Promina (Technical Control) Technician Job Listing at ITT Systems in Afghanistan (Job ID ittsys-841696)

ITT Systems

Location: Afghanistan
Application deadline: None
Type: Not specified
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Number of Jobs: 1
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Description
Req ID # 2777BR
Advertised Position Title Promina (Technical Control) Technician
Division Mission Systems
Work Location Afghanistan
Job Description Operates a fixed test facility (GS Level Maintenance) for telecommunications transmission systems and related equipment. Monitors and troubleshoots the physical, data link, network, and transport layers of strategic and tactical Communications-Computer Systems including connectivity to local and wide area networks, end-to-end telecommunications and circuit switching systems, long-haul transmission, and the global information grid. Performs, coordinates, and supervises their retrograde, configuration, operation, restoration, and improvements. Analyzes their capabilities and performance, identifies problems, and takes corrective action.
Maintain a cost avoidance program through Go/No-Go Testing and conducts trend analysis for contract problem solving.
Fabricates cable assemblies; performs annual control facility maintenance and quality control. Troubleshoots and makes operational adjustments to technical control and telecommunication transmission equipment to include but not limited to Promina consoles (400/800), asynchronous Transfer mode (ATM) switching equipment, fiber optic modems and wide band radio equipment.
Coordinates and sometimes supervises the design, configuration, operation, restoration, and improvements for circuits/trunks traversing the TCF Facilities throughout the Southwest Asia Area of Responsibility.
Analyzes circuit/trunk capabilities and performance, identifies problems, and takes corrective action.
Performs Annual Scheduled Maintenance and assists with TCF self-inspections.
Will be responsible for, but not limited to, reconditioning of systems, controlled cannibalization (approved by COR), equipment modifications, modules, cabinets, processors, circuit cards, power supplies, peripheral and ancillary equipment to include cabling, wiring, plugs, adapters and warranty work as required.
Will possess a level of experience and proficiency to perform complex technical end-to-end testing and troubleshooting of all US military supported transmission systems whether point-to-point or satellite, and line-of-sight transmission paths.
Should possess a good understanding of Strategic and Tactical Satellite systems transmission.
Experience/knowledge with IGX and/or HDX is a plus.
SMU experience and/or qualification is a plus
Must be able to work rotating shift schedules which provide 24 hour day/7 day week coverage.
1. Operates processor assisted diagnostic and control equipment and software to perform network, technical, and configuration control, surveillance, and security.
2. Monitors status and performance of transmission and switching systems, local and wide area networks, and subscriber equipment
3. Operates test equipment to verify end-to-end circuit, system, and network signals meet minimum standards.
4. Operates network management hardware and software to ensure compliance with security standards and service levels.
5. Configures circuits, systems, and networks based on standards, traffic patterns, and results of quality assurance tests.
6. Performs circuit, system, and network patching and cross connecting to establish, sustain, and restore service
7. Localizes failures, performs operational adjustments, and reconfigures circuit, system, and network equipment.
8. Operates in a fixed Go/No-Go Testing facility.
9. Troubleshoots and coordinates TCF configuration, operation, security, restoration, and improvements. Communicates with subscribers, contractors, lateral agencies, and higher headquarters using secure and unsecure voice, data, electronic mail, web, or facsimile communications to schedule down-time and quality assurance tests, Configures circuits, systems, and networks based on standards, traffic patterns, and results of quality assurance tests.
10. Performs other duties and assignments as required.
11. Operates processor assisted diagnostic and control equipment and software to perform network, technical, and configuration control, surveillance, and security.
12. Monitors status and performance of transmission and switching systems, local and wide area networks, and subscriber equipment
13. Operates test equipment to verify end-to-end circuit, system, and network signals meet minimum standards.
14. Operates network management hardware and software to ensure compliance with security standards and service levels.
15. Configures circuits, systems, and networks based on standards, traffic patterns, and results of quality assurance tests.
16. Performs circuit, system, and network patching and cross connecting to establish, sustain, and restore service
17. Localizes failures, performs operational adjustments, and reconfigures circuit, system, and network equipment.
18. Directs and coordinates TCF configuration, operation, security, restoration, and improvements.
19. Communicates with subscribers, contractors, lateral agencies, and higher headquarters using secure and unsecure voice, data, electronic mail, web, or facsimile communications to schedule down-time and quality assurance tests, Configures circuits, systems, and networks based on standards, traffic patterns, and results of quality assurance tests.
20. Responsible for performing all service orders (SEVORD) on the terminal and its subsystems.
21. Perform all systems administration, operations, maintenance, and services to all ancillary equipment falling under the contract, per the OEM manual and military regulations.
22. Performs necessary repairs to the equipment and associated ancillary devices to include close coordination with the distant end to resolve issues and restore service for any interruption to the transmission paths for full 24/7 operations.
23. Coordinate with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for DOD network compliance procedures and/or the implementation of telecommunication service orders.
24. Perform remote diagnostics as required, parts and materials replacement, emergency technical assistance, and technical documentation updates.
25. Maintain and update circuit status and changes, maintenance records, drawings and charts, and perform necessary software and hardware upgrades as required.
26. Conduct outage notification procedures to the servicing TCF, RNOSC, TNOSC, FCO, and the Signal Company, and prepare after action reports that supports the outage restoration process.
27. Maintain sufficient spare equipment and PLL on-hand in order to maintain the Promina Systems, Ancillary systems, or other systems linked to the TCF that are covered under the contract. Promina 400/800 IDNX Switching Equipment
KIV-7/19 Trunk Encryption Device
Pair Gain and Canoga Perkins Fiber Modem
Alcatel ATM Fiber Equipment
TSSR Microwave Equipment
FIREBERD Communications Analyzer
Working environment will be 60% Maintenance Facility, 10% outside and 30% on road.
The TCF exposes you to moderate noise levels due to cooling and other equipment.
The outside work environment will also be very hot due to conditions within the region.
Must be able to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.
Required Experience: High school diploma required. Some college preferable. Requires a minimum of 2 years operating experience in a military technical
control facility or civilian equivalent within the last 10 years. TCF controllers are required to
have a minimum of two years of experience working with Integrated Digital Network Exchanges
(IDNX), specifically the Promina 200, 400 and 800 IDNX.
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must be able to work rotating shift schedules which provide 24 hour day/7 day week coverage.
Must be familiar with DISA operations circulars, DoD circuit actions and TSO/TSR processing requirements. Must be familiar with Remedy Action Request System for trouble tickets reporting, FACIT, Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) equipment, and various encryption devices, i.e. KG84A, KIV-7, KG194, Kg-175, etc, including device substitution, keying and re-keying.
Must be familiar with DISA operations circulars, DoD circuit actions and TSO/TSR processing requirements. Must be familiar with Remedy Action Request System for trouble tickets reporting, FACIT, Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) equipment, and various encryption devices, i.e. KG84A, KIV-7, KG194, Kg-175, etc, including device substitution, keying and re-keying.
Clearance Level Required at Start Date Secret
Minimum Education Requirements High School or Equivalent
Percent of Travel Required N/A
Work Status Full-Time

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