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Working As A Satellite Communications Operator

  • $99,300

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Satellite Communications Operator does

  • Installed, operated, and performed preventive maintenance checks and services on power generators.
  • Worked with fixed-site and mobile satellite communication systems that provided voice and data capabilities to units around the world.
  • Install, configure, operate, align, and conduct performance tests.
  • Provide technical assistance to local TCF and distant end field stations in isolating problems relating to communications link outage and impairments.
  • Utilized spectrum analyzers and Unit SATCOM terminals to conduct in house Cross -Polarization tests.
  • Deployed and maintained satellite communications equipment supporting over 10,000 personnel in Southern Afghanistan for 1 year.
  • Have installed units to interface with Cisco routers or MICOM hubs to relay company's LAN/WAN to site.
  • Trained in civilian equivalent satellite terminals such as the USC-60.
  • Operated up/downconverters, satellite modems, ETSSP, KIV7, KG194, FCC-100, and HPA.
  • Experience maintaining TDMA networks as the Hub for the Kabul Region with over 50 terminals.
  • Supervised alignment, control, and direct support maintenance.
  • Collected information and sent out FDMA reports.
  • Have experience in troubleshooting such equipment at location or through TELNET.
  • Have experience of transmitting video and telemetry through the shuttle s Ku-Band system.
  • Worked on satellite antennas, transceivers, and feed horns.
  • Utilized the JNN, the STT, the 85 terminals, and 93 terminals.
  • Assemble, repair, test, and configure SATCOM systems valued at millions of dollars.
  • Maintain top secret security clearance.
  • Operated and maintained multiple circuit/network paths and monitored network and communication traffic throughout the facility.
  • Performed all the duties of the Alternate COMSEC Custodian for Deployable Communications Operations.

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Satellite Communications Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

89.0%

Female

9.2%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

80.7%

Hispanic or Latino

10.4%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

30.2%

German

20.9%

Carrier

11.6%

French

7.0%

Korean

7.0%

Italian

4.7%

Portuguese

2.3%

Latvian

2.3%

Turkish

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

Tagalog

2.3%

Russian

2.3%

Polish

2.3%

Arabic

2.3%
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Satellite Communications Operator Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

22.2%

University of Phoenix

15.0%

University of Maryland - University College

9.0%

Central Texas College

6.4%

Ashford University

3.8%

Liberty University

3.8%

American University

3.8%

Colorado Technical University

3.8%

ECPI University

3.4%

Troy University

3.4%

Western Governors University

3.4%

Grantham University

3.4%

Thomas Edison State University

3.0%

Strayer University

3.0%

Cochise College

2.6%

Excelsior College

2.1%

The Academy

2.1%

Bellevue University

2.1%

Fayetteville Technical Community College

1.7%

Full Sail University

1.7%
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Majors

Business

13.6%

Information Technology

12.7%

Electrical Engineering

11.6%

Computer Information Systems

8.7%

Communication

8.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

6.9%

Computer Science

6.3%

Computer Networking

4.9%

Criminal Justice

4.1%

General Studies

3.4%

Management

2.6%

Graphic Communications

2.6%

Information Systems

2.3%

Project Management

2.1%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.0%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Psychology

1.7%

Computer Systems Security

1.7%

Education

1.5%

Automotive Technology

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

32.5%

Other

31.9%

Associate

20.1%

Masters

9.1%

Certificate

5.1%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Satellite Communications Operator

SatelliteCommunicationsEquipmentSatelliteCommunicationSystemsSatelliteAntennasSatelliteTerminalsSatelliteModemsTacticalSatellitePreventiveMaintenanceChecksFrequencySatcomSpectrumAnalyzersTroubleshootNetworkOperationsFacilityTestEquipmentRFClearanceComsecTroubleshotDirectSupportMaintenanceKu-Band

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Top Satellite Communications Operator Skills

  1. Satellite Communications Equipment
  2. Satellite Communication Systems
  3. Satellite Antennas
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created and maintained a preventative maintenance program to service satellite communications equipment in austere environments
  • Planned, supervised, and integrated the installation, operation and maintenance of tactical satellite communication systems.
  • Stationed in Baghdad yet traveled throughout to region setting up satellite antennas, configuring communication systems and ensuring Internet access.
  • Operated and maintained tactical and strategic satellite terminals.
  • Installed, operated, maintained, and repaired tactical satellite terminals to include satellite acquisition and configuration of IP satellite modems.

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