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Communications Technician

Cape Canaveral, FL

Posted: 05/08/2024 Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 2336

Job Description

BlueWave is hiring a Communications Technician for an out of this world client in located in Cape Canaveral, FL 32952 . As a Communications Technician you will work in a complex environment supporting a variety of critical launch and landing site and ground support systems. The launch communications team installs and supports the infrastructure used for all types of telecommunications in support of launch vehicles and spacecraft.

Responsibilities:

  • Install, terminate, test, troubleshoot, and document test results for fiber, network, audio, video, and RF cabling
  • Install, test, and troubleshoot audio, video, and RF equipment
  • Install cable pathway systems (cable trays, cable racks, J-hooks or D-rings)
  • Install, terminate, test, label, and document horizontal, backbone and other cables
  • Build out telecommunication and equipment rooms
  • Install connectors, connector pins, terminals, and lugs
  • Perform continuity checks, locate and correct wiring errors using measuring instruments
  • Investigate, diagnose, correct, and document instrumentation or system malfunctions
  • Perform complex technical assignments involving communications systems, instrumentation and data acquisition/processing systems
  • Collaborate with team members to troubleshoot failures and issues derived from test data
  • Read and interpret planning documents, schematics, wiring diagrams, specifications, drawings, manuals, blueprints, and engineering sketches

 

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience installing, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing: fiber optics, copper cabling (RF, ethernet), network and telephony installation, and audio/video systems
  • Proven ability to install, terminate and test low voltage cables and fiber optical cables to include twisted pair, coaxial, stranded and solid conductor low voltage cables, single mode and multi-mode fiber optical cables
  • Strong knowledge of industry standards (BICSI, NEC, TIA/EIA); different types of fiber (MM, SM) for interior and exterior usage; Cat5E, Cat6 and Cat6A data cabling; and cable pathways such as conduit, fire penetrations and cable trays
  • Knowledge of the telecom network best practices and concepts including network security, network architecture design, technical standards and deliverables, troubleshooting tools (e.g., line analyzers, breakout boxes, and network traces), software and hardware installation and configuration, network hardware, and protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DLC, and ASYNC)
  • Working knowledge of audio, video, and wireless systems and corresponding physical means of delivery (analog, digital, AoIP, VoIP, etc.)
  • Operational knowledge of oscilloscopes and multi-meters, soldering wires and connectors, various crimping tools, wire stripping techniques, Ohm’s law, continuity testing, pinning out a military type connector, routing and tie wrapping cables, drilling and tapping holes, and building junction boxes
  • Experience with DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, heat shrink tubing, cable harnessing, lacing, and proper strain relief concepts
  • Experience with IP and HD-SDI video cameras and infrastructure
  • Comprehension of modern networking architecture and what is necessary for physical layer inter-connectivity
  • Experience operating articulating boom lifts, fork lifts, scissor lifts, and other work site machinery
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks
  • Available to work extended hours, nights and weekends when required by mission milestones
  • Ability to travel (~10-25%) as required
  • Typically 40 hour work weeks with overtime as required; schedule varies depending on site operational needs
 

Employment Type: Full-Time Onsite in Cape Canaveral, FL 32952

Benefits: Competitive Salary, Health Insurance, and Ancillary Benefits

 

BlueWave specializes in recruiting high-performing team members for technology, marketing, federal services, and leadership roles. We’re aggressive hunters – but only of talented people – & provide comprehensive staffing support for recruiting, hiring, and onboarding permanent and contract employees.

BlueWave is headquartered in Downtown Orlando, Florida with the flexibility to build teams nationally. With our boutique and personal approach, we get the right people in your company quickly without sacrificing quality.

https://bluewaverp.com/

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