Operations Telecommunications Technician

Norway - Stavanger, Scotland - Aberdeen Ref #12378 29-Jun-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 create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities

The Operations Telecommunication Technician will support the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Company provided customer solutions in order to support the offshore scope of work to a successful conclusion.
The ideal candidate should also have practical knowledge of company core services and technologies with related manufacturer equipment encompassing: marine & land satellite services, Radio (UHF, VHF, LTE & LOS), Rig telecoms (including Paga & CCTV) as well as Metocean systems. They will support the Aberdeen office Build & Test Technician on an adhoc basis, where required, to support customer delivery schedules as:

  • Compliance with Company and customer policies, standards and regulations
  • Onshore support of Company build & test with adhoc requirements to meet customer delivery or with required maintenance and preparation of equipment.
  • Completion all requested and required: site visit, technical, commissioning and site card documentation within 7 days.

    Main Duties:

  • Offshore Communication solutions

  • Installation, commissioning, and fault diagnostics of Satellite based communication & TVRO systems and multip vendor access equipment such s TDMA, SCPC to encompass fixed & stabilized single and dual Antenna Systems at Ka, Ku, Cband & L Band. Installation of associated out of band access services.
  • Installation of LTE, LOS point to multipoint radio networks, fault diagnostics of site-local area Network; hardware, infrastructure (Wireless, ethernet & fibre cable) both internal & external including ATEX rated equipment

    Offshore Telecommunication solutions

  • Carry out scheduled maintenance and fault investigations on Client Telecom systems and equipment; Radio systems (UHF VHF Hand held), PAGA, CCTV, Entertainment (TVRO, Distribution & head end systems).
  • Carry out EX inspections in line with Client and UK procedures.
  • Carry maintenance & survey for PAGA & CCTV systems
  • Carry out Fibre Umbilical cable installation and test to documented standards

    Offshore Metocean solutions

  • Installation, commissioning, maintenance and fault diagnostics of Metocean Hardware; sensors, servers, PC’s and associated specific mounting and installation of remote sensor equipment.
  • Installation of associated site cable & infrastructure in accordance with site documentation.
  • Maintenance of specific methods of work instructions and continues development of Metocean best practices

  • The requirement of this position is offshore
  • Experience in Electrical, Communications, Computer-related qualifications preferred
  • Related telecommunications certifications  (Networking, Satellite, PAGA, Fibre including umbilical) supporting the technical requirements of the position with proven work experience in the oil and gas industry or equivalent
  • Proven Installation, troubleshooting & commissioning of any of the following areas: associated Electrical & Electronic Telecommunications equipment at customer site locations, primary communications systems relating to Satellite, LOS, LTE and TVRO customer site equipment, Metocean software support and systems associated Nimos, Elements or other manufacture system or commission of cable infrastructure for Fibre (splicing, otdr, umbilical cable management).  Training will be provided for all disciplines.
  • Capable of working under pressure and the ability to multi-task effectively both independently and within a team
  • Competent in reading Electrical & Network diagrams, required documentation associated with the scope of work, associated installation and test equipment.
  • Effective communication to line manager, Project manager (external & internal) and client stakeholders
  • Ability to listen & interpret instructions for problem solving in a pressured environment
  • Flexible and willing to meet customer requirements
  • Experience with standard MS Office applications
  • Must have EU, UK or EEA nationals willing to work in either, UK or Norway

  • CompEX certified and Offshore Certification

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Years of Experience
2-4 years
Up to 75%
UK Citizenship or EU (27) Citizenship required
Worker Classification

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