Apply with CV on before 9 March, 2023.

This is a full time permanent position (9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday with some time flexibility available and reqiured) subject to an initial 6 month trial period.

The Groundstation Assistant is an entry level position which will entail on-the-job learning.

  • This position requires availability to participate in a 24/7 duty roster, during which time journey to site will not take longer than 1hr, should an intervention be required.
  • Occasional work is also required during maintenance windows, outside of normal working hours.

This position is based at Elfordstown Earthstation, Midleton, Co Cork. OWN TRANSPORT IS ESSENTIAL.

Duties & Responsibilities

The position reports to the Operations Manager and thereafter to CEO. Duties will include:

  • Participation in day to day aspects of gateway operations and site maintenance
  • Provision of technical support to Operations Manager
  • Assisting in building/commissioning and testing of new Antenna installations
  • Positioning, installation and assembly/dismantling of mechanical antenna equipment, which will include motors, gearboxes, pedestals, stocks etc
  • Performance and documentation of of routine, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on ground stations
  • Diagnose and determination cause of faults in mechanical and electrical systems
  • Assist with IT Support and ongoing surveillance for IP network, satellite gateway earth stations and RF network
  • In-house & 3rd party hardware & software support
  • Escalation and emergency response participation in a 24 x 7 x 365 environment

Requirements: Skills/Experience

  • 3rd level or equivalent technical qualification in Systems/Technology Engineering, Mechanical CAD, Electrical or Civil Engineering
  • Basic IT skills, e.g. understanding of of IP network configuration and local server setup
  • Knowledge of VM Ware, CISCO network systems, IT systems an advantage
  • Knowledge of telecommunications or satellite systems an advantage
  • Problem solving skills and attention to detail essential, along with a talent and passion for practical subjects and activities and a desire to learn and develop these skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive, flexible and positive approach to work as part of a small team and the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.

Apply with CV on before 9 March, 2023.