Senior Technician – Satellites & Radars

Nato clearance: 


Job description: 

LOCATION: Kester, Belgium
CONTRACT: Consultant
SALARY: Negotiable daily rate
WORK HOURS: Monday to Friday, normal working hours
START DATE: June 2019

• Operate and perform unit and field level maintenance and emergency interventions on the Satellite Ground Station and associated communications facilities, and terrestrial links (DLOS, Fibre) terminating at the SGS
• Maintain station logs and ensure proper outage reporting
• Activate circuits in accordance with circuit work orders;- Operate/maintain data networks to provide reach-back/backhaul anchoring for deployed NATO forces;
• Provide feedback to Chief Technician and Station Engineers for internal training program improvements, and ensure maintenance personnel comply with prescribed maintenance procedures
• Participate on On-the-Job-Training (OJT) programs to complement official NCISS training program
• Perform all duties requested by Station Command, and related to daily functioning of the Site and position of the Site within NCIA, NATO, and the local community
• Deputize for higher grade staff, if required
• Performs other duties as may be required

Job requirements: 

• Vocational training at a higher level in a relevant discipline, or equivalent, or Diploma of secondary education - and 5 years of relevant experience;
• At least 5 years’ experience in the operation or maintenance of satellite ground terminals/stations, or related systems such as radars or Line-Of-Sight;
• Essential basic experience of:
       o Antenna sub-system including; radome, feed horn, reflector, pedestal, waveguides, tracking receiver, servo and drive equipment, including fault diagnosis and repair;
       o Transmit and receive chains, including; up and down converters, Low Noise Amplifiers and High Power Amplifiers;
       o MODEMs, cryptographic equipment, routers and switches;
       o Computer-assisted Monitor and Control System (M&CS) for system supervision;
       o GPS-disciplined Frequency Reference Standards and associated distribution systems;
       o Fibre Optical cables and other tails systems;
       o In-depth knowledge of digital techniques;
       o Desirable TCP/IP fundamentals, video transmission principles and telecommunications quality assurance practices;
       o Testing and maintenance of modern communications systems;
• Proven ability to communicate effectively orally, using tact and diplomacy, with good briefing skills.

Additional information: 

• On-line performance, accounting, fault, security and configuration management of digital networks and associated transmission systems, to include; packet switching systems in support of voice & data transfer;
• Basic knowledge of French and Dutch is desired as role involves working with local subcontractors;
• Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements;
• Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including ACO and ACT.