Lead SATCOM Technician


We are actively seeking a?Lead?SATCOM Engineering Technician to join our team at the Blossom Point Ground Terminal near La Plata, MD.?As a lead member of the site technician staff, the candidate will be responsible for operations and maintenance of the Blossom Point Remote Station (BPRS). Assist in the planning, scheduling and overseeing all maintenance, preventive maintenance; engineering change work and software/firmware upgrade activities in a Satellite Ground Station environment.


  • Oversees and coordinates work activities; including assessing task requirements, objectives, and priorities. Resolves problems and conflicts.

  • Responsible for operations and maintenance in a semi-rotating shift environment of the BPRS.

  • Assists Site Engineer and Site Management in the planning, scheduling and overseeing all maintenance, preventive maintenance, engineering change work and software/firmware upgrades activities.?

  • Provides positive leadership to personnel and coaches and motivates teams.

  • Ensures workplace and personnel safety by identifying and mitigating risks and intervenes to prevent mishaps.

  • Coordinates training activities, conducts OJT, and certifies lower level technicians.

  • Monitors technical and professional performance and acts quickly to correct deficiencies. Reports to and advises BPGT management on all related operational and technical matters.

  • Assisted by subordinate technicians, performs corrective preventive and corrective maintenance actions, and evaluates equipment performance. Acts quickly to correct deficiencies.

  • Identifies and troubleshoots system problems, conducts tests using specialized instrumentation and test equipment, analyzes results to restore systems, and documents and reports results.

  • Assist with COMSEC account management.

  • Implements and ensures adherence to operational, maintenance and organizational procedures and policies.

  • Ensures secure and positive control of critical resources.

  • Reviews, edits and recommends changes to technical and process documentation. ?



  • Associate's Degree (or equivalent) and 4+ years? experience.

  • 2 years' experience with Windows, Linux, UNIX, Remedy, Maximo, and AutoCAD.

  • 2 years' experience in MS Management Products and tools.?



  • Knowledge of NASA SN and TDRS operations and maintenance is a plus.

  • Prior experience with Satellite Earth/Ground Station operations and maintenance.

  • Possess a broad detailed knowledge of electronics.

  • Experience in network administration (CCNA, Network+ or other certifications is a plus). ?



This position requires the candidate to already have an active SECRET security clearance and to maintain the clearance.?

About Peraton

Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation?s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada.?

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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