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Field Service Engineer/Spacecraft Specialist

Company: Peraton
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewPeraton has an opening for a Field Service Engineer/Spacecraft Specialist at the White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM. The Spacecraft Operator will join a flight engineering team dedicated to operating and maintaining the health and safety of the STPSat-6 spacecraft.

Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe. In early 2021, an additional mission will be added to the WSC operations infrastructure with the launch of STPSat-6. Preparations for the launch and transition to operations are currently underway.ResponsibilitiesWhat you'll do---



  • Perform daily monitoring and operations of spacecraft.
  • Develop procedures for performing spacecraft activities, including on-orbit acceptance testing, battery management, station-keeping maneuvers, and momentum unloads.
  • Lead spacecraft activities as a Test Conductor and provide operational guidance to the Flight Engineering Team.
  • Analyze and identify spacecraft anomaly root causes, then plan and execute recovery actions.
  • As experience is gained, provide on-the-job training to peers.
  • Occasional work during nights or weekends is required when executing activities or anomaly recoveries.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    QualificationsYou'd be a great fit if---



    • An Associate's degree (or equivalent).




      • In lieu of formal education, 4 years of additional related experience is allowable.



      • 2+ years of experience in spacecraft operations.
      • The ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance.

        It'd be even better if you---



        • An active Secret/Interim Secret clearance.
        • BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
        • Previous spacecraft test experience.
        • Experience with spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, power sensors, and/or other RF equipment.
        • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with peers and management.
        • Experience with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

          What you'll get---



          • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
          • Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays
          • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
          • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
          • Paid maternity and paternity leave
          • Company-paid infertility treatments
          • Cross-training and professional development opportunities
          • The ability to influence major initiatives

            SECURITY CLEARANCE This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.About PeratonAt Peraton, we're at the forefront of delivering the next breakthrough in national security, every day. We're the partner of choice to help solve some of the world's most daunting challenges. How? By thinking differently. We're not mired in the past. We look at all problems with fresh eyes. We look past the obvious to bring the best talent, tech, and ideas together to completely transform how problems are solved. So bring your unique ideas, your entrepreneurial spirit, and your drive to succeed. Get ready to be part of something bigger. Get ready to do the can't be done.EEO StatementWe are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Peraton, Las Cruces , Field Service Engineer/Spacecraft Specialist, Engineering , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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