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SATCOM Technician (Part Time, On Call)

Req #: 235868
Location: Fairfax, VA US
Job Category: Information Technology
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

As a SATCOM Technician, you will be responsible for the installation of full satellite systems at various global locations.  You will work as a member of a team to complete the build of all satellite subsystems including the indoor and outdoor equipment.

More About This Role:

  • This is a new position for the installation of full satellite systems at various global locations; to include both outdoor dish assembly and indoor electronic rack assembly and configuration. 
  • Will be responsible for activating services, ensuring satellite acquisition from the terminal, verification of signal levels, fault isolation on any performance affecting issues, repair or replacement of satellite components that are deemed faulty, and/or peaking the system to the satellite to ensure that service are providing optimal performance.
  • Provide global support for customer required satellite Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities; i.e. periodic PMI, circuit restorations, circuit activations, circuit troubleshooting, infrastructure repair; system relocations, etc.
  • Responsible for the installation, termination, and testing of cable connections that support the satellite system during an installation or O&M project. These connections consist of both fiber and copper cables.
  • Responsible for the installation of conduit, ladder racks, demarcation boxes, power runs, breaker panels, breakers, and any other infrastructure needs to support a satellite installation or O&M project.
  • Responsible for interpreting and utilizing satellite inter-connect (IC) drawings or wiring schematics to ensure that the system is cabled correctly between the dish and the internal electronics rack, and network management during an installation or O&M project.
  • Responsible for providing effective communication of all activities, issues, concerns, and needs on a daily and/or weekly basis during a satellite installation or O&M project using formal and informal channels.
  • Ensuring that all project documentation is filled out completely, grammatically correct, factual, and delivered in a timely and professional fashion. Further, the technician is responsible for communicating the details of any satellite installation or O&M activity to on-site customers prior to commencement and at the conclusion of all project activities.
  • Responsible for cleaning and testing fly-away satellite terminal kits used for emergency service needs, temporary building relocation support, and disaster recovery.
  • Responsible for providing site surveys that include such tasks as potential pad location, dish location, issues that may prevent proper installation of outdoor equipment, performing horizon profiles, identifying power requirements, cable distances, facility access issues, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI with Poly is required
  • BA/BS and a minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Must have the ability to lift, maneuver, and assemble satellite equipment of various weights and sizes (generally single man lift of 70 lbs. and two man lift of 150 lbs.)
  • Must understand satellite signal flow and RF theory; additionally, the technician is responsible for maintaining satellite skills set and educational levels related to current customer satellite systems and potential emerging satellite technologies.
  • Must be willing to travel at least 50%.
  • General knowledge and experience regarding the X, Ka, C, and Ku-band satellite constellation
  • Working knowledge of RF theory/technology
  • Working knowledge of satellite terminal systems
  • Experience and knowledge of satellite modems
  • Experience working with Microsoft NT 4.0 and Windows operating system environments
  • Experience with fiber-optic transceivers and L-band inter-facility link terminals
  • Familiar with test and inspection equipment and troubleshooting techniques for satellite systems
  • The ability to operate the following types of test equipment: Bit Error Test, Protocol analyzer, Multimeter, Spectrum Analyzer, Signal Generator, and Power Meter
  • General knowledge of basic TCP/IP theory
  • Personal computer-based equipment and network test applications.

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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