Test Technician Electrical - Operations (Temporary)

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #4713 26-Dec-2019

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 growing rapidly and 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.

Job Responsibilities

As a Test Technician, you will work on important DoD programs and projects that provide systems to support command and control, surveillance, intelligence, weapon status, and situational awareness communications over Link 16 or other networks.  You will enjoy interacting with multidisciplinary teams (digital, RF, mechanical, and software) to integrate and test terminals and systems.  You will work with Test and Development engineers to trouble-shoot, diagnose, and repair our existing test stations and help us build new stations.

  • 4+ years of systems integration and test experience 
  • Experience testing electronic products
  • Ability to read schematics and understand electronic circuits
  • Familiarity with common test equipment and troubleshooting methods
  • Ability to follow a test procedure and complete necessary paperwork
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office for documentation creation, and modification
  • Associate's degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • US government position. US citizenship required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Up to 10% domestic travel

  • Hands on experience setting up and working with RF test set ups
  • Experience with Environmental tests such as vibration and  Thermo-vac
  • Experience using Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers and RF test equipment
  • Experience RF transmitters, RF receivers, and amplifiers
  • Ability to debug product and test station failures down to component level

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

AA/AS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:



Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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