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Satellite Ground Station Technician


Mingenew WA, Australia

Job Type:

Full Time

Located in Mingenew, Western Australia, our client operates a Satellite Ground Station facility featuring a multitude of satellite dishes and other high tech space monitoring equipment. The site hosts equipment from several countries to monitor and track space launches and other space related science. You will be maintaining this equipment using your RF, mechanical, and electronics experience and skills.

Do you understand Monopulse tracking? Have you worked with command and control satellites? Have you experience with ground stations that monitor LEO satellites before. If you have we would love to hear from you. Working in a close knit team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects related to the activities at their satellite earth station. This is a hands-on role encompassing the operation and maintenance of their state of the art satellite communications systems as well as general site maintenance.

The company provides specialized competence in design, test, launch and operation of space and air systems. The technical team at this site maintains and operates equipment to support satellite launches and ongoing satellite missions at five remote stations around the globe. Each station is a critical contributor to the global services provided by a continually growing number of stations around the world.

Your Role:

You will be responsible for maintaining ground systems and the site status. As an operations and maintenance technician you will also ensure timely and accurate entry of maintenance data into the maintenance tracking system as well as analysis of maintenance statistics to support highly reliable service delivery.

The position will require frequent travel to international remote sites to assist with maintenance, provide operational support and help with new equipment installation. Travel to international sites include Thailand, Japan, and Sweden. Other sites may be necessary as the ground system grows.

The successful candidate should also be an Australian citizen, with the ability to work autonomously, under pressure, with excellent communications skills.


Participate in weekly Work Order reviews
Maintenance system administrative work
Assist in launch supports at remote sites
Assist at remote sites with equipment installations
Equipment trouble shooting
New equipment implementation
Documentation and record keeping

Minimum Essential Requirements

Initiative and commitment to provide excellent support to our customers
Mechanical Skills
Basic understanding of electrical and electronic test equipment
Desire and ability to learn the technical aspects of ground station equipment
Ability to work at heights up to 15-meters, including operating elevated working platforms
Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all seasons
Flexibility to adjust schedule to work nights and weekends when required.
Availability to travel at short notice
Ability to follow and enforce safe work practices
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other common applications
Current motor vehicle driver's license
Australian Citizenship
Ability to read and interpret technical documentation

Helpful Skills:

Knowledge of RF test and measurement
Communications equipment experience
Prior ground station or teleport work experience
Understanding of RF communications systems (eg. satellite communications, ham radio, etc)
Skills with IT and network equipment, to include the Windows and Linux operating systems.
Relevant Trade, Military or University qualifications
The successful applicant will be expected to enhance and grow skills across a broad range of activities.
This position is based in Mingenew and most of the team car pool from either Geraldton or Dongara in WA each day. For highly qualified candidates a modest relocation package may be offered.

Please send a cover letter addressed to Courtney Powys from Itch Recruitment, along with your updated resume. If you have any questions please call me on 0491 353 141 and leave a message if I am unable to answer. This is a great opportunity for existing satellite tech's or RF tech's looking to upskill into the space industry, so apply now

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