Spacecraft Operations Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10004695

  • Category: Technical Support
  • Location: Schriever AFB - CO, United States of America
  • Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Job Description:

Test and perform and on-console activities involving satellite operations during launch and early orbit support or long-term operations. Plan, set up and configure ground communication support. Develop validate and execute pass plan. Monitor and review telemetry. Advises leads and/or management of failures and degradation. Advise leads or management of predefined recovery procedures.

  • Establish voice, messaging, and data communications for multiple- satellite programs of varying priorities and classifications.
  • Configurations and monitoring of displays for computer and network equipment during normal mission operations.
  • Troubleshoot end-to-end communication issues.
  • Multi-program coordination and scheduling using COTS software tools.
  • Determination of any anomalous conditions and providing corrective actions as required.
  • Generation of downtime reports and other associated documentation for operational outages.

• Support to various operations status, engineering review and problem boards. • Identification of areas of concern, issues, inefficiencies, and other non-value added activities, as well as proven recommended solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years; associate’s degree and 2 years of experience; or additional education and/or related experience in direct flight operations, ground control operations, or ground processing operations.

  • Experience conducting satellite operations with the Air Force Satellite Control Network in a real-time operations environment.
  • Experience monitoring the activities of satellites.
  • Familiarity with satellite ground systems, including hardware, software, and communications architecture.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, demonstrated by frequent and successful application of technical standards, theories, concepts and techniques.
  • Familiar with UNIX and Windows-based computer systems.
  • Willingness and ability to work multiple shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as well as overtime.
  • Ability to create and follow standard processes and clearly document results.
  • Able to distinguish the difference between colors on a computer monitor. (specifically red, blue, and green).
  • Active TS/SCI (access) security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree within a technical degree in a related discipline with 0 years of experience and/or other
  • Proven teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface effectively with users, customers, management and engineering personnel.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be comfortable using intercom systems, in addition to phone systems, as a frequent medium for communications.

Salary Range: 57800 - 96400

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Schriever AFB, CO, US
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