Line Maintenance Engineering Technician (LMT) / Space Programs

Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
Requisition ID
Position Category
Other / Technical
Space & Intelligence


Peraton is currently seeking a Line Maintenance Engineering Technician (LMT) to support our Hardware Maintenance Depot department at the NASA White Sands Complex near Las Cruces, NM. 


Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe. 


This position will be responsible for: 

  • Serve as first line of defense in the prevention of customer service data loss and anomaly resolution for multiple critical space missions.
  • Performs routine, non-routine and complex assignments under supervision involving Ground Communications Equipment (GCE) systems related to daily-shift operations and maintenance activities in support of spacecraft operations.
  • Receive initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or engineer as needed; performs recurring work independently or in teams; work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions.
  • Conduct operational system adjustments, preventive and corrective maintenance actions, and evaluates equipment performance, meticulously documenting all aforementioned actions.  
  • Identify and troubleshoot system problems, conducts tests using all types of instruments, analyzes results to restore systems, improve performance, and documents and reports results.
  • Comply with operational, maintenance and organizational procedures and policies.
  • Adhere to and recommend changes for applicable technical and process documentation.
  • Proactively seek training to achieve all required technical certifications.
  • Report to and advises immediate supervisor on all related operational, technical and personnel matters.


Required Experience: 

  • An Associate of Science degree or 2 years technical training in electrical, computer or networks engineering technology and 2 years of related experience; In lieu of degree, 4+ years of related experience is allowable. 
  • Prior experience with one or more of the following: satellite earth station and communications systems, satellite link access technology, antenna systems, radio communications and digital signal processing systems, telemetry monitor and control systems; or knowledge of IT network architecture, network protocol standards (TCP, UDP, IP) and computer architecture and operating systems.   
  • Rotating shift work is required.
  • Work Environment - the working environment includes exposure to cold, noise and shift work.
    • Must be able to perform tasks under certain time and resource constraints, in difficult surroundings, or conditions.
    • Physical requirements include lifting, climbing, extended sitting or standing, or other physical efforts. 
  • Security clearance - this position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance and to maintain the clearance thereafter. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.  

Desired Experience:  

  • An active SECRET security clearance.
  • Prior experience with NASA.




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.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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