Controls Technician

Peraton Fort Irwin , CA 92310

Posted 1 month ago

We are seeking a Controls Technician to join our team at our Fort Irwin, California site to support our Deep Space Network (DSN) contract with NASA. In this role, you will perform preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and installation of control systems for the GDSCC power generation systems, fire detection systems, UPS, monitoring computer systems, and HVAC systems.

The Deep Space Network is NASA's international array of giant radio antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions, plus a few that orbit Earth. The DSN also provides radar and radio astronomy observations that improve our understanding of the solar system and the larger universe. The antennas of the Deep Space Network are the indispensable link to explorers venturing beyond the moon. They provide the crucial connection for commanding our spacecraft and receiving their never before seen images and scientific information on Earth, propelling our understanding of the universe, our solar system and ultimately, our place within it


  • Perform preventive maintenance

  • Perform monthly safety inspections of assigned buildings

  • Troubleshoot equipment utilizing mechanical drawings and electronic schematics

  • Read and understand PLC ladder logic

  • Collect and provide analysis of technical data

  • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements

  • Perform other duties as required

  • Extended work day

  • Occasional shift work

  • Must be able to work in Air Conditioned Computer room for extended shifts

  • Interface with internal and external customers

Major Job Activities include:

  • Frequent lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Climbing to 300 ft.

  • Work outside in all weather conditions

  • Utilize common hand and power tools

  • Interface with internal and external customers.

Working Environment/Physical Activities include:

  • Work outside in extreme heat and cold

  • Confined spaces

  • Continuous standing

  • Extended work day

Required Qualifications:

  • A High School diploma (or equivalent) and 6+ years of related experience
  • 2+ years of technical training in the electronic field
  • 2+ years of experience with electronic troubleshooting, repair and maintenance
  • 1+ year of experience working with PLCs
  • 2+ years of experience with MS Office Word, Excel, and Outlook, DOS programs, Windows 98, Windows XP and MAXIMO

Desired Qualifications:

  • Have good interpersonal, communication and written skills

  • Are able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Have completed a safety program in accordance with OSHA and NFPA 70E


  • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage through Union benefits

  • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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