Compression Technician

Location US-VA-Quicksburg
Job ID
DT Uplink Management


DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.


Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.


We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.


Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Dish Technologies in Quicksburg, VA is looking for a Compression Technician who will be responsible for assisting the Compression team in maintaining all compression systems at the uplink facility while learning the various responsibilities and troubleshooting techniques of digital audio, video, and RF.  


Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

  • Monitor all compression systems and report discrepancies or anomolies.
  • Switch defective equipment to backup.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting.
  • Complete preventative maintenance as assigned.
  • Assist Senior/Peer Compression personnel in specialized tasks.
  • Work with other departments and personnel to resolve service issues.
  • Meets deadlines and completes assignments in a timely manner while maintaining quality standards.
  • Plans and organizes work to accomplish desired objectives or goals.
  • Assist with managing facility access by third party service providers.
  • Provide assistance receiving and shipping items for installation, repair, or reassignment.
  • Provide back-up support to the ESO department and become proficient in general operations and duties. Must be able to past ESO 90-day sign-off examination after training period.

Skills - Experience and Requirements

A successful Compression Technician will have an AAS degree from accredited college and/or minimum 2 years experience in computer systems, IP networks or related technical discipline with network certification a plus.  Must be detail oriented and willing to work shifts.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating/maintenance/procedure instructions
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Knowledge of advanced networking protocols
  • Computer use and trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions
  • Ability to work alone or unsupervised
  • Must be a US citizen or a US Permanent Resident.
  • Ability to visually monitor CCTV screens and respond to audible alarms
  • Abililty to lift 50 pounds with another employee
  • Long periods of standing may be required when installing equipment
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 5 ft above ground




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