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Missile Warning Operations Center (MWOC) Support Technician


Are you a problem solver?

Do you strive to make a positive difference?

Do you enjoy being a contributor to a world class team?

Summit Technical Solutions (STS) has an immediate opportunity for an MWOC Support Tech to work on-site at Cavalier AFS, North Dakota. The Missile Warning Operations Center (MWOC) Tech alerts the MWOC of Mission System Status Changes.

The work schedule for this position is part of a 24/7 shift rotation.

Operate and maintain the AN/FPQ-16 Radar Sensor, AN/FSQ-100 Data Processing (DP) system, AN/FRC 181 MILSTAR terminal, and CPS and associated equipment. Perform job control functions, preventive maintenance (PM) inspections and crypto equipment operation and key loading.
  • Operate the AN/FPQ-16 Radar Sensor.
  • Receive information for on-and off-equipment maintenance actions from various personnel during the course of maintenance.
  • Inform the Crew Commander immediately of all changes in equipment/systems status and progress of corrective actions/maintenance.
  • Ensure all scheduled Sensor, DP, and SATCOM PM routines are accomplished.
  • Initiate action to recall Sensor and DP equipment from maintenance when directed.
  • Inform Crew Commander when a malfunction reduces mission capability.
  • Respond to requests from the MWOC Crew Commander to investigate equipment discrepancies. Coordinate all requirements for equipment outages with MWOC and complete MDC forms for all maintenance performed.
  • Report errors in technical orders and other maintenance publications to Management and furtherance to Quality Assurance.
  • Maintain a daily running log to record all changes in equipment status and significant maintenance events.
  • Complete Mission Data Collection (MDC) forms (AF Form 349) for all maintenance performed.
  • Notify Crew Commander or designated representative if electromagnetic interference is received.
  • Perform corrective and preventative maintenance on equipment and systems in accordance with T.O. directives.
  • Responsible for operation and maintenance of the AN/FSQ-100 computer system.
  • Work closely with the system analyst.
  • Schedule production runs, program test, and data compilations.
  • Maintain inventory of Secret working papers, which includes recording tapes, CD's, DVD's, and data packages.
  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance for the AN/FRC-181 MILSTAR terminal and associated
  • equipment including power supplies, amplifiers, frequency generating devices, antenna systems, receivers and transmitters, teletype equipment, and peripheral communications systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring SATCOM equipment meets performance standards required to prepare for MDC documentation, and other maintenance forms as needed.
  • Utilize Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) to isolate equipment malfunctions down to the lowest repairable unit, (repairing or replacing unit).
  • Perform Defense Information Systems Agency (OISA) reporting when required.
  • Physically patch user to and from the multiplexer, when required.
  • Ensure current technical data is available for maintenance tasks.
  • Interpret diagnostic printouts.
  • Assist Quality Control personnel by conducting technical inspections when required.
  • Operate telecommunications equipment for the purposes of sending and receiving messages.
  • Operate cryptographic equipment to protect classified messages as required.
  • Maintain the Master Station Log to record significant events.
  • Ensure all communication malfunctions are isolated to in-house, distant end, or commercial carrier problems.
  • Controls the Communications Processing System (CPS) data transmission lines and coordinates with agencies for testing.
  • Aware of work hazards associated with the job duties and control measure required to counteract them
  • Identify and report safety deficiencies as they occur and take corrective actions.
  • Participate in quality, environmental, safety, security, disaster preparedness programs, and Installation/Higher
  • Headquarters Directed Exercises.
  • Maintains job proficiency by participating in the training program
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Skills

Qualified candidates will have the following experience and qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current CompTIA Security+ CE or equivalent IAT Level II certification
  • Four years' experience in High Power Microwave or Radar systems. Working knowledge of transmitters and radar subsystems is essential.
  • Two years' formal training in electronics, a two-year civilian electronics course/program, or equivalent experience
Preferred qualifications:
  • College courses in Computer Programming or Computer Operations or equivalent work experience. Experience time can include up to two years of formal education
  • Phased Array Radar experience is preferred.
  • Three years' experience in Computer Operations with technical knowledge of computer systems. Familiar with UNIX or Linux operating system and commands. Experience time can include formal education.
  • One year experience in the operation and maintenance of any SATCOM medium or heavy earth terminal.
  • Knowledge of DISA reporting criteria.
Required Experience

About PARCS and Cavalier AFS
For 39 years, Cavalier Air Force Station, along with its powerful Perimeter Acquisition Radar Characterization System (PARCS) has been at the forefront of missile warning and space surveillance in protecting our Nation from missile attacks. PARCS is operated by the 10th Space Warning Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO.

Cavalier AFS is located in Pembina County, North Dakota, about 15 miles south of the Canadian border, at the heart of the Rendezvous Region. Although the site is remote, the surrounding area is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation and community participation.
  • Located on the north shore of Lake Renwick, Icelandic State Park offers visitors not only a wide array of recreational opportunities, but also glimpses of North Dakota's homesteading heritage and its natural beauty.
  • Frost Fire Ski Area is just minutes away, offering a variety of winter activities as well as summer dinner theatre
  • The cities of the Rendezvous Region offer 10 separate celebrations throughout the year, including parades and festivals.
  • Just an hour away, the city of Grand Forks is a bustling college town, home to the University of North Dakota. Grand Forks offers a great mix of sports events, a vibrant arts scene, miles of biking, hiking and inline skating trails and other recreation, plus a revitalized downtown.
What makes STS great?

STS is a services-based organization that relies on the exceptional results our workforce delivers to customers every day. We realize that our customers’ high regard for our consistently high performance is only possible because of the talents, exceptional work ethic, and commitment of our people. We promote and live by a strong and inclusive company culture that places the focus on customer and employee satisfaction, communication, and respect.

What to expect from STS:
  • Competitive total compensation plan, with immediate eligibility for most benefits and a 401(k) plan with matching contributions!
  • A work environment that emphasizes the safety of our workforce
  • An organization that is committed to upholding the highest level of business ethics and workplace conduct
  • A company that supports "paying it forward" with involvement in several deserving organizations and encourages volunteerism in the employee's community
  • Generous paid time-off program that starts on the first day of employment!
  • Tuition and certification cost reimbursement programs for qualifying employees
STS is actively committed to employment of Veterans, whom we regard as one of our Nation’s greatest resources. Today, you will find Veterans at every level of our organization, continuing their service to our country by supporting our government contracts and customers. STS is proud of their dedication, work ethic, loyalty, and commitment to duty, and we will continue to promote career opportunities for Veterans who are sincerely deserving of our appreciation.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Location
Cavalier, US-ND
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