Satellite Operations Specialist, #4415 (Project Management)
LinQuest operates a variety of satellites for the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) under the STEC contract at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM. This contract supports on-orbit operations of six unique satellites, with more scheduled to launch over the next 3 years. We are looking for high quality, motivated professionals to join our team.
You will function as a Satellite Operations Engineer and perform real-time satellitecontacts, configuring command andcontrol ground equipment during pre-pass, pass and post-pass periods.You will support system readiness, planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation for satellite launch and early orbit operations, on-orbit operations, and end-of-life retirement and disposal.Perform mission and pre-pass planning, scheduling, data trending and analysis, real-time operations, and spacecraft anomaly resolution.Establishment, implementation, and maintenance of standardized operating proceduresConflict resolution to support the acquisition, tracking, commanding, control, and telemetry data acquisition for space vehiclesMission data reduction and analysis and data delivery to the customersOperational transition of satellites to different ground support complexes as requiredYou will develop automated operations procedures and tools.Implementation of anomaly response plans including participation in tiger-team discussions, recovery actions proposal and evaluation, implementation of approved solutions and anomaly report generation.Accomplishment of long-term trending of vehicle telemetry and notification to the government of these trends that indicate potential vehicle problemsReal-time evaluation of spacecraft, payload, and ground systems status in accordance with established mission requirementsInitial troubleshooting of operational problems, assisting in determination of root causes, documentation of these problems, and participates in corrective and prevention activitiesPosition will require shift work or support during offshift hours.