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Communications Field Technician VSAT



Marketing & Communications
West Perth WA 6005, Australia
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023
About us

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

What you'll do

The role of the L2 Communications Technician is to handle the site installation or fault restoration; either alone or as a lead of junior L1 technicians, within a scope of work defined by Project or Operations management to a successful conclusion proactively resolving situational problems across the range of Viasat services. The Technician will have good practical knowledge of Viasat core services and technologies with site related manufacturer equipment encompassing managed service, marine & land satellite services; and of regionally variant services including LTE, fixed & stabilized LOS radio, and associated Rig Telecommunications systems; a practical understanding of CE IP Network service with the ability to complete minor work independently and work under instruction for more advanced requirements. The right candidate will be expected to advance through independent study of technical materials and company supplied in house training courses.

The day-to-day

  • The Level 2 Technician will ensure that Viasat: documentation, process, compliance, QHSE, training & values are the foremost of all work undertaken.
  • Installation, commissioning & fault diagnostics of GEO VSAT fixed single and dual Antenna Systems as well as stabilized single – Seatel or Intellian & Orbit product range.
  • Commissioning & fault diagnosis of single & multiple carrier services on the above systems related to specific manufacturer Satellite access technologies for SCPC, IDirect, CnC
  • Installation, basic troubleshooting & configuration of Viasat ran Network Lan infrastructure on site.
  • Installation, commissioning, and fault diagnostics of Out of Band system.
  • Maintains all requested Viasat documentation and reporting procedures
  • Completes Viasat associated technical training to within accepted levels.

What you'll need

  • 2+ years experience as Communications technician.
  • Experience in electrical installation of infrastructure including rack, junction boxes, cables (coax, Ethernet, fiber, signal & electrical) including termination of all connectors to within manufacturer specifications
  • Proven use of associated installation and test equipment (spectrum analyzer, power meter, DVM, etc)
  • Effective communication to line manager, Project coordinator (external & internal) and client partners
  • Structured problem-solving abilities in a pressured environment
  • Proficient English written and spoken
  • Must be located in West Perth, Australia

What will help you on the job

  • Experience working in mining, or onshore/offshore Oil & Gas environment
  • Specific manufacturer training or recognized Viasat technology training (GVF, Stabilized terminal & satellite access technology certifications).
  • Offshore certifications including BOSIET, HUET, CA-EBS and Medical Certificates

EEO statement

Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic. If you would like to request an accommodation on the basis of disability for completing this on-line application, please click here.