Satellite Communications Technician

Bordon | Other

Satellite Communications Technician (Full Training Provided)

TCS Oakhanger
Bordon, GU35 9JE
Full Time, Permanent (36.5 hours per week)


Serco are recruiting for a Satellite Communications Technician to join their Satellite Communications Team at TCS Oakhanger in Bordon, working on behalf of the US Space Force. The 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, fault-finding and troubleshooting / rectification. 


The role will suit someone with experience working in a technical role dealing with testing and problem resolution. Full training, mentorship and support will be provided for the successful candidate with a desire to learn new skills and become an integral part of the team.


Your contributions to the O&M team:


  • Reporting to the Technical Delivery Manager
  • Comply with Serco's Management Systems and USSF policies / procedures
  • Carry out or assist with planned maintenance activities and system troubleshooting as required
  • 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
  • Carry out planned maintenance in accordance with the site's weekly Preventative Maintenance Instruction rotation.
  • 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 will become available once fully certified.
  • Assist with training of new hires


What skills you'll need to fulfil the role:


  • Ability to achieve Security Clearance
  • GCSE Grade C Maths and English
  • ONC or higher in Electronic Engineering (Access to further learning for HNC or higher will be available 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


  • Industry competitive salary
  • Serco Sharesave scheme's
  • Full training and development through our on-site Training Department
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Early finish Fridays
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, and more
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, mobile phone discounts, cinema discounts, hospitality discounts and much more
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Interesting, varied and enjoyable work
  • 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 01:15:00
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