VSAT Field Technician

Australia - West Perth Ref #12238 31-May-2022

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world! For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and build an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team!

The role of the L2 Communications Technician is to handle the site installation or fault restoration; either alone or as a lead of junior L1 technicians, within a scope of work defined by Project or Operations management to a successful conclusion proactively resolving situational problems across the range of Viasat services. The Technician will have good practical knowledge of Viasat core services and technologies with site related manufacturer equipment encompassing managed service, marine & land satellite services; and of regionally variant services including LTE, fixed & stabilized LOS radio, and associated Rig Telecommunications systems; a practical understanding of CE IP Network service with the ability to complete minor work independently and work under instruction for more advanced requirements. The right candidate will be expected to advance through independent study of technical materials and company supplied in house training courses. 


  • The Level 2 Technician will ensure that Viasat: documentation, process, compliance, QHSE, training & values are the foremost of all work undertaken.
  •  Installation, commissioning & fault diagnostics of GEO VSAT fixed single and dual Antenna Systems. 
  • Installation, commissioning & fault diagnostics of GEO VSAT stabilized single – Seatel or Intellian & Orbit product range. 
  • Commissioning & fault diagnosis of single & multiple carrier services on the above systems related to specific manufacturer Satellite access technologies for SCPC, IDirect, CnC
  • Installation, basic troubleshooting & configuration of Viasat ran Network Lan infrastructure on site. 
  • Installation, commissioning, and fault diagnostics of Out of Band system. 
  • Aligns with all Viasat, customer and regional compliance, HS&E and QA policies and regulations. 
  • Maintains all requested Viasat documentation and reporting procedures 
  • Completes Viasat associated technical training to within accepted levels. 


  • 2+ years experience as Communications technician.
  • Experience working in mining, or onshore/offshore Oil & Gas environment is Highly Desired. 
  • Ex-Defence Force members are encouraged to apply
  • Skilled Electrical installation of infrastructure including rack, junction boxes, cables (coax, Ethernet, fiber, signal & electrical) including termination of all connectors to within manufacturer specifications is desirable
  • Proficient use of associated installation and test equipment (spectrum analyzer, power meter, DVM, etc) is desirable
  • Effective communication to line manager, Project coordinator (external & internal) and client partners 
  • Structured problem-solving abilities in a pressured environment
  • Fluent English written and spoken 

Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED
Years of Experience
2-4 years
Up to 100%
Australian Citizenship required
Worker Classification

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