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Satellite Communications Technician II

Location: Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands
Date Posted: 01-24-2018
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs all aspects of satellite communications system operation, maintenance, preventive maintenance and logistical support, and follow all Quality Control (QC) guidance.
  • Enforces quality control standards when performing electronic equipment installations, repairs or modifications.
  • Performs or assists in the installation of new equipment and systems.
  • Operates, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, repairs, configures, and reconfigures a Defense Satellite Communications System (AN/FSC-78C),  and the following types of related or ancillary systems: Digital Communications Satellite Subsystem (AN/MSC-66), Controller interfaces, analog to digital converters, fiber optic and/or copper interface systems, Military standard and/or commercial interface converters, multiplexers, modulators and demodulators, frequency converters, power transmitters (HPA’s and SSPA’s), low noise receivers, RF combiners and splitters, precision timing distribution systems, COMSEC devices, antenna control systems.
  • Activates, tests, and maintains permanent and temporary circuits to support RTS, DSCS, DISA, Army Space Command, and Executive service communications.
  • Responds and follows the operational directions from Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and SATCOM Network Control Elements.
  • Performs shift work, as SATCOM is a 24/7 operation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
JOB SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
Required: 
  • Proven ability to competently and quickly resolve communication anomalies between SATCOM system elements, and interconnected telecommunication nodes.
  • Extensive demonstrated ability to effectively operate and troubleshoot military communications systems and satellite links utilizing military TSO’s, Technical Manuals (TM), and schematic diagrams in a work environment.
  • 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.
Desired: 
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma program tools and methodologies and/or Six Sigma Certification.
  • Knowledge of DISA procedures, regulations, and circulars.
  • Exceptional judgment, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent.  
EXPERIENCE (Years):
Required: 
  • 4 years relevant X/K/C band military SATCOM terminal experience and a High School Diploma or equivalent and graduate of the Military SATCOM System Operations/Maintenance Course or equivalent.
  • 6 years relevant X/K/C band military SATCOM terminal experience and a High School Diploma or equivalent may be considered.   
Desired: 
  • 5 years of relevant X/K/C band military SATCOM Terminal Experience.
  • 3 years of experience working on Military AN/FSC-39, 52, 78 SATCOM Terminals.
EDUCATION:
Required: 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and graduate of the Military SATCOM System Operations/Maintenance Course or equivalent and 4 years relevant X/K/C band military SATCOM terminal experience.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 years relevant X/K/C band military SATCOM terminal experience may be considered.
Desired: 
  • Associates of Science in Communications, Electronics or other related field.
OTHER SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Common Access Card (CAC) required to perform job duties.
  • This position is unaccompanied.
  • US DoD Secret clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
  • US Citizenship is required. 
  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll.
  • Traveling to Kwajalein Atoll, you are required to have a valid passport in your possession prior to relocation.
  • You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.
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