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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589 Satellite Communications Technician jobs found on Monster.

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Booz Allen Hamilton McLean, VA
Satellite Communications Technician-01185443 Description Key Role: Support the installation, operation, and maintenance of enterprise and tactical satellite communications (SATCOM) networks, terminals, and associated equipment in Ka-band, X-band, C-band, Ku-band, EHF, and UHF frequency ranges. Monitor and analyze satellite communication links and identify and rectify performance issues. Perform...
Key Role: Support the installation, operation, and maintenance of enterprise and tactical satellite communications (SATCOM) networks, terminals, and associated equipment in Ka-band, X-band, C-band, Ku-band, EHF, and UHF frequency ranges. Monitor and analyze satellite communication links and identify and rectify performance issues. Perform troubleshooting and repair of High-Power Amplifiers (HPA),...
DESCRIPTION: This technically competent engineer position involves the installation, maintenance, repair and support of voice and data satellite communication systems on land-based facilities. The Field Technician is responsible for remaining on rotational standby in order to prepare, dispatch, coordinate, and support all aspects of the global customer field service requirements at any time. This...
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...
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...
If you’re interested in joining a stable, fast-growing company that encourages professional advancement, fosters teamwork and rewards ingenuity, then KLX Energy Services LLC, 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 Segment. Think you hav...
If you’re interested in joining a stable, fast-growing company that encourages professional advancement, fosters teamwork and rewards ingenuity, then KLX Energy Services LLC, 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 Segment. Think you hav...
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...
L-3 Communications Electron Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of high-reliability products to space and defense customers, has been recognized as the industry’s foremost manufacturer of high-power radio frequency amplifiers for satellite communications and radar applications for over 50 years. Today, in addition to offering a full range of microwave and millimeter wave amplifiers, L-3 ETI als...
Ranked #1 by Dish Network, Custom Communications is the largest Satellite TV & Broadband installation company there is. We have immediate demand for home based technicians in your area. Start and end your route from home daily & go to the office once per week for supplies. Must have work van or truck & clean criminal history Pay Examples: $1000 - $2500 Sign On Bonus $120 per Basic Video Instal...
Satellites Unlimited Natchez, MS
Our Mission To deliver world-class in-home communications solutions and customer service to DISH`s subscribers by recruiting, retaining and training top team members continuously. Customer Service SUI is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our DISH customers. We deliver world-class customer experiences throughout the Southeast, selling and installing DISH services in...
Satellites Unlimited Eudora, AR
Our Mission To deliver world-class in-home communications solutions and customer service to DISH`s subscribers by recruiting, retaining and training top team members continuously. Customer Service SUI is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our DISH customers. We deliver world-class customer experiences throughout the Southeast, selling and installing DISH services in...
Satellites Unlimited Calera, AL
Our Mission To deliver world-class in-home communications solutions and customer service to DISH's subscribers by recruiting, retaining and training top team members continuously.Customer Service SUI is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our DISH customers. We deliver world-class customer experiences throughout the Southeast, selling and installing DISH services in all...
Our Mission To deliver world-class in-home communications solutions and customer service to DISH's subscribers by recruiting, retaining and training top team members continuously. Customer Service SUI is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our DISH customers. We deliver world-class customer experiences throughout the Southeast, selling and installing DISH services in...
Our Mission To deliver world-class in-home communications solutions and customer service to DISH's subscribers by recruiting, retaining and training top team members continuously. Customer Service SUI is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our DISH customers. We deliver world-class customer experiences throughout the Southeast, selling and installing DISH services in...
Our Mission To deliver world-class in-home communications solutions and customer service to DISH's subscribers by recruiting, retaining and training top team members continuously. Customer Service SUI is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our DISH customers. We deliver world-class customer experiences throughout the Southeast, selling and installing DISH services in...
Our Mission To deliver world-class in-home communications solutions and customer service to DISH's subscribers by recruiting, retaining and training top team members continuously. Customer Service SUI is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our DISH customers. We deliver world-class customer experiences throughout the Southeast, selling and installing DISH services in...
Our Mission To deliver world-class in-home communications solutions and customer service to DISH's subscribers by recruiting, retaining and training top team members continuously. Customer Service SUI is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our DISH customers. We deliver world-class customer experiences throughout the Southeast, selling and installing DISH services in...

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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)
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