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Satellite Communications Engineer/Technician IV 

About the Organization VSolvit (pronounced: "") is an award-winning SBA certified 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business and 8(m)/Economically Disadvantaged Woman owned, technology services provider that specializes in business intelligence (BI) systems, data warehousing, geographic information systems (GIS), custom application development, health analytics, project/program management, and hosting and cloud services. VSolvit serves clients such as the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our custom technology solutions for federal and health industry clients and partners have won awards for innovation, been launched from the U.S. White House, and are being used to solve complex problems ranging from improving national security to optimizing vaccine supply chains and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.
These successes are but a reflection of overall team strength and supportive partnerships. Our company fosters innovation which makes it a great place for entrepreneurs and hard workers to be grown. We offer Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, as well as 401K Retirement Plan options, Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, and other benefits for our full time employees. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.  

Job Summary:

VSolvit is looking for a Satellite Communications Systems Technician to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona at the Norco, CA location.  The ideal candidate will work independently or alongside Ku Band engineers and Information Systems Technicians to provide systems technical support for hardware acquisition, configuration, testing, and implementation of state-of-the-art antenna, RF, digital, and micro-electronic technologies.  Additionally, you support systems integration and testing, data processing and data management, and IP based network architecture, design, and performance analysis.

Academic and/or work experience should include exposure to satellite communication systems, RF and digital hardware design, baseband and digital signal processing, waveform design, signal detection and estimation, and synchronization theory.  This role is for an early career engineering technician with DoD Secret Clearance.

The compensation for this position is $30.60 hourly.



  • Install, operate, maintain and repair strategic satellite communications terminals and antennas.
  • Install, configure, operate, align, conduct performance testing, and perform unit and direct support maintenance on satellite communications equipment and associated devices.
  • Conduct stressed and unstressed network operations. 
  • Perform quality control tests on circuits, trunk groups, systems, and ancillary equipment. 
  • Install, operate, and maintain communication security devices. Installs satellite antenna equipment. 
  • Operate and perform maintenance and services on Ku Satellite communications equipment.
  • Provide technical assistance in the operation and maintenance of satellite communication systems. 
  • Perform complex and multifaceted tasks associated with stressed and unstressed network operations.
  • Perform alignment, control functions, and direct support maintenance on assigned communications equipment. 
  • Ensure backup equipment, spares, and repair parts are available to sustain system operations.
  • Compile system and network statistics for reports.
Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • An Active DoD Secret Clearance is required (or the ability to reinstate if active within the past 24 months)
  • Must be able to pass a Background Check
  • Formal training and work experience in RF systems installation, operational analysis, troubleshooting, and repair
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Ability to travel. Estimate 50%+ travel per year
  • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, sit, and lift up to 80 lbs.
  • Basic computer and electronic skills
  • Minimum of 1 year networking experience
  • Good interpersonal skills to interface with internal and external customers and vendors. 
  • Customer service skills are essential
  • Problem solving skills to troubleshoot varied problems within varied environments
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings, manuals, and schematic diagrams
  • Excellence with multi-tasking and the ability to quickly react to changes in priorities and timelines
  • High sense of urgency that allows for success when working under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Capability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to take direction and interact well with various levels of the organization and customer support organizations
  • Ability to articulate problems, solutions, and technical support activities with customers, DOD sponsors, and other technical team members
  • Must be efficient, organized and able to prioritize tasking
  • Ability to follow instruction with little supervision and work in a fast paced learning environment
  • Given we are a federal contractor, we are currently following the vaccinate mandate guidance. VSolvit requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or provide required documentation for exemption due to a medical or religious accommodation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or knowledge with Ku/X/C/Ka band Satellite Communications Systems 
  • Experience or knowledge in Network design, voice and data communications.
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Operating System Training – Windows Server 2016 and/or Windows 10
  • Familiar with configuring RF equipment such as satellite modems, spectrum analyzers, and various IP, Serial, and RF equipment (i.e., BUCs, FSK modems, antennas control units, LNBs, band pass filters, and GPS antennas)
  • Knowledge of terminating fiber optic, Cat 5, and serial cables
  • Knowledge of RADHAZ and ability to do calculations
  • Knowledge of HERO and HERP testing and analysis
  • Knowledge of Earth Station support
  • Knowledge of encryption devices
  • Familiar with configuring networking equipment such as routers, switches, and PCs
  • Knowledge of Cisco devices and experience working with networking tools such as network analyzer or Wireshark

Company Summary:

Join the VSolvit Team! Founded in 2006, VSolvit (pronounced 'We Solve It') is a technology services provider that specializes in cybersecurity, cloud computing, geographic information systems (GIS), business intelligence (BI) systems, data warehousing, engineering services, and custom database and application development. VSolvit is an award winning WOSB, CA CDB, MBE, WBE, and CMMI Level 3 certified company. We offer a customizable health benefits program that best meets the needs of its employees. Offering may include: medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, long and short-term disability and other insurance products, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, 401K Retirement Plan options, Tuition Reimbursement, and assorted voluntary benefits. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.

VSolvit LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Engineering  
Location Norco  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Clearances Required Secret Clearance  
Travel Yes; 50%  
Req Number ENG-22-00038  
Position Engineer Technician 1 (Range Support)  
Number of Openings 1  
Proposal Position No  
Proposal Letter Of Intent (LOI) N/A  
Open Date 1/12/2023  
Tags DoD, Secret Clearance, RF systems, RF installation, operational analysis, troubleshooting, repair, CompTIA Security+, Ku/X/C/Ka, Microsoft Office Suite, RF equiptment  

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