Complex Maintenance Facility (CMF) Maser/Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Technician

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



Peraton is seeking a Complex Maintenance Facility (CMF) Maser/Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Technician to join our team in Fort Irwin, California to support our Deep Space Network (DSN) program with JPL and NASA.

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.




The CMF Maser/Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Technician/Closed Cycle Refrigeration (CCR) is responsible for the maintenance, repair and testing of Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) and associated cryogenic and mechanical equipment. Knowledge of RF/Microwave repair, maintenance, and calibration on equipment that operates at RF frequencies above 2 GHz.


  • In-depth knowledge of the theory and/or operation of IM&TE and RF systems.
  • Familiar with a wide variety of test equipment, the design and application of measurement techniques, and the operation of complex measuring systems.
  • Logically troubleshoot equipment failures and perform corrective action.
  • Troubleshoot, perform repairs, and maintenance to the component level.
  • Perform reverse engineering techniques when repair documentation is not available.
  • Perform calibrations, tests, and validation work including completion of appropriate performance documentation.
  • Fabricate cables, connectors, and interface devices.
  • Identify performance deficiencies and determine the root causes of equipment failures.
  • Develop new maintenance techniques and methods to improve on existing procedures.
  • Use and facilitate computer automation to operate, calibrate and diagnose problems.
  • Document work performed in a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Work with little or no supervision or technical direction.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Working Environment/Physical Activities:

  • General Office/Shop Environment
  • Test Equipment - (Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, Oscilloscopes, Multimeters)
  • Machine Shop Equipment
  • Power/Hand Tools (Drills, Saws, Buffer, etc.)
  • Material Handling/Packing Equipment
  • Lifting Equipment (Forklift, Genie, etc.)
  • Pneumatic Equipment
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Climbing Antennas
  • Climbing Ladders
  • Loud/High Noise Areas
  • Dusty Areas
  • Outdoor work in extreme heat, cold & humidity
  • Exposure to long periods in air-conditioned rooms
  • Long periods of sitting or standing
  • Muscle/Eye strain possible during high periods of computer work
  • Continuous walking or standing
  • Crawling, kneeling or cramped workspace
  • Repeated stooping
  • Extended workday




Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-year technical degree (AS) in electronics or military training in the field of Test Measurement & Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) or equivalent advanced technology degree program.
  • Two years of experience with cryogenic low noise amplifiers and/or RF/Microwave experience in repair, maintenance and calibration.
  • Experience in repair, overhaul, and maintenance of electrical and mechanical devices.
  • Working knowledge of the computer operating systems as well as the site-specific Maintenance Management software.
  • Must follow all safety procedures and job requirements to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Must possess and retain a valid California drivers’ license
  • Ability to work on site up to five (5) days per week, up to 9 hours per day.

Desired Qualifications

  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Self-motivated and demonstrate the ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work independently, comprehend and follow written and oral instructions and procedures without direct supervision.


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

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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