Spacecraft Communications RF Equipment Technician

Job Locations US-CA-Fort Irwin
Requisition ID
Position Category
Other / Technical
No Clearance Required
Space & Intelligence



We are seeking a Spacecraft Communications RF Equipment Technician to join our team at the Fort Irwin Complex in California to support our Space Communications Network Services Contract (DSN) with NASA.


Under minimal supervision the RF technician will test, maintain and modify GDSCC Tracking Station equipment related to RF and microwave sub-systems. Such equipment includes, but is not limited to, transmitter, receiving and cryogenic microwave devices.


The Deep Space Network is NASA’s international array of giant radio antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions, plus a few that orbit Earth. The DSN also provides radar and radio astronomy observations that improve our understanding of the solar system and the larger universe. The antennas of the Deep Space Network are the indispensable link to explorers venturing beyond the moon. They provide the crucial connection for commanding our spacecraft and receiving their never before seen images and scientific information on Earth, propelling our understanding of the universe, our solar system and ultimately, our place within it.



  • Implementing Engineering Change Orders (ECOs);
  • Providing problem resolution of issues through the use of advanced technical knowledge
  • Troubleshoot and repair of failures using sub-system documentation, drawings and schematics
  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance actions to ensure subsystem operation and performance within required standards
  • Use state-of-the-art-test equipment and common hand and power tools
  • Provide technical guidance to lower level positions as required
  • Perform all duties consistent with this classification as assigned
  • Collect and provide analysis of technical data
  • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements
  • Proficient in office computer use Word, Excel, Outlook, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Linux and MAXIMO



Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma
  • 4+ years’ directly related experience with high and low power transmitter and/or receiving systems, knowledge of electrical troubleshooting, knowledge of water systems to include pumps and regulation.
  • Must possess and retain a valid California drivers’ license
  • Must be able to climb antenna’s up to 200+ feet.
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills. Must be motivated, safety minded and demonstrate a team attitude. Must also have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be capable of recognizing potential hazards and follow all safety equipment procedures
  • Must be able to follow applicable regulatory agency and site-specific guidelines and to properly document all job-related activities
  • Must be able to obtain a trusted background check and pass a National Criminal Information Check (NCIC). In order to obtain a clearance, you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good interpersonal, communication and written skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Company-paid infertility treatments
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities
  • The ability to influence major initiatives
  • Capable of working independently, requiring assistance in the resolution of only the most difficult technical problems.



Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

The rate / range per hour below represents the typical pay for this position based on experience and other factors.

SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range

24.45 33.10


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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