Satellie Field Technician

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Information Technology - Other
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Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
ADP1 / IT1

Job Summary: Leidos Defense and Intelligence group is seeking a Satellite Field Technician to support the Thule AB Communications Satellite Program in Greenland. The candidate is responsible for providing support to engineers. The candidate will communicate directly on a technical level with the SES GS customer(s) or the clients of this customer. The candidate will perform continuous monitoring of the performance of transmissions to maintain trouble free communication access.  In addition, this position initiates corrective actions to restore interrupted service in the event of a failure in the satellite communications system.  There will also be general responsibility for maintenance of the earth station facility both indoors and outdoors environments. The Field Technician carries a high level of responsibility to the customer’s satisfaction, its business interests, and Leidos.


Duties include collecting, maintaining, organizing, and compiling technical data as well as creating, building, assembling, modifying and/or repairing replacement units. Candidate must demonstrate ability to operate earth station and test equipment. Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot, isolate problems, and return communications service to operation quickly.  Candidate will be required to communicate and demonstrate organizational and technical understanding with engineers and customer. Candidate will work 12-15 hour shifts, and must be able to work independently and have ability to multi-task. Extensive knowledge of satellite communications equipment desired. 


Basic Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent. Associates Degree in Communications or equivalent technical training with 5 years of experience in satellite telecommunications engineering.

Experience with digital data and communications systems.

Willingness to work with high voltage power amplifiers and climb antenna structures.

Experience with fiber optic systems.

Requires a valid driver's license.


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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