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Satellite Communications Technician

Company: DAWSON
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Dawson is a Native Hawaiian Organization 8(a) small business that brings the Spirit of Aloha to our employees. As part of the DAWSON "Ohana", you will be provided a best-in-class benefits program that strives to ensure our great people have peace of mind when it comes to health and wellness. For more information about DAWSON and our benefits programs, please visit .
POSITION SUMMARY:The Position is located at NCTAMS, Oahu HI and will support the NCTAMS PAC Contract with Prime Contractor, BAE Systems

  • Activate and provide telecommunications services in accordance with Telecommunications Service Orders, Gateway Access Authorizations, Satellite Access Authorizations
  • Demonstrate knowledge in theory and practicality of RF physics as pertaining to satellite communications to include: Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)
  • Operate and monitor all installed satellite earth terminals, modems and associated baseband equipment at the SATCOM facility. To include but not limited to the following: AN/GSC-52 (MET), AN/GSC-70, AN/USC 63(MIDAS), AN/USC- 38(EHF), RT-1828(UHF), Commercial SATCOM Earth Terminals. Up/Down and block frequency converters and adjust RF/IF gain levels for each as required. IP modems (Linkway, iDirect).
  • Set-up inter-nodal data links via time domain multiplexing equipment such as the Link 2+, ST-1000 and PSAX (ATM) systems
  • Operate various encryption devices to include: KIV-7, KIV-19 and KG-175(TACLANE) series. Strap, key load, and verification of lock for all installed encryption equipment
  • Use of various test equipment to include spectrum analyzer and digital communications systems analyzers for testing and isolating faulty trunks, circuits or equipment.
  • Take initial trouble calls from distant end users and proceed with trouble shooting and testing procedures without excessive guidance. Provide required notification of higher authority and problem escalation on time.
  • Originate all written reports, to include routine 4 and 8 hour reports, Situation Reports (SITREPS), After-Action Reports, HAZCON, Detailed Outage Reports and Daily Equipment Status Reports and other reports as required.
    • Satisfy CSWF 8140.01 Code 47 requirements
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Prefer graduate of the Military 31S MOS training (Satellite Communications Operator/ Maintenance) or similar course, other technical education
    • Obtain EKMS 301 certification within 30 days of hire
    • Entry level experience in satellite communications; trained on military SATCOM system or equivalent civilian satellite systems; familiarity with test equipment used in troubleshooting circuits, trunks, and satellite paths
    • Ability to carry 30 lbs. 30 feet horizontally and ability to lift heavy objects (up to 35 pounds) up to three feet.
    • DOD Security Clearance required.
    • Security+ certification
      Relocation package provided
      We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. VEVRAA FEDERAL CONTRACTOR
      DAWSON gives preference to Internal Candidates. If no internal candidate meets our qualifications, external candidates will be given consideration.

Keywords: DAWSON, Honolulu , Satellite Communications Technician, Professions , Honolulu, Hawaii

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