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What Does A Satellite Communications Operator Do At Centerra Group LLC.

* Stands watch and performs the operational duties required on his/her assigned watch section in the SATCOM Earth Terminal System.
* Performs planned and corrective maintenance tasks on watch as assigned by Watch Leader.
* Performs all assigned tasks in a professional manner and in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
* Performs corrective and preventive maintenance on communications equipment.
* Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems that can typically be solved by properly evaluating and interpreting manufacturer’s manuals or similar technical documents.
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* O., tests, aligns, inspects, patches and configures all communications equipment as necessary to meet operational requirements.
* Monitors and maintains all local and remote alarms and other means of notification.
* Assists operators in troubleshooting the problem after receipt of notification, and assists in the correction, where possible.
* Assists in the monitoring all order-wires for queries and ensures that the query is acknowledged to the requestor in the allocated time.
* Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and test equipment must perform all quality control tests and performance monitoring of equipment/systems and antennas to ensure that all equipment is operated at required performance levels.
* Assists the Watch Leader in the preparation of all communication reports

What Does A Satellite Communications Operator Do At General Dynamics Mission Systems

* General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.
* GDMS has an immediate opening for a Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Technician to join our Fort Belvior, VA Engineering team.
* The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge equipment and systems that support some of our nation's fundamental defense services
* GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions
* The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to build and further advanceGDMS technologies.
* In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the SATCOM Technician will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues.
* The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.
* The SATCOM Technician monitors, analyzes and repairs GDMS engineering, network and Radio Frequency (RF) technologies, as well as other technical issues that impact operations.
* This individual is also responsible for the test, calibration, monitor and maintenance of the organizations equipment, components, devices and systems.
* The RF Engineering Technician will be asked to test, and refine specifications and procedures.
* The technician will be tasked with report preparation and documentation of technical issues.
* TheSATCOM Technician configures, tests and analyzes satellite based Digital Signal Processing telecommunications technologies, as well as other technical issues that impact operations.
* The successful candidate will:
* Support overall operational crew activities for a larger system
* Be the system expert in satellite communications discipline
* Support a 24x7 shift schedule
* Report status and discrepancies in system performance in a concise manner
* Investigate and rectify all procedural discrepancies
* Identify areas of process improvement
* Serve as a mentor to junior team members
* This individual will be responsible for:
* Assist in adapting factory delivered processes and procedures as well as identifying and developing required processes and procedures that are not delivered with the system
* Utilizing procedures and concept of operations (CONOPS) to complete daily duties
* Developing and maintaining partnerships across multiple contractor lines

What Does A Satellite Communications Operator Do At University of Colorado

* Supports mission operations concept development.
* Assists with the integration and functional test of the flight and ground segments.
* Conducts real time spacecraft/satellite/instrument flight operations during readiness, test and evaluation, and operational phases.
* Develops plans and procedures to provide maximum mission support in orbit dynamics, satellite performance analysis, and command and control of on-orbit satellites and payloads.
* Provides technical direction for on orbit mission support, supports vehicle anomalies and recommends alternate operating techniques to continue maximum mission utilization.
* Provides technical analysis of the performance of the orbiting satellites and payloads.
* Utilizes system software to accomplish all spacecraft control tasks and recommends improvements.
* Analyzes and validates software performance to meet specific satellite mission requirements

What Does A Satellite Communications Operator Do At Army National Guard

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Satellite Communications Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

88.5%

Female

9.7%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

61.1%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

12.6%

Asian

7.4%

Unknown

3.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

26.8%

German

22.0%

Carrier

12.2%

French

7.3%

Korean

7.3%

Italian

4.9%

Portuguese

2.4%

Latvian

2.4%

Turkish

2.4%

Japanese

2.4%

Tagalog

2.4%

Russian

2.4%

Polish

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%
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Satellite Communications Operator Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

18.5%

University of Phoenix

15.1%

University of Maryland - University College

9.3%

Central Texas College

7.3%

Liberty University

4.4%

Ashford University

3.9%

Western Governors University

3.9%

American University

3.9%

ECPI University

3.4%

Troy University

3.4%

Thomas Edison State University

3.4%

Grantham University

3.4%

Strayer University

3.4%

Colorado Technical University

3.4%

Cochise College

2.9%

The Academy

2.4%

Full Sail University

2.0%

Excelsior College

2.0%

Anne Arundel Community College

2.0%

Southern New Hampshire University

2.0%
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Majors

Business

13.3%

Information Technology

12.8%

Electrical Engineering

12.3%

Communication

9.0%

Computer Information Systems

7.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

6.5%

Computer Science

6.3%

Computer Networking

4.7%

Criminal Justice

4.2%

General Studies

3.5%

Graphic Communications

2.8%

Management

2.3%

Project Management

2.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.2%

Information Systems

2.0%

Computer Engineering

1.7%

Computer Systems Security

1.7%

Automotive Technology

1.5%

Education

1.5%

Liberal Arts

1.5%
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Degrees

Other

32.9%

Bachelors

32.2%

Associate

20.5%

Masters

7.7%

Certificate

5.1%

Diploma

1.2%

Doctorate

0.4%
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  1. Communications Equipment
  2. Satellite Antennas
  3. Satellite Modems
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  • Monitored satellite communications equipment performance utilization using wired network monitoring utilities to ensure optimum performance.
  • Stationed in Baghdad yet traveled throughout to region setting up satellite antennas, configuring communication systems and ensuring Internet access.
  • Installed, operated, maintained, and repaired tactical satellite terminals to include satellite acquisition and configuration of IP satellite modems.
  • Directed and managed 9 satellite terminals, security devices, and associated equipment as Senior Satellite Communications Operations supervisor.
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections, emergency maintenance, installation and removal of satellite communications equipment, associated support equipment and infrastructure.

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