Antenna Systems Field Installer

US - GA - Atlanta Ref #8176 10-Feb-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

As an Antenna Installation Lead, you will lead the mechanical and electrical assembly of Viasat satellite antenna systems at various locations around the world.  This includes working and overseeing the work of subcontracted or local labor to unpack, inventory, and stage the various components of the antenna.  You will operate or direct the use of heavy equipment such as cranes, cherry picker, forklifts, scissor lifts, and EWPs (elevated work platforms) to assemble the antenna per Viasat installation drawings.  You will install antenna wiring and cabling, oversee initial power-on of the antenna, and validate basic antenna motion prior to the arrival of the engineering validation team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Install Viasat antenna ground stations both domestic and internationally. 
  • Prepare technical reports summarizing your work and recommending solutions to technical problems. 
  • Testing antenna performance to specifications. 
  • Actively maintain good customer relations and work as part of a diverse team both managing the work and participating in the day to day process of installation. 
  • Supervise contractors during site installs.

Requirements

  • Technical Associates Degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in mechanical assembly of large scale systems involving mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment
  • Ability to read and understand civil drawings
  • Ability to read and follow mechanical fabrication drawings
  • Experience with cross-functional teams, including contractors, multiple engineering disciplines, assembly personnel, and quality representatives
  • Ability to work under pressure and to communicate effectively directly with customers
  • Experience resolving problems from design engineering to production assembly
  • Mechanical aptitude that supports supervision of rigging and direct cranes up to 200 ton capacity, to lift antenna assemblies that weigh as much as 20 tons
  • Demonstrated experience working independently to quickly identify problems and devising either a temporary and/or long term solution as required
  • Excellent communications skills (written and oral) are essential.Must have expertise in Microsoft Office and be proficient in supporting dynamic project schedules
  • Ability to pass skills testing for grip and static strength, dynamic lifting and work/positional tolerances
  • US government position. US Citizenship required
  • Must be willing and able to be submitted for a security clearance
  • Ability to travel 75% or more on domestic and international installations of large Antenna Systems and support facilities

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

AA/AS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

3-5 years

Travel:

Up to 75%

Citizenship:

US Citizenship Required

Clearance:

Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance

Worker Classification:

Employee

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