The ACCOM Radio Frequency (RF) / Satellite Communication (SATCOM) Technician is responsible installing, sustaining, troubleshooting, and repairing standard radio frequency wireless, line-of-sight, beyond line-of-sight, wideband, ground-based satellite, and encryption transmission devices.
Included are multiple waveform systems operating across the spectrum, keying and signal devices; telemetry and instrumentation systems.
Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
Assembles, connects, secures, and interconnects components such as transmitters, power supplies, and antenna assemblies.
Resolves installation, repair, and modification problems associated with communications equipment.
Employs orbiting communication satellite, line-of-sight, and tropospheric scatter techniques.
Conducts tests to restore and maintain systems.
Uses layout drawings, schematics, and pictorial diagrams to solve maintenance problems and ensure equipment is properly positioned.
Analyzes construction and operating characteristics of equipment to determine source of malfunction.
Performs intricate alignment and calibration procedures to ensure maximum operating efficiency.
Reviews and ensures compliance with maintenance management publications and procedures.
Enforces safety standards for system maintenance activities.
Checks installed and repaired components for compliance with technical publications.
Maintains inspection and maintenance records.
Posts entries on maintenance and inspection records.
Records meter readings and other pertinent data in equipment logs.
Completes maintenance data collection forms.
Requisitions, accounts for, and turns in supplies and material.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge in maintaining the following systems but not limited to : CM-200, CM-300, GRC-171 & 211, GRR-23 / 24 PCAS, GRT-21 / 22, PRC-117, RT-1319, TRC-176, URC-200, EPLRS radio, AN / TRC-214, Joint Radio Relay (JR2), Cornet TVCS-L, LHSC, RT9000D, 721S-1, ALE, Have Quick, SINCGARS, KY-100, VSAT VRC-103.
Effective oral and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office software
Experience & Education
High school diploma or equivalent.
Formal electronics training such as : military technical training school, vocational college, and / or four (4) year electronics apprentice program with experience in electronics equipment the technician will maintain.
Minimum IAT Level II, IP fundamental, familiarity with deployable communications systems.
RF / SATCOM principals highly desired.
Physical Requirements / Working Environment
Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions
Aviation / Support