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Terran Orbital
Irvine, CA, United States
10 days ago
Terran Orbital
Irvine, California, United States
10 days ago


Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Terran Orbital is seeking a motivated Ground Station Technician based at our Irvine, CA location. Terran Orbital is a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to commercial and government customers.

The Ground Station Technician is responsible for working with a multidisciplinary team to maintain the Terran Orbital ground station enterprise and assist in ground station maintenance, upgrades, and new developments. The Ground Station Technician will serve as a technician for installation, maintenance, and upgrades to satellite ground station infrastructure.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, executing procedures required for building and maintaining ground station sites and other related engineering projects. As well as, assisting in future pursuits and programs for the entirety of the Terran Orbital ground station network.

In this role the selected candidate will communicate with operators and maintainers both internal and external of the organization, to aid in maintenance and operating activities.

  • Maintain and aid the monitoring and testing of the worldwide network of ground stations and associated ground station equipment.
  • Perform antenna systems performance analysis, maintenance, and testing as necessary
  • Directly work with Mission Operations / Services in support of Terran Orbital owned, and 3rd party antenna providers
  • Perform standard operating, maintenance, and anomaly resolution as well as update and redline procedures as necessary
  • Inventory and keep track of materials needed to provide preventative and corrective maintenance on ground station sites
  • Work with third-party ground station providers to ensure sufficient support to the Tyvak fleet of on-orbit spacecraft and operations.
  • Work with maintenance and technician support groups for offsite ground site locations, to direct maintenance and testing activities.
  • The ability to travel as necessary.
  • Associates degree from an accredited university in a relevant STEM field
  • 3+ years of experience working with installation, test, troubleshooting, and repair of radio frequency, network and telephony, or Fiber optic equipment
  • 3+ years of experience as a technician on RF electrical equipment, or RF related experience, constructing and/or maintaining a tower, ground station, or other communications site
  • 2+ years of experience with satellite communication fundamentals
  • Strong fundamental understanding of computer networking, RF theory, and electrical schematics
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously with little supervision
  • Ability to follow written procedures to perform corrective and preventative maintenance, as well as equipment calibration and testing
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information to team and superiors
  • Ability to generate detailed reports on maintenance activities performed
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions, and climbing hand over hand.
  • Ability to work at elevated heights
  • Possible exposure to work in extreme environments - heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, loud noise
  • Must be able to distinguish between different colors
  • Ability to travel international as required, and obtain a U.S. Passport

  • Experience with developing technical documentation and maintenance plans as necessary
  • Experience with AWS and or KSAT ground networks
  • Experience with satellite communications and/or amateur radio license holder
  • Active U.S. Government-issued Secret Security Clearance
  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities


To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.


Founded in 2013 in Irvine, California, with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Terran Orbital Corporation is a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions. Terran Orbital combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. In addition, Terran Orbital is developing the world's largest, most advanced NextGen Earth Observation constellation to provide persistent, real-time earth imagery.

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Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63172072
  • Location:
    Irvine, California, United States
  • Position Title: Ground Station Technician
  • Company Name For Job: Terran Orbital
  • Job Function: Aerospace Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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