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Junior Technician, Ground Operations

Requisition Number:  10535
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU


     At SES we are passionate about taking our customers stories anywhere and we achieve this through our amazing colleagues. We’d love for you to become a valued member of our team of exceptional engineers who are working on diverse, challenging projects. As our Junior Technician, Ground Operations, you will act as the technical support to the Ground Operations section including the Station Support team.


You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring SES has sufficient operational spare equipment for its global operations located at key teleports (Europe, Asia, Australia, Mexico).
  • Verifying data collection on equipment usage and availability is accurate
  • Verifying the backup functionality is active and takes actions to achieve this


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Extended Job Description:



  • Respond to any ground system anomaly that causes a payload communications outage or disturbance. Ensure spare equipment is immediately available on a global scale.
  • Support for LEOP missions as well as on-station support
  • Support of upcoming mPower and Microsoft projects
  • Respond to any ground system anomaly that causes a TT&C outage or disturbance. Restore the service with the least possible delay
  • Respond to any ground system anomaly that causes an Orbit Determination outage or disturbance. Restore the service with the least possible delay.
  • Execute bench repairs or RMA process with vendors to recover failed equipment.
  • Support Satellite and Communications operations
  • (Re)configure the Betzdorf teleport in order to provide backhaul, signal processing and uplink services to customers
  • Pro-actively maintain the BTZ and backup stations in an excellent state. Perform detailed station checks each day.
  • Ensure all stakeholders follow the correct “Authorization to Work” process.
  • Monitor lifecycle of equipment with focus on adequate equipment failure prediction
  • Support external customers such as Amazon, EGNOS, LuxGovSat
  • Contribute to the department’s expenditure is kept to a minimum and as efficient as possible



  • Knowledge of Earth Station systems, equipment and operations
  • RF knowledge including RF signal routing and processing (Waveguide, IF and RF switching, filtering and combining, linearisation etc.), Amplification (TWTAs, KPAs, SSPAs), Frequency conversion, Antennas (drives, tracking etc.)
  • Knowledge of MPEG/DVB encoding and multiplexing, FM and QPSK modulation considered an advantage
  • Understanding of TT&C and satellite operations
  • Strong system diagnostic skills
  • Strong team player
  • Self-starter and strong customer focus



  • Technician qualification – Diploma or degree
  • Experience with Dataminer considered an advantage



  • Willinginess to support out of office hours operations
  • Ability to successfully complete a ‘working at height’ training
  • Clear and thorough reporting
  • Pro-active approach towards station availability & reliability
  • Ability to get Nato security Clearance
  • A desire to develop core skills.


SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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