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Job Title: Field Engineer - Davenport
Category:  Information Technology (2854)
Description:  Position Description:
The main role of the Field Engineer is to provide the troubleshooting ability needed to correctly diagnose and effectively handle field-related trouble calls associated with earth station and satellite network systems. The position requires a system-level understanding of the principles of satellite RF communications including Ku-Band, Ka and C-band plus familiarity with the following equipment is desirable: satellite modems, transmitters, antennas, antenna controls, motors, resolvers, LNBs, encoders, 3-phase power, multiplexers, IRDs, signal routing, fiber optics, HDTV, conditioning and monitoring equipment The successful candidate should also be knowledgeable with the associated test equipment including but not limited to: Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters, BER Test Sets, Video and Audio Distortion Analyzers, TDR’s, basic electrical test equipment, etc. A background which includes LAN, WAN, TDMA, and other technologies would be a definite plus. Familiarity with PCs and basic Microsoft Office programs, plus Terminal Emulation is necessary. The ability to read schematic and wiring diagrams is also necessary. Candidate must also possess excellent writing and verbal abilities. Must be able to conceptualize and troubleshoot problems. Candidate must work well with others in a team environment, sometimes in pressure situations.

Essential Functions:
· Test, troubleshooting, commissioning and continuing support of customer sites
· Support of Installation and Integration crews
· Interface with Customer Service, Satellite Operations and Technical Support Center plus supporting departments
· Interpret technical writing, to include procedures, data sheets, surveys and technical annuals.
· Occasional project work
· Rack integration, cable fabrication, cable terminations and interconnect wiring
· Optimizing earth station antennas
· Overseeing contractors and temporary help
· Ability to peak and optimize antennae


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Knowledge of satellite earth stations and associated equipment
· Knowledge of applicable test equipment; Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters, Frequency Counters, Transmission Test Sets, Distortion Analyzers, BER Test Sets, Video/Audio Monitors, etc.
· Proficient at system level troubleshooting and testing
· Working knowledge of C-Band and Ku-Band transmit and receive equipment
· Working knowledge of networking equipment
· Ability to utilize personal computer and/or computer terminal including keyboard and mouse or equivalent
· Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, HyperTerminal and/or ProComm
· Working knowledge of system integration and rack/IFL interconnects
· Working knowledge of MATV systems

Work Environment:
· Primary work area is indoor and outdoor customer environments with associated ambient noise and visual acuity levels
· Up to 60%, typically 40% or less travel
· Ability to utilize electronic communication media including telephone, fax, and email – or equivalent
· Occasional climbing to 20 feet
· Occasional lifting and movement of up to 80 pounds

Position Qualifications:
· Associate’s degree and/or Military experience in Communication Technology, or related field of study. Equivalent field experience or certification from a technical trade school is acceptable.
· Some previous field experience preferred
· Experience with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, MS Project preferred
· Good interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written desirable
· Must be comfortable in a team environment and be able to work with minimal supervision
· Must be a self starter
· Must have good driving record
· Must be able to qualify for a corporate credit card
· Must have excellent mechanical aptitude
· Must be able to pass minimal security clearance for work on government contracts
Location  Not specified
Minimum Experience (yrs):  2 - 5
Required Education:  High School Diploma


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