operations & maintenance experience in Commercial SATCOM or communications/electronics/RF O&M experience.
  • Two to three years relevant X/K/Ka/C band military SATCOM terminal experience and work with military AN/FSC-39, 52, 78 SATCOM terminals, desired.
  • Security Plus Certification or equivalent, desired.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • This position is unaccompanied.
  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. passport
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance, which includes U.S. Citizenship or U.S. naturalization

What We Offer:

  • Everyday Wellness: Access to on-base fitness centers, pool, bowling alley, beach access, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and golf course.
  • Financial Opportunities: 401k savings program with company match and vesting on day one, retail and merchant employee discount programs, life insurance, business travel insurance and more.
  • Work/Life Balance:  Tuition reimbursement programs and flexible schedules.
  • Equal Opportunity: Commitment to diversity and strategic partnerships.

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