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Line Maintenance Technician - Hardware - Military veterans preferred

Peraton (
Computers/Information Technology


  full-time   employee

Las Cruces
New Mexico
United States

Peraton is currently seeking a Line Maintenance Technician to support our Hardware Maintenance Depot department at the NASA White Sands Complex near Las Cruces, NM.
Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

What you'll do:
Performs routine, non-routine and complex assignments under supervision involving Ground Communications Equipment (GCE) systems related to daily-shift operations and maintenance activities in support of spacecraft operations.
Experienced with radio communications and digital signal processing systems, telemetry monitor and control systems as well as knowledge of IT network architecture, network protocol standards (TCP, UDP, IP) and computer architecture and operating systems.
Receives initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or engineer as needed; performs recurring work independently or in teams; work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions.
Conducts operational system adjustments, preventive and corrective maintenance actions, and evaluates equipment performance, meticulously documenting all aforementioned actions.
Identifies and troubleshoots system problems, conducts tests using all types of instruments, analyzes results to restore systems, improve performance, and documents and reports results.
Complies with operational, maintenance and organizational procedures and policies.
Adheres to and recommends changes for applicable technical and process documentation.
Proactively seeks training to achieve all required technical certifications.
Reports to and advises immediate supervisor on all related operational, technical and personnel matters.

You'd be a great fit if you have:
An Associate of Science degree (or equivalent) in electrical, computer or networks engineering technology plus a minimum of 1-4 years of related experience.
Experience level may qualify candidate at higher grade level.
Prior experience with satellite earth station and communications systems, satellite link access technology, antenna systems. At least one IT/IP certification such as Network+, CCENT or CCIE.
Work Environment
The working environment includes exposure to cold, noise and shift work.
Must be able to perform tasks under certain time and resource constraints, in difficult surroundings, or conditions.
Physical requirements include lifting, climbing, extended sitting or standing, or other physical efforts.
This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

It'd be an even better fit if you have:
An active SECRET security clearance or higher
Prior experience with NASA.

What you'll get:
An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
Paid maternity and paternity leave
Company-paid infertility treatments
Cross-training and professional development opportunities
The ability to influence major initiatives
This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

About Peraton
Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.
EEO Statement
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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