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SATCOM Technician

SATCOM Technician

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# of Openings 
Job Location 
USA-AZ-Sierra Vista
Job Function 
Science and Engineering
Security Clearance Level 
Full/Part Time 
Part Time

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Job Description

Fabricates, installs, maintains, and repairs electronic, mechanical, and/or other types of components and equipment.




1. Installs, maintains, repairs, overhauls, troubleshoots, modifies, constructs and tests various types of electrical, electronic, and/or mechanical equipment and related devices.


2. Applies technical knowledge of electronics principles in order to put equipment in operational condition and solve complex problems.


3. Troubleshoots and corrects malfunctions using specialized test and diagnostic equipment.


4. Modifies circuitry to improve performance.


5. Makes recommendations for improvements or modifications to correct problems.


6. Provides operation/maintenance instruction to customer personnel.


7. Prepares operating and malfunction reports and related documentation.


8. Works with engineering staff to determine and solve equipment design problems.


9. Performs quality assurance testing of assemblies and equipment fabricated by other technicians.


10. Provides work leadership to less-experienced technicians, and may have supervisory responsibility.


11. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.


12. Participates in special projects as required.


Associates Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.


8-10 years of directly related experience supporting engineering operations.


2 years military/occupational training or relevant professional certification.

10 years in two or more relevant specialties such as Microwave, Satellite Earth Terminals Installation and Testing, and SATCOM Facilities: electrical and mechanical.

Experienced in troubleshooting waveguide related problems.

Proficient in the use of common test equipment (e.g., digital test sets, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers) and in testing communications equipment/systems and following standard test procedures.

Proficient in troubleshooting problems with SATCOM/telecommunications equipment to include system interfaces and in trouble-shooting and activating circuits.

Experience with AN/GSC-52B Satellite Communications Terminal (MET) installation, configuration, and testing preferred.


As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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