DRS Technologies Inc. Senior Communications Technician in Fairbanks, Alaska

Senior Communications Technician (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Opportunity Summary

Assists in carrying out routine information systems and/or information technology tasks within more than one discipline. Disciplines may include but are not limited to VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal), point to point microwave, point to multipoint microwave, application support, database administration, software quality assurance/quality control, network telecommunications, and infrastructure operations of administration, analysis, engineering and design, field support of diesel generators and DC (Direct Current) power systems.

The individual selected for this position will be part of a 24x7 customer support operation. Will be responsible for participating in all levels of customer operations, participating in customer acquisition and demonstration, installation, maintenance, and customer/help desk support. The individual will be required to travel to rural and remote areas, organize and prepare for travel, and work independently to resolve issues. This position will involve some heavy lifting as well as communications tower climbing of up to 180 feet above/high. Successful applicant will work with engineering, applications, and operations, create trouble tickets, video teleconferencing, web filtering, Apple and Windows platforms as well as working with new and emerging technologies.

Performs moderately complex technical functions related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of various types of communications equipment (i.e., voice, data, network, satellite).

Primary & Essential Accountabilities

  • Performs a variety of complex technical functions related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of various types of communications equipment (i.e., voice, data, network, satellite)

  • Monitors performance and locates problems

  • May provide work leadership and technical assistance to lower-level Technicians and/or with instructing customers on the operation and proper use of equipment

  • May be located at a customer site or an operations center

  • May interface with vendors on new technology and system updates

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Qualification Requirements

  • High school or equivalent business training

  • Five years of directly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team-oriented environment

  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Some college experience in computer science, electrical engineering, RF (Radio Frequency) engineering, or related technical field or equivalent combination of education and technical experience

  • Physical requirements include lifting, climbing towers and ladders, bending and kneeling and lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Valid driver’s license

Qualification Preferences

  • VSAT, iDirect, Trango or comparable experience

  • Experience and knowledge of networking and IP networks video teleconferencing, web filters

Windows Active Directory and Apple/Mac Open Directory design and customer service experience

  • Qualified rescue climber and/or qualified tower climber

Leonardo DRS, Inc.

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.

Company Overview

DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc. successfully delivers quality systems and services to CONUS and overseas units. Our systems solutions encompass broad data distribution networks and complex telecommunications systems for data, voice and video applications over integrated satellite, terrestrial, and wireless networks. Our proven service history of engineering, installing, operating and maintaining innovative, low-risk, and cost-effective communications resources illustrates our commitment to supporting military, commercial, and relief efforts at home and around the globe.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #CA #CS #MM