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(Senior) Technician, Station Support

Requisition Number:  17603
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU

As part of the SSG Team, the Technician, Station Support covers the ground communications systems, as well as the power system operations on a 24/7 basis and also acts as first-line intervention to the Betzdorf power and HVAC systems during out-of-office hours and provide “hand and eyes” support to hosted customer equipment. In this position you will maintain and operate the SES ground assets in Betzdorf and other third-party sites globally. This includes support to third party teleports that are contracted for TT&C and payload services. 


You will be responsible for (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Respond to any ground system anomaly that causes a payload communication or a TT&C outage or disturbance and restore the service with the least possible delay;
  • Provide 24/7 service support to SES global customers;
  • Deliver operation reports on technical activities;
  • (Re)configure the Betzdorf teleport to provide backhaul, signal processing and uplink services to cus-tomers;
  • Keep track and maintain the BTZ and backup stations in an excellent state;
  • Assist the various satellite ranging systems ensuring continuity of accurate data provision to the Flight Dynamics team;
  • Participate in LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase) operations as well as satellite relocations for SES satellite missions and other operators;
  • Support SES internal & external customers, including, equipment hosting, engineering and Sales;
  • Take 1st line responsibility outside normal office hours for infrastructure systems;
  • Ensure all IT security measures and procedures are followed;





Must Have

  • Technician diploma or degree in a relevant technical discipline (Telecommunications, Electronics, RF…);
  • Experience of at least 5 years in similar role or in a satellite operations NOC-based role;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Comfortable working in a shift schedule;
  • Aptitude for working with hardware, Earth Station systems, equipment and operations;
  • System diagnostic skills;
  • Willing to undergo a security clearance;


Nice to Have

  • RF knowledge including RF signal routing and processing (waveguide, IF and RF switching, filtering and combining, linearisation etc.), amplification (TWTAs, KPAs, SSPAs), frequency conversion, an-tennas (drives, tracking etc.);
  • Knowledge of IP networks, platforms and Internet infrastructure (BGP/DNS/IPV6 etc.) and/or Broad-cast systems and technologies (DVB/Multiplexing/Contribution/Distribution);
  • Ability to be reactive and to deliver under time constraint in autonomy;
  • Attention to details and accuracy are key;
  • Comfortable with both working in a team and individually




  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs 
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story

SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.

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