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Electronics Technician (SATCOM Technician)

2024-142653
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit peraton.com to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Responsibilities

Ready to make an impact?  Peraton is an industry leader providing innovative solutions for space, critical Intelligence Community missions, and offensive and defensive cyber operations.  Join our team as a SATCOM Technician at an Air Force Satellite Control Network station in Diego Garcia to support our Department of Defense customer. You will be part of a team that provides 24x7 support for the operation, control, and maintenance of mission critical United States Department of Defense and some non-DoD satellites, including continual execution of Telemetry, Tracking & Commanding (TT&C) operations.  In addition, they provide early orbit launch support while satellites are in initial or transfer orbits and require commanding to maneuver to their final orbit. 

 

**This position is unaccompanied and requires 24/7 support, via 12-hour shifts. Travel is minimal and only for training purposes.**

  • Conducting SATCOM operations and sustaining the operability of communications-electronics equipment located at an Air Force Satellite Control Network Remote Tracking Station. 
  • Perform SATCOM operations, preventive maintenance inspections (PMI), and maintenance of assigned RF and telecommunications equipment. 
  • Perform work center operations, maintenance documentation, and supply/logistics activities as required. 
  • Frequently stoop/bend to enter an antenna door space 2ft x 2ft.  Regularly work on a ladder assembly and climb to a height of 60 feet. 
  • Regularly lift 50lbs to waist level unassisted; occasionally individual lifting in excess of the 50lbs is required as part of a two person lift for larger items.  Appropriate personal protective equipment will be used. 
  • Complete additional duties as assigned in either Primary or Alternate role. 
  • Completing all training and obtaining required certifications on all operations, maintenance and PMI duties. 

**This role does provide a generous bonus incentive structure**

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma with one (1) year of relatable experience
    • A graduate from a military signal corps school, civilian technical school, or equivalent, can be used to substitute for lack of relevant experience 
    • Computer networks,systems or equivalent, can be used to substitute for lack of relevant experience 
  • Have a valid/current US Tourist Passport
  • A CompTIA Security + certification or be willing and able to obtain one within 6 months from start
  • Be willing to work shift schedules
  • An Active SECRET clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/ GED with two (2) years’ of relatable experience in the operation and maintenance of radar, RG, telemetry, or electronic communications systems
  • SATCOM Experience is highly desired
  • A CompTIA Security + certification
  • Experience working in the Air Force Satellite Control Network
  • Electronic repair experience and space systems experience preferred
  • Experience supporting government and/or Department of Defense customers
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills

Benefits: 

 

At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. 

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range

EEO

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values

Benefits

At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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