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Company Summary

DISH, an EchoStar Company, has been reimagining the future of connectivity for more than 40 years. Our business reach spans satellite television service, live-streaming and on-demand programming, smart home installation services, mobile plans and products, and now we are building America’s First Smart Network™...

Today, our brands include EchoStar, Hughes, DISH TV, Sling TV, Boost Infinite, Boost Mobile, DISH Wireless, OnTech and GenMobile.

Department Summary

Our Technology teams challenge the status quo and reimagine capabilities across industries. Whether through research and development, technology innovation or solution engineering, our people play vital roles in connecting consumers with the products and platforms of tomorrow.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

DISH is seeking an Earth Station Operations (ESO) Senior Technician who can assist in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of the radio-frequency (RF) equipment used in large-scale satellite downlink and uplink operations.

Key Responsibilities:
• The qualified individual must be able to function robustly on rotational shift schedules within a team environment
• The right candidate will also be required to work outdoors in all elements, be able to lift 75 pounds, climb ladders, operate a motor vehicle, and work at heights up to 50 feet
• Rotating shift work, working during holidays and weekends will also be required
• Ensure continuous customer support to all EchoStar, Dish Network, and all other internal and external customers using SOP-related procedures
• Works under the immediate supervision of the ESO Shift Supervisor
• Ability to train other technicians/engineers on policies and procedures
• Serves as a mentor to new employees and other peers
• Understands cross-functional projects and is able to collaborate with various departments
• Use monitor and control systems to trend data and perform periodic inspections to check the health of all Earth Station equipment; including manual snow/ice removal from antennas
• Perform periodic cleaning, maintenance, and repair of ESO equipment; including antennas, transmitters, frequency converters, switch units, antenna control equipment, and fiber optic equipment
• Perform antenna maintenance which includes; painting, cleaning, lubrication, and servicing of antenna tracking and deice systems
• Requires ability to climb ladders and work at heights in an aerial lift
• Use common RF test equipment such as multi-meters, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, power meters, synthesized sweepers, and network analyzers
• Use common hand and power tools such as soldering irons, torque wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers and wrenches, sockets, drills, saws, and crimping tools

Skills, Experience and Requirements

Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma/GED preferred
• An Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in RF Technologies/Satellite Communications or; a basic electronics course completed from a military technical school or accredited technical school/university is preferred
• 2-7+ years of RF-related work experience suggested experience also preferred

Skills and Qualifications:
• A valid DOT motor vehicle license is required to operate our aerial lift; the aerial lift is operated on company property and parking lots in the vicinity of other motor vehicles to access antenna components outside of the personnel safety boundaries installed on the antennas
• Necessary physical job requirements that require ADA acknowledgment:
• Climbing – Must be able to climb a vertical ladder unassisted in excess of 30 feet in order to access equipment installed on antenna platforms
• Lifting – Ability to move or lift 75 lbs. Required to move klystron tubes into and out of their transmission cabinets; this also meets the requirement to be able to rake snow out of antenna reflectors
• Heights – Must be able to work at heights up to 50 feet; required to work on antenna heaters and components in the aerial lift
• Weather – Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather and in areas that are slippery or have uneven surfaces; required to clear antennas of snow and ice or conduct antenna repairs during the heat of the day
• Shiftwork – Must be able to work any shift in a 24x7x365 environment in order to meet the needs of Dish customers
• Other collateral duties as assigned

Salary Ranges

Compensation: $24.00/Hour - $27.20/Hour

We offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits.

The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.

The posting will be active for a minimum of 3 days. The active posting will continue to extend by 3 days until the position is filled
Cheyenne WY United States


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