GHG Corporation
  • ASC
  • McMurdo Station, ATA
  • Other
  • Contract


Job purpose

Responsible for engineer design, ops. and maintenance support (tier 2 and 3), satellite system link analysis, and integration of satellite communications systems 

Duties and responsibilities


  • Perform tier 2 and 3 support to existing sat comm links. This will include interrogate link analysis data to identify any link or satellite system performance issues
  • Assist on-ice operational personal with any antenna or satellite system ops support needs
  • Help identify, develop or modify any satellite system maintenance or performance issues, including antenna ops or link performance so the satellite link will operate at optimal performance
  • Provide engrg services for sat comm system designs which can include developing and analyzing link budgets, system upgrades, design and integration of upgrades, for new services and projects. The satellite systems are used to support voice, data, video transfer and urgent life safety needs such as medical video teleconference calls
  • Provide engrg and ops services for Satellite monitoring and control systems. These systems are an integral part of our satellite communication system
  • Provide engrg and subject matter expert support to all other depts such as Information security, systems Architecture, USAP mgmt and to the customer, the NSF, or the customer's agents
  • Review satellite systems for sparing and life cycle maintenance schedules. This will include establishing both tactical and strategic budgeting plans to meet life cycle replacement needs
  • Review satellite system, antenna, electronics, and maintenance schedules to ensure uninterrupted communications capabilities from stations as well as field camps that require satellite communications capabilities
  • Provides engrg services in developing and reviewing satellite system designs, and project documentation
  • Provides engrg support to Project Mgrs, Technical writers and other project staff members
  • Works with the Manager, Supervisor or Project Manager, in Information Technology, as team member or lead in using Project Management methodology to accomplish engineering projects
  • Deploy to Antarctica or other locations to gather information or to be able to work and perform as a team member. This will include working on site in Antarctica for any satellite system upgrades or any satellite system installations, as required
  • Designs, assembles, tests, deploys and supports mobile sat comms terminals as required
  • Provides engrg level analysis or recommendations to ASC mgmt and the NSF as it pertains to satellite communications
  • for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace
  • Performs other duties as required




  • BS in Engineering, Communications Systems or Satellite Systems preferred. Equiv. exp. accepted in lieu of degree
  • of 2 years of diversified satellite engrg experience in design, system integration, operational support and review is required. An additional 4 years supporting and maintaining technical communication equipment is required
  • in other RF communication fields such as HF, UHF/VHF, microwave is preferred
  • with GOES dish, 9 meters, preferred Monitoring and Control (M&C) software a plus
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required.



  • Technical Capacity.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.

Physical requirements

  • The individual in the position must successfully complete physical, dental and psychological exams, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action
  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste mgmt policies and procedures

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Position Expectations

This is a full-time position.

Performance Period: February 2019 - October 2019 



Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


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