Satellite Ground Terminal Maintenance Senior Technician or Engineer

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We have been present in Qatar for over 35 years and with over 350 employees to date and we are growing rapidly. Thales in Qatar is part of our Middle East business that has 1,800 people across Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, KSA, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and UAE. Our people are working on two major urban rail projects; the Doha Metro and Lusail Tramway and providing security and communications systems for Hamad International Airport and Doha Port as well as delivering world-class In-Flight entertainment and Connectiivity systems.





As part of a Satcom network supply in Qatar, you will be attached to the O&M (Operation & Maintenance) Support Front Office team.

You will report to the O&M Manager. More precisely you will be in charge of the following activities:

o Ensure an expertise support to maintenance:

• failure diagnostic and identification of the items to exchange,

• removal and replacement of the defaulting equipment,

• reconfiguration and/or calibration of the system or its sub-systems,

• Asset Inventory contribution on his scope of work

o Scheduling of maintenance activities (prioritizing upon urgency and impact and according to our customer’s requirements)

• Preventive maintenance

• Corrective maintenance

o Reparations based on procedures requesting specific skills or specific tools: exchange of SRU, LRU item replacement and/or configuration and/or calibration

o Ancillaries (A/C, generators), Vehicles and Facilities maintenance

o Create and follow up technical Problem Reports on issues detected on (operations, incidents, troubleshooting changes, Satellite Ground Terminal (SGT) and problems management) during O&M activities.

o Links with the Maintenance team for SGT service testing  and service status following incidents

o Updating Operations Help Desk with incident progress and issues

o Manage the baseline of the SGT’s subsystem ( installation of new version releases, testing, asset and configuration management update);

o Conduct On the Job Trainings and Formal Trainings to customer’s personnel on the scope of SGT’s advanced operation and maintenance in order to transfer knowledge;



Technical competences:

• Advanced knowledge in :

o Satcom system (Ground Station design, Terminals,…)

o Radio Frequency and electrical measurement tools (Spectrum Analyzer, Signal Generator,…).

o Knowledge of Incident and Problem Management

o Ancillaries (A/C, generators),

• Basic knowledge in Network Layer 2/Layer 3 and Security (Configuration, Integration and troubleshooting).

• Reading  and Writing abilities in English (all level 2&3 manuals and documentation is provided in English)



Engineer or equivalent with proven track records in System deployment, integration & Maintenance.



Personal behaviors:

  • Reactivity and availability will be required on a day-to-day basis: initiative, autonomy…
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a demanding and operational context
  • Ability to organize technical tasks within a technical team
  • Intercultural relationship
  • Good problem analysis and solving skills.



• English mandatory

• Arabic and/or French may be helpful


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