Ground System Engineer - (Alice Springs, AU)
Requisition ID: R10130123
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Polygraph
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.
Northrop Grumman SSSD is seeking a Ground System Engineer to become a member of the Ground Terminal and Infrastructure Department, working as part of a motivated, diverse, and technically talented group located at a field site in Alice Springs, AU.
This role requires a two (2) year commitment and the ability to successfully pass a physical and psychological exam. Shifts are typically from 7:30am to 4:00PM Monday - Friday with only the odd occasions of off hours or long hours needed for special activities. A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation assistance.
The Ground Hardware Engineer provides operation, maintenance, and repair for the ground terminal architecture at a customer's site as a part of a highly skilled and specialized team, insuring the availability of critical mission system. You will leverage your background experience and skills to provide time-critical observation, assessment, repair, and monitoring of complex communications systems and data links providing sustained operation. Furthermore, you will articulate your recommendations to the customer to inform decisions on mission critical infrastructure and equipment.
Provide daily activities and after-hours 24/7 response for the technical operations, maintenance, and repair of end-to-end communications capabilities
Partakes in the operation, maintenance, and repair of communications systems and components for ground to space communication links
Craft and execute preventative maintenance plans for large antenna platforms and associated equipment
Apply technical knowledge of electronics principles to determine equipment malfunctions and apply skills to restore mission critical operations at the system, sub-system, line replaceable unit, and board level
Operate, maintain, repair/replace, and install various types of electrical equipment and devices related to all aspects of satellite communications to include: antennas, servo systems, transmitters, receivers, mixers, switches, modems, upconverters/downconverters, amplifiers, network analyzers, noise figure analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscope, power meters, signal generators, fiber optic transmitters/receivers, waveguides, coaxial cable, and associated wiring and peripherals
Apply comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems by interpreting manufacturer's manuals or similar documents with the support of senior engineers
Support development teams generating the next stages of mission execution infrastructure and systems culminating in integration, operation, and maintenance of these systems
Utilize sound technical writing to document equipment failures, prepare status reports, and assist in developing concepts of operations (CONOPs) and improvements to the operations of communication systems
Provide technical guidance to programmatic processes for future enhancements and system upgrades attend meetings with government employees and other contractor teams
Demonstrate understanding and initiative in daily activities and carry a professional attitude towards customers and colleagues at all times
Position may require planned and emergency travel throughout the year to various locations within the region
Perform other related duties as required
Provide COMSEC support, as required
The successful candidate must also be able to satisfy the following physical demands:
Ability to work on elevated structures at heights of ~100 feet
Ability to climb stairs (~300 stairs/day)
Ability to lift and carry ~45lbs
Ability to work in narrow and confined spaces
Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline with two (2) years of experience; OR Master’s Degree plus (0) years of experience; OR six (6) years of experience in lieu of degree
SATCOM systems experience
Possess and demonstrates direct work related experience with the operation, maintenance and repair of RF Communication systems
Possess system level test experience working with antenna/ground hardware
Active DoD Top Secret Clearance & SCI Access
Ability to obtain/Pass CI Poly Examination
Active DoD Top Secret Clearance / SCI Access with a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination adjudicated within the last five years
Experience with HVAC Units and power distribution equipment
Previous experience working on location and/or in the field to support the Department of Defense and/or the Intelligence Community is highly desirable
Practical EW/RF systems knowledge gained through design, construction, and or tactical communications system experience; experience in military settings is a plus
Ham radio experience/license beneficial
COMSEC Experience beneficial
Fork lift and Elevated work platform license/experience
The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
Did you know?
Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.