Opportunities at TCS - Satellite Communications Tec

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Satellite Communications Technician
TCS Oakhanger  
Competitive salaries plus benefits 


At Serco we are looking to recruit for Day and Shift Technicians to join their Satellite Communications Teams at TCS Oakhanger in Bordon, working on behalf of the US Space Force. 


The TCS contract falls under Serco's Space and Security division. The Technician role is to configure for real time support and operate a variety of satellite ground and communication systems. The role also carries out performance of routine maintenance, system checks and tests, and troubleshooting / rectification. The Day Technicians will work Monday-Friday and the Shift Technicians will follow a rotational Shift Pattern member of one of the four site shifts.

The role will suit someone with experience working in a technical role dealing with testing and problem resolution. This is a multi-discipline role covering Electronics, Electrical, IT, Mechanical & RF (Radio Frequency). Full training will be provided, mentorship and support will also be provided for the successful candidate with a desire to learn new skills and become an integral part of the team.


If you would like to express your interest in these positions, please register your interest by submitting an application. 

Main responsibilities of the role include:


  • Reporting to the Technical Delivery Manager or Operations Manager 
  • Comply with Serco's Management Systems and USSF policies / procedures
  • Configuration and error free real time operation of a variety of satellite ground and communication systems. Performance of routine maintenance, system checks and tests, and fault troubleshooting / rectification.
  • Once fully certified, will act as senior person in operational areas when required, and report all events to the Operations Manager.
  • Engage in technical discussions with stakeholders (US operations management) and Serco management teams on site issues
  • Shift Technicians will work a pattern of 12-hour shifts. They will join their shift after initial Operator Training and certification of Operator Position
  • Day Technician, when fully trained and certified, to participate in a one in three weekly call-out rota assisting with uninterrupted 24/7 operations along with other department members
  • Carry out Document Reviews, Risk Assessments and Planned General Inspections as required.
  • Opportunity for overtime/TOIL will become available once fully certified.
  • Assist with training of new hires

What you'll need to do the role:


  • Ability to achieve and maintain Security Clearance
  • GCSE Grade C Maths and English
  • Electronic Engineering BTEC level 3 diploma(Access to further learning via our learning and development programs)
  • Willing to complete CompTIA Security+ certification as per site requirements of which training, learning and development will be provided for you to pass the certification.
  • Good knowledge Microsoft Office 365 packages.
  • Willing to become Crypto Authorised if required; training provided.
  • Willing to become a rescue climber; training provided.

What we offer: 


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. 
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Health Cash Plans, free flu jabs and more.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.



To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 



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31/07/2024 01:21:00
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