VSAT Installer

at Technology Company
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 23, 2020
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job purpose

Our company seeks to hire competent VSAT Satellite installers to install and maintain satellite receivers; to train Satellite Installers; and to supervise installations in remote locations.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct site survey – determine the best positioning of Satellite antenna for strongest signal reception.
  • Equipment installation - place mounts, satellite dishes and receivers ensuring satellite connectivity.
  • Install, configure and maintain IP & IT related products include switches, routers and servers
  • Satellite commissioning and site integration
  • Perform monitoring and maintenance of satellite and RF units
  • Solve major technical issues
  • Management of satellites including installation, pointing, commissioning, routing and tracking systems
  • Energy management: installation, maintenance and supervision of solar energy systems (batteries, solar panels, inverters, roof mounting, charge controllers)
  • Execution of periodic maintenance on users' workstations (computers and tablets) and the server room
  • Run diagnostics based on performance thresholds
  • LAN administration, including IT support for staff
  • Configuration and administration of a Wi-Fi network preferable

Employment type: Short Term

Job Requirements


Education and Training 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in electronics/radio transmission
  • Cisco CCNA or equivalent networking certification preferable

Work Experience Requirement  

  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in telecom domain
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in VSAT installation
  • Experience in solving major technical issues
  • Experience in configuring satellite modems
  • Experience in prevention and troubleshooting
  • Experience in field work in rural Ethiopia (highly recommended)

Skills and Competency 

  • Fluent in BOTH in English and Amharic; able to understand installation manuals and documents
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Analytical, problem-solving and communication skills  

Working Conditions

  • Willing to travel to remote locations and work hours set by the company.
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