Satellite Communications Technician Jobs

Satellite Communications Technician Overview


Satellite Communications Technicians spend their days testing and repairing satellite communication equipment to ensure that the units are working at peak efficiency and meet the specifications required of the equipment. The satellite equipment can belong to the government or private business firms. Day-to-day duties include making adjustments to data and audio levels, repairing any faulty parts and diagnosing equipment malfunctions of the components. Additionally, technicians' responsibilities include preventative maintenance and installation of new hardware and equipment. They have an understanding of the hardware’s capabilities and limitations. Keeping this delicate communications equipment working properly is their main function. These technicians tend to work full-time with overtime occasionally required. While many technicians work during regular business hours, there are instances when immediate repairs are required outside of those hours.

Satellite Communications Technician Education Requirements


Generally companies are looking for Satellite Communications Technicians who have a technical school degree in the field or who possess an associate degree in satellite communication with at least five years of experience. Some employers require at least a bachelor's degree and provide on-the-job training. If the company does offer on-the-job training, new hires will be paired with an experienced technician who will help to teach the basic tasks of setting up and troubleshooting satellite communication equipment.

Satellite Communications Technician Job Market


As the electronics industry expands and creates new devices dependent upon satellite communication, this field is expected to grow at a rapid rate. The job market for Satellite Communications Technicians is expected to grow by 30 percent in the coming years, well above the national average for all occupations. There are several niches and similar fields that also offer growth including Telecommunication Analyst and Telecommunications Business System Analyst.

Satellite Communications Technicians Salary


Recent statistics show that workers who specialize as Satellite Communications Technicians receive a median salary of $54,530 a year. Salaries for this position vary from $30,840 on the low end of the scale to $75,040 on the high end.
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Responsibilities In this capacity, the candidate will actively support the Shipboard Data Collection Distribution System (SDCDS), by means of installing, maintaining, supporting, improving, testing, and troubleshooting all SDCDS systems. Job Description: The KU Tech position duties include but not limited to: installation, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, testing, and repair of Satell...
DRS Technologies Inc San Francisco, CA
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
DRS Technologies Inc San Francisco, CA
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
Marten Transport Columbus, OH
Company DescriptionWhite Communications is your authorized DIRECTV retailer offering sales, service, & installation of residential, multi-family and commercial satellite systems.We have a team of highly trained, highly professional individuals with one common goal. To provide our customers the best customer service experience possible. Our entire business is based on the desire to stand apart from...
Marten Transport Panama City, FL
Company DescriptionWhite Communications is your authorized DIRECTV retailer offering sales, service, & installation of residential, multi-family and commercial satellite systems.We have a team of highly trained, highly professional individuals with one common goal. To provide our customers the best customer service experience possible. Our entire business is based on the desire to stand apart from...
If you’re interested in joining a stable, fast-growing company that encourages professional advancement, fosters teamwork and rewards ingenuity, then LT Energy Services, a B/E Aerospace Company, may be right for you. We realize that our employees are one of the keys to our success. We look for individuals who share our passion to succeed and generate results to join our emerging Energy Services Se...
If you’re interested in joining a stable, fast-growing company that encourages professional advancement, fosters teamwork and rewards ingenuity, then LT Energy Services, a B/E Aerospace Company, may be right for you. We realize that our employees are one of the keys to our success. We look for individuals who share our passion to succeed and generate results to join our emerging Energy Services Se...
We are currently seeking Satellite Technicians to support our growing customer base in the Southwestern PA/North WV/Southeastern OH terrirories. Direct experience with satellite systems is not a pre-requisite, however, basic knowledge of computers and telephone/internet connectivity is a strong plus. A formal training program is available to teach specific satellite communications installation pr...
SUMMARY: Satellite Technician supports the J4 Maintenance and Logistics Contract with experience in the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and preventive maintenance of Satellite/Wideband Communications equipment and systems with at least one year utilizing iDirect technologies. Experience with Swedish CCT-120 and L3 Hawkeye III VSAT terminals. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Maint...
NOW HIRING!!! BOONEVILLE / MOBERLY / MONTGOMERY MO JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY!! White Communications LLC., is currently seeking Installation Technicians to join our Jefferson City/Columbia, Missouri team. As an installer you will be responsible for providing excellent customer service through installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and upgrading satellite television systems and equipment. All field s...
White Communications LLC., is currently seeking Installation Technicians to join our team. As an installer you will be responsible for providing excellent customer service through installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and upgrading satellite television systems and equipment. Qualifications Include: • Valid driver’s license • MUST have either a truck, van, or suv capable of carrying a 28ft l...
Marine Spill Response Corp. Edison, NJ, 08817
Marine Spill Response Corporation is a not-for-profit Oil Spill Removal Organization. It was formed in 1990 to offer oil spill response services and offers a full range of oil spill response capabilities. MSRC has evolved and grown through the years to meet expanded regulatory requirements and the ever-changing needs of its diverse customer base. MSRC now has an opening for a Communications Techn...
Marine Spill Response Corp. Everett, WA, 98201
Marine Spill Response Corporation is a not-for-profit Oil Spill Removal Organization. It was formed in 1990 to offer oil spill response services and offers a full range of oil spill response capabilities. MSRC has evolved and grown through the years to meet expanded regulatory requirements and the ever-changing needs of its diverse customer base. MSRC has an opening for a Communications Technicia...
Marine Spill Response Corp. Houston, TX, 77020
Marine Spill Response Corporation is a not-for-profit Oil Spill Removal Organization. It was formed in 1990 to offer oil spill response services and offers a full range of oil spill response capabilities. MSRC has evolved and grown through the years to meet expanded regulatory requirements and the ever-changing needs of its diverse customer base. MSRC now has an opening for a Communications Techn...
DRS Technologies Inc San Francisco, CA
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
DRS Technologies Inc San Francisco, CA
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
DRS Technologies Inc San Francisco, CA
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
Initial training will be provided in West Palm Beach, FL. Ultimately, this position is located on Andros Island in the Bahamas. Responsible for Engineering, Documenting and integrating all Communications Systems for the AUTEC project Principal Responsibilities of the Classification: Performs maintenance and oversight for the following systems: Cryptographic Systems and Handling of Classified M...
Enterprise Products Company Healdton, OK
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is the largest publicly traded partnership and a leading North American provider of energy services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Enterprise Products and its affiliates have over 6,500 employees. Enterprise's large integrated, geographical portfolio of assets provides multiple opportunities to grow through internal growth projects and through acquisitions. Ent...
Enterprise Product Partners Farmington, NM
Description The Lead Communications Technician will provide regional telecommunications field support. This position requires a highly motivated individual, capable of working independent of direct supervision, to support a wide array of communications systems across a large geographic area. This position will provide direct support of local projects, system preventative maintenance, fault isolat...

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Telecommunications Career Tools

Telecommunications Technician

Salaries

$29,120.00 - $67,600.00
Typical Salary for Telecommunications Technician
(226 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
35.1%
Associates
23.3%
Bachelor's
14.4%
High School
11.9%
Vocational
5.9%
Certification
5.4%
Master's
2.5%
(202 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
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