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RF Infrastructure Support Specialist

Los Angeles, CA 90012
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AT&T- is more than entertainment we are a technology company. The DIRECTV Castle Rock Broadcast Center is seeking an experienced RF Engineer to work at the satellite uplink facility located in Castle Rock, CO.

Within the first 6 months, you will be working toward mastering the technical qualifications required to operate and maintain our earth station antenna fleet. You will work closely with the Technical Operations Center and Satellite Operation to identify problems specific to the transmission of signals to our customers. Our customer satisfaction relies on keeping programming on-air and this cant be done without you.

Our environment offers the best of both worlds we are a strong team and rely on each other, but much of the work is performed independently.

Job Description:

Responsible for providing Tier-3 level critical on-air operational support in a 24x7 Broadcast Environment for the RF-Antenna systems at the Castle Rock Broadcast Facility (CRBC) in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Responsible for supporting RF-Antenna systems design, implementation, integration & vendor/contractor liaison at the primary and diverse uplink locations.

Responsible for supporting RF-Antenna Systems Monitor & Control Systems, and TT&C systems

Perform Tier-3 level preventive maintenance & calibrations on various RF-Antenna systems/subsystems.

Support and lead emergency break fix activities on various RF-Antenna systems

Specific duties include:

Assisting in the implementation of new systems and/or modification of existing RF-Antenna systems & subsystems.

Creating and documenting specifications and configurations for new systems, developing modifications for existing systems.

Creation of Site Operating Procedures and Site Acceptance criteria for new systems.

Training and development of Tier 1 and 2 employees relating to uplink systems

Interface with antenna system vendors on managing replacements for end of life components.

Advanced knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

High power transmitters (Klystron & Travelling Wave Tube Amplifiers)

Antenna tracking systems (Monopulse, Steptrack, Star Track)

Uplink/Downlink signal processors

Waveguide diplexers, OMTs, Magic-Ts, baseball switches, couplers

RF Propagation theory

Block Upconverters/Block Downconverters

L-Band & 70 Mhz routing switchers & distribution

Fiber Optic transmitters, fiber Optic receivers and optical cabling

Satellite TT&C processing equipment

Modulation and demodulation hardware

Antenna De-Ice subsystems


Requires 3-5 years of professional technical/engineering experience in a broadcast operations environment that includes a strong background in Satellite RF-Antenna systems.

Must have experience in the design of RF broadcast systems and be able to read/interpret associated signal flow-schematic diagrams.

Must be able to demonstrate/explain a basic antenna servo system and associated pseudo/mono pulse tracking system.

Must have experience in performing configuration of and preventive maintenance on antenna positioning & tracking systems A degree (or military equivalent) in RF-Antenna systems/associated engineering or related field is desired.

Proficiency with RF measurement and test devices such as spectrum analyzers, sweep oscillators, Network Analyzers, power meters, oscilloscopes, etc.

Proficiency of software programs such as MS Office (VISIO, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) experience with AutoCAD is desirable.

Strong mechanical aptitude required.

Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, good oral and written communication skills.

Physical requirements:

Must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Ability to climb external antenna system ladders and work at heights up to 30 ft.

Able to operate powered boom lifts.

Dexterity to work in confined spaces down to 16 cubic ft.

Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.

Special Requirements:

Must have a valid state drivers license with no restrictions.

All candidates must be willing to carry a company provided on-call phone and participate in a cyclic on-call rotation.

Must have a negative pre-employment drug test.

Criminal and MVR background must meet company hiring criteria.

The uplink facility is a 24x7 facility and requires the ability to work various shifts, including holidays and overtime as necessary to support the on-air mission.

Minimal travel via commercial airline required on occasion (<25% travel)



Requires 3-5 years of professional technical/engineering experience in a broadcast operations environment that includes a strong background in Satellite RF-Antenna systems.

Must have experience in the design of RF broadcast systems and be able to read/interpret associated signal flow-schematic diagrams.

Must be able to demonstrate/explain a basic antenna servo system and associated pseudo/mono pulse tracking system.

Must have experience in performing configuration of and preventive maintenance on antenna positioning & tracking systems A degree (or military equivalent) in RF-Antenna systems/associated engineering or related field is desired.

Proficiency with RF measurement and test devices such as spectrum analyzers, sweep oscillators, Network Analyzers, power meters, oscilloscopes, etc.

Proficiency of software programs such as MS Office (VISIO, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) experience with AutoCAD is desirable.

Strong mechanical aptitude required.

Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, good oral and written communication skills.

Physical requirements:

Must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Ability to climb external antenna system ladders and work at heights up to 30 ft.

Able to operate powered boom lifts.

Dexterity to work in confined spaces down to 16 cubic ft.

Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.

Special Requirements:

Must have a valid state drivers license with no restrictions.

All candidates must be willing to carry a company provided on-call phone and participate in a cyclic on-call rotation.

Must have a negative pre-employment drug test.

Criminal and MVR background must meet company hiring criteria.

The uplink facility is a 24x7 facility and requires the ability to work various shifts, including holidays and overtime as necessary to support the on-air mission.

Minimal travel via commercial airline required on occasion (<25% travel)


Posted: 2020-03-03 Expires: 2020-04-26

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