DISH Network L.L.C.

  • Senior SATCOM Technician

    Location US-WY-Cheyenne | US-WY-Cheyenne
    Job ID
    DT Uplink Management
  • Summary

    DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 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 is seeking an Earth Station Operations (ESO) Senior Technician in Cheyenne, WY, who can assist in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of the radio-frequency (RF) equipment used in large-scale satellite downlink and uplink operations. The qualified individual must be able to function robustly on rotational shift schedules within a team environment. The right candidate will also be required to work outdoors in all elements, be able to lift 75 pounds, climb ladders and work at heights up to 50 feet. Rotating shift work, working during holidays and weekends will also be required.


    Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

    • Ensure continuous customer support to all EchoStar, Dish Network and all other internal and external customers using SOP related procedures. Works under the immediate supervision of the ESO Shift Supervisor.
    • Ability to train other technicians/engineers on policies and procedures. Serves as a mentor to new employees and other peers.
    • Understands cross-functional projects and able to collaborate with various departments.
    • Use monitor and control systems to trend data and perform periodic inspections to check the health of all Earth Station equipment. Including manual snow/ice removal from antennas.
    • Perform periodic cleaning, maintenance, and repair of ESO equipment. Including antennas, transmitters, frequency converters, switch units, antenna control equipment, and fiber optic equipment.
    • Perform antenna maintenance which includes; painting, cleaning, lubrication, and servicing of antenna tracking and deice systems. Requires ability to climb ladders and work at heights in an aerial lift.
    • Use common RF test equipment such as multi-meters, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, power meters, synthesized sweepers, and network analyzers.
    • Use common hand and power tools such as soldering irons, torque wrenches, hammers, screw drivers, pliers and wrenches, sockets, drills, saws, and crimping tools.

    Other collateral duties as assigned.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    Basic Requirements:

    • A valid DOT motor vehicle license is required to operate our aerial lift. The aerial lift is operated on company property and parking lots in the vicinity of other motor vehicles to access antenna components outside of the personnel safety boundaries installed on the antennas.
    • Physical job requirements that are necessary that require ADA acknowledgement:
      • Climbing – Must be able to climb a vertical ladder unassisted in excess of 30 feet in order to access equipment installed on antenna platforms.
      • Lifting – Ability to move or lift 75lbs. Required to move klystron tubes into and out of their transmission cabinets.  This also meets the requirement to be able to rake snow out of antenna reflectors.
      • Heights – Must be able to work at heights up to 50 feet. Required to work on antenna heaters and components in the aerial lift.
      • Weather – Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather and in areas that are slippery or have uneven surfaces. Required to clear antennas of snow and ice or conduct antenna repairs during the heat of the day.
      • Shiftwork – Must be able to work any shift in a 24x7x365 environment in order to meet the needs of Dish customers.
    • Must be able to stand, climb, walk, climb and reach while performing the duties of the job.
    • The ability to respond to audible and visual alarms.
    • The ability to monitor services that include adult content without objections.


    • High School Diploma/GED preferred.
      • Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in RF Technologies/Satellite Communications or; a basic electronics course completion from a military technical school or accredited technical school/university is preferred.
      • 2-7+ years of RF related work experience suggested experience also preferred.

    Working Conditions:

    The physical environment requires that the prospective employee must be able to work indoors in a typical office environment and in equipment rooms with varying noise level ranges that are normally found at the uplink facility.  Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather, at all hours of the day or night, in varying temperatures, wind and weather conditions.  In addition to the basic requirements, will be frequently required to use personal protective equipment and best practices to prevent exposure to hazardous environments and energized equipment.


    May be required to work overtime and extended shifts as the operational nature of the business requires.




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