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Site Specialist Trainee

Company: Peraton
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewWe are seeking a Site Specialist (SS) Trainee in Las Cruces, NM. The Site Specialist (SS) is the Technical Lead and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the White Sands Complex (WSC) ground stations and responsible for leading technical operations under supervision by the Operations Supervisor (OS).

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.ResponsibilitiesYou'd be great if you...

  • Responsible for each TT&C asset and user services running at the assigned site.
  • Responsible for working with the Communication Services Controllers, Satellite Controllers and Schedulers guiding them through anomalies and routine procedures.
  • Responsible for monitoring the Data Interface Systems (DIS), Common Time and Frequency System (CTFS), Demand Access system (DAS), WSC Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP) / Data Interface Service Capability (WDISC), SN Gateway, (SNG) and the Space Link Equipment (SLE).

  • Responsible for operation of the Extended TDRS Ground Terminal (ETGT), the Australian TDRS Terminal (ATF) and coordinates with the Ground Equipment Technicians to monitor TDRS Digital Signal Distribution (TDSD) and other assets.
  • Makes recommendations for system configurations and troubleshooting system anomalies; works closely with the OS and ground technicians to lead troubleshooting and restoration efforts.

  • Conducting shift change briefings to inform crew of scheduled activities and other significant events.
  • Complete the certification process, which is typically 3 - 5 months in duration on average, through a combination of in-house classroom training and On-the-Job (OJT) apprenticeship culminating in formal job task demonstration and examination.
  • Generation of accurate and timely discrepancy reporting for pre and post anomaly operations.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

    QualificationsYou'd be great if you...

    • Associate's degree (or equivalent work experience) and 2+ years' of related experience.
    • 1+ year experience with Satellite Communications or Network Operations.
    • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.

    • This position will be union and you will be required to join.

      You'd be great if you have...

      • Active secret clearance highly desired
      • Four year technical degree highly desired.
      • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Must be motivated, safety minded, and demonstrate a team attitude.
      • Must have the ability to work well under pressure and possess excellent coordination skills.


        This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain 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 , Site Specialist Trainee, Other , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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