SATCOM Senior Technician

Kester, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [3326-0]

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Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Satcom Senior Technician to work at NATO NCIA in Kester, Belgium


Under the direction of the Shift Chief and Chief Technician, the incumbent will perform duties such as the following:

  • Operate and perform unit and field level maintenance and emergency interventions on the Satellite Ground Station and associated communications facilities, and terrestrial links (DLOS, Fibre) terminating at the SGS;
  • Maintain station logs and ensure proper outage reporting;
  • Activate circuits in accordance with circuit work orders;
  • Operate/maintain data networks to provide reach-back/backhaul anchoring for deployed NATO forces;
  • Provide feedback to Chief Technician and Station Engineers for internal training program improvements, and ensure maintenance personnel comply with prescribed maintenance procedures Participate on On-the-Job-Training (OJT) programs to complement official NCISS training program;
  • Perform all duties requested by Station Command, and related to daily functioning of the Site and position of the Site within NCIA, NATO, and the local community;
  • Deputize for higher grade staff, if required;
  • Performs other duties as may be required.


  • Vocational training at a higher level in a relevant discipline, or equivalent, or Diploma of secondary education and 5 years of relevant experience or at least 5 years’ experience in the operation or maintenance of satellite ground terminals/stations, or related systems such as radars or Line-Of-Sight;
  • Essential basic experience of:
    • Antenna sub-system including radome, feed horn, reflector, pedestal, waveguides, tracking receiver, servo and drive equipment, including fault diagnosis and repair;
  • Transmit and receive chains, including; up and down converters, Low Noise Amplifiers and High-Power Amplifiers;
  • MODEMs, cryptographic equipment, routers and switches;
  • Computer-assisted Monitor and Control System (M&CS) for system supervision;
  • GPS-disciplined Frequency Reference Standards and associated distribution systems;
  • Fibre Optical cables and other tails systems;
  • In-depth knowledge of digital techniques;
  • Desirable TCP/IP fundamentals, video transmission principles and telecommunications quality assurance practices;
  • Testing and maintenance of modern communications systems;

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