Staff Technician - Field/Installation

Echostar Corporation Englewood , CO 80110

Posted 3 months ago

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries

EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems EchoStar offers employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what's possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue.

Hughes is looking for a RF/Field Technician for our team in the North America Service Delivery division! This key individual will work as part of a team in our facility in North Las Vegas (NLV), Nevada. This persons primary duties will include all aspects of field support


  • Preventive and corrective maintenance for the 30+ remote Spaceway and Jupiter sites across the U.S., 10+ dedicated customer RFT's.

  • Assist in maintaining the spare pool of hardware for both the Spaceway & Jupiter product lines. This inventory is based out of the Detroit hub location and this individual will work closely with the Detroit personnel on aspects of the field service operation.

  • Assist in developing, updating and keeping reference material as needed.

Field Responsibilities:

  • Oversee installation, testing, operations, and maintenance of satellite earth station equipment

  • Operate and maintain RFS, GSC, GBBF, MCP, SBSS, SBAS, and all mechanical and electrical elements of the Teleport.

  • Assume responsibility for escalation and emergency response requests in a 24 x 7 x 365 environment. Occasional work required during maintenance windows, outside of normal working hours.

  • Monitor power, HVAC, fire detection/suppression, and local security and monitoring systems.

  • Maintain equipment inventory and configuration management records, including software releases, patches, etc. Ensure compliance with applicable standards

  • Travel could be up to 50% or more on any given month and flexibility is a must

Basic Requirements:

  • Must have 3+ years of related experience

Essential Qualifications:

  • Climb ladders to heights of up to 20 feet

  • Carry equipment up to 70 pounds

  • Work and manage in a 24 x 7 x 365 work environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated and independent.

  • Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting, customer relations, written and oral communication skills.

  • Satellite Earth station RF equipment installation and maintenance experience

Expertise with all aspects of telecom transmission facilities, infrastructure, and circuit termination equipment

  • Experience with LAN/WAN industry standards, and working knowledge of TCP/IP and Ethernet configuration and functionality

  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux systems

  • Experience with Cisco, HNS, CATV/IPTV and other Telco and IP protocol core network and equipment

  • Basic electronics troubleshooting skills (ability to use and interpret readings from a range of test equipment including spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, protocol analyzer, power meter, DVM etc.)

  • Responsibilities and duties may evolve and expand, therefore flexibility and adaptation are important skills

EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

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Staff Technician - Field/Installation

Echostar Corporation