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RF/SATCOM Technician


Job Requisition:RF/SATCOM Technician

Job Description:

The designee shall be qualified to install, sustain, troubleshoot, and repair standard radio frequency wireless, line-of-sight, beyond line-of-sight, wideband, ground-based satellite, and encryption transmission devices.  Included are multiple waveform systems operating across the spectrum, keying and signal devices; telemetry and instrumentation systems.  Assembles, connects, secures, and interconnects components such as transmitters, power supplies, and antenna assemblies.

Resolves installation, repair, and modification problems associated with communications equipment. Employs orbiting communication satellite, line-of-sight, and tropospheric scatter techniques.  Conducts tests to restore and maintain systems.  Uses layout drawings, schematics, and pictorial diagrams to solve maintenance problems and ensure equipment is properly positioned.  Analyzes construction and operating characteristics of equipment to determine source of malfunction.  Performs intricate alignment and calibration procedures to ensure maximum operating efficiency.

Reviews and ensures compliance with maintenance management publications and procedures.  Enforces safety standards for system maintenance activities.  Checks installed and repaired components for compliance with technical publications.  Maintains inspection and maintenance records.  Posts entries on maintenance and inspection records.  Records meter readings and other pertinent data in equipment logs. Completes maintenance data collection forms.  Requisitions, accounts for, and turns in supplies and material.

Primary Responsibilities

The designee shall maintain systems are such as CM-200, CM-300, GRC-171 & 211, GRR-23/24, PCAS, GRT-21/22, PRC-117, RT-1319, TRC-176, URC-200, EPLRS radio, AN/TRC-214, Ground Air Transmit Receive (GATR), Joint Radio Relay (JR2), Cornet TVCS-L, LHSC, RT9000D, 721S-1, 721S-2, ALE, Have Quick, SINCGARS, KY-100, VSAT, VRC-103.

Basic Qualifications

Education:  High School diploma or GED. 


Minimum IAT Level II certification; IP fundamentals; familiarity with deployable communications systems. 

Other:  Tower Safety Climber certification will be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant Associate’s degree preferred.  

Formal electronics training such as:  military technical training school, vocational college, and/or a four (4) year electronics apprentice program with experience in electronics equipment the technician will maintain.

RF/SATCOM principles highly desired.

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Field Services



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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