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Satellite Communications Specialist

Palm Bay, Florida; Melbourne, Florida; Malabar, Florida

Job ID CS20222807-87684
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Satellite Communications Specialist

Job Code: CS2022807-87684

Job Location: Malabar, FL

Job Description:

Satellite Communications Specialist will support the testing and sustainment of multiple Satellite Communications Terminals. This individual will be part of a small team that supports a larger program.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for complete end-to-end DoD SATCOM system level test and verification of all program requirements to include RF system level performance, electrical, mechanical, and HEMP requirements.
  • Perform site level test and support activities including site personnel training and development, repair, sustainment, and hardware obsolescence of existing SATCOM terminals.
  • Support in-plant production and functional testing and on-site acceptance testing of SATCOM Terminals.
  • Identifies, documents, tracks and evaluates test problem reports and test anomalies.
  • Be willing to Travel to CONUS and OCONUS locations for several months at a time
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and carry a distance of 75 feet, if necessary
  • Be able to troubleshoot and support communications equipment remotely
  • Ability to work diligently in a self-directed manner in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance is required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum 2 years of prior related experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associate’s Degree and a minimum of 6 years of prior related experience in Electronic Technology with 2 years of experience in operations, maintenance and test of military strategic SATCOM terminals or Military Technical School Training with 2 years of experience in operations, maintenance and test of military strategic SATCOM terminals.
  • 2 + years of SATCOM Test Equipment to include spectrum analyzers, power meters, network analyzers, oscilloscope, signal generators and multimeters.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Be proficient in MS Office tools to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project
  • Knowledge commensurate with the required minimum experience in operation, maintenance and testing of RF transmission equipment including high power transmitters, LNAs, frequency converters, transmission lines, antennas and auxiliary support equipment.
  • Knowledge of SATCOM antenna controls equipment.Knowledge of TCP/IP, switches, routers, LAN/WAN equipment and networking

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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