On-Site Maintainer


Chenega Federal Systems

Company Job Title: On-Site Maintainer I

Clearance: Secret; eligible for Top Secret

Location: Vandenburg AFB, CA

Reports To: Larry Shearer

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular

  • The On-Site Maintainer is responsible on-site maintenance and sustainment of the In-Flight Interceptor Communication System (IFICS) Data Terminal (IDT) assets (terminal communications) for Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) environment at the assigned location.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the documentation, integration, troubleshooting and/or testing analysis of electronic, mechanical and/or software devices, products and systems.
  • Perform installation, set-up, check out, operation, maintenance, repair and modification of IDT and/or GMD Communications Network (GCN) ground terminal equipment.
  • Analyze, perform diagnostic tests and troubleshoot equipment failures to determine cause, and perform repairs and corrective maintenance.
  • Perform periodic preventive maintenance on the IDT and/or GCN equipment, and support GMD during Flight and Ground Tests.
  • Understand and apply all applicable engineering processes.
  • Develop plans and schedules for short-term work activities and provide plan and schedule guidance for support personnel and/or technicians.
  • Estimate impact of problems and elevate significant problems to appropriate management personnel.
  • Build customer intimacy through job assignments related system/product acceptance testing or hands-on user training.
  • Prepare and communicate on-site technical status to Buyer and customer representatives at respective sites.
  • Perform procedures, work orders, engineering tests, operational tests, and fault isolation on systems and equipment.
  • Work with complex machines or computer systems.
  • Dismantle, adjust, repair, calibrate, align, assemble, and operate equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, operating or repair manuals, rough sketches or drawings.
  • Use test and diagnostic equipment to perform checkouts while maintaining appropriate records and logbooks.
  • Complete on-call assignments within allotted time limit.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
    • 3 years of relevant work experience.
    • RF receive/transmit components.
    • Servo RF/Antenna.
    • Computers and networks.
    • Time/frequency reference.
    • Wiring/electric.
    • Cryptographic equipment and associated interfaces.
    • Comptia Security Certification required on hire or NLT 60 days of hire.
    • Secret Clearance required with the ability to obtain a Top Secret.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • All on-site maintainers shall be knowledgeable within the following technology areas prior to deployment:
    • RF technologies including antennas and waveguides up to and including K-Band.
    • Crypto keying.
    • High Power Amplifiers.
    • Power supplies/Power controllers.
    • Standard 19-inch equipment cabinet installations.
    • Ethernet switches and Network Equipment.
    • Sun Processors/Solaris 8/Unix.
    • Fiber networks/Small Computer System Interface (SCSI).
    • Solaris UNIX operating systems.
    • Serial and Fiber Optic Communications.
    • Familiarity with GMD operational environment
    • Must be available for on-call support after hours, weekends and Holidays
    • Ability to work independently.

    Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
    • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

    Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)
    • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
    • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

    Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    Native preference under PL 93-638.

    We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

    Primary Location: United States-California-Vandenberg AFB

    Organization: Chenega Federal Systems
    Strategic Business Unit: Military Intelligence and Operations Support
    Security Requirements: Secret
    Job Schedule: Full Time Exempt
    Recruiter: Junius Currier
    Req ID: 2000002235

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