Senior Technician (Electronics Maintenance), 03

Location: 

Europa / Europe

Nato clearance: 

YES

Job description: 

LOCATION: Kester, Belgium
CLIENT: NATO
DURATION: End of this year with possible extensions
CONTRACT: Consultant
SALARY: Negotiable daily rate
CLEARANCE: NATO Secret
STARTING DATE: 01 June 2019

TASKS:
• Operate and perform unit and field level maintenance and emergency interventions on the Satellite Ground Station an d associated communications facilities, and terrestrial links (DLOS, Fibre) terminating at the SGS
• Maintain station logs and ensure proper outage reporting
• Activate circuits in accordance with circuit work orders
• Operate/maintain data networks to provide reach-back/backhaul anchoring for deployed NATO forces
• Provide feedback to Chief Technician and Station Engineers for internal training program improvements, and ensure maintenance personnel comply with prescribed maintenance procedures
• Participate on On-the-Job-Training programs to complement official NCISS training program
• Perform all duties requested by Station Command, and related to daily functioning of the Site and position of the Site within NCIA, NATO, and the local community
• Deputize for higher grade staff, if required and performs other duties as may be required

Job requirements: 

• Vocational training at a higher level in a relevant discipline, or equivalent, or Diploma of secondary education - and 5 years of relevant experience
• At least 5 years’ experience in the operation or maintenance of satellite ground terminals/stations, or related systems such as radars or Line-Of-Sight
• Essential basic experience of:
o Antenna sub-system including; radome, feed horn, reflector, pedestal, waveguides, tracking receiver, servo and drive equipment, including fault diagnosis and repair
o Transmit and receive chains, including; up and down converters, Low Noise Amplifiers and High Power Amplifiers
o MODEMs, cryptographic equipment, routers and switches
o Computer-assisted Monitor and Control System (M&CS) for system supervision
o GPS-disciplined Frequency Reference Standards and associated distribution systems
o Fibre Optical cables and other tails systems
o In-depth knowledge of digital techniques
o Desirable TCP/IP fundamentals, video transmission principles and telecommunications quality assurance practices
o Testing and maintenance of modern communications systems
• Proven ability to communicate effectively orally, using tact and diplomacy, with good briefing skills

Additional information: 

• On-line performance, accounting, fault, security and configuration management of digital networks and associated transmission systems
• Basic knowledge of French and Dutch is desired as role involves working with local subcontractors
• Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements
• Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including ACO and ACT