The Systems Maintenance Lead provides supervision for junior maintenance personnel in support of critical IEW systems located within areas of INSCOM SCIF s.
• Implements design, initial fielding, testing, training, emergency maintenance, and repair of satellite communications systems and signals intelligence equipment.
• Manages maintenance and supply operations in alignment with customer logistics and supply procedures and regulations.
• Acts as project leader and oversees and perform system level troubleshooting using complex computer diagnostics and test equipment.
• Assures that systems and equipment operations and maintenance comply with physical, operational, security, safety, and communications and electronics regulations.
• Provides expertise and instructs subordinates on commercial and military satellite communications and electronic warfare projects requiring detailed analysis of operational and technical issues.
• Evaluates the impact of proposed design changes on maintaining continuous operations.
• Trains military and contractor personnel on troubleshooting, diagnosing and repair of electronic warfare and SATCOM systems.
• Researches requirements and translates data into design/redesign specifications to support deployable customer equipment within SCIF s.
• Employs, services, and calibrates state-of-the-art data collection equipment to monitor the functioning of communications and electronic warfare equipment.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
• Ability to train, manage and supervise technicians performing terminal and system level alignment, modification, repair, calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of satellite communications and electronic warfare equipment and systems.
• Ability to read, interpret and work with complex sketches, drawings, schematics, and specifications.
• Knowledge of SATCOM and electronic warfare functional units and understanding of computer architecture, communications, software and peripherals used in satellite communications and electronic warfare systems, and operation of test equipment.
• Knowledge of US Military and commercial satellite technical control procedures, regulations, and doctrine.
• Understanding of computers, software and peripherals used in electronic communications systems.
• Knowledge of the installation and maintenance of audio systems.
• Knowledge of installation techniques, including red/black requirements.
• Knowledge of electrical wiring and grounding and the installation of fiber optic cable.
• Understanding of interconnectivity, protocol bus standards, cryptographic equipment operations and TEMPEST criteria.
• Understanding of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) principles.
• Command of fluent English, including the ability to read, write, and comprehend technical documentation, schematics, and diagrams written under the ANSI standards.
Experience & Education
• Associate s degree in electronics or equivalent and formal technical training in electronic systems maintenance.
• Minimum ten (10) years of technical experience with a minimum of five (5) years experience in a supervisory capacity.
• Experience with system fault isolation, repair, alignment and testing of network/system level and individual satellite and digital communications equipment problems.
• Capability to perform satellite antenna siting and orientation.
• Experience with electromagnetic compatibility and the functional application of EMI/RFI analysis and mitigation programs.
• Able to perform all duties to ensure timely, courteous and quality support to customer or customer affiliates.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
• Able to maneuver in small spaces and lift up to 50lbs.
• Supports customer systems on site whenever and wherever deployed.
• Available to deploy to other countries and/or theaters to perform quick reaction technical support to US forces worldwide military contingency missions and requirements in potentially hazardous work environments.