Radio Communications Network Engineer (RF / VHF) Job

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Rockwell Collins ARINC is a leading provider in radio based, aeronautical air/ground voice and data communications. Our service is supported with 45 years of experience providing communications solutions to the aviation market. Whether it is supporting our nationwide Air to Ground voice and data networks, or custom communication solutions, our radio field services team-members are at the forefront of ensuring the operational viability of these critical communication systems.
About the opportunity: Our Airline and Network Services business unit is looking for a Radio Communications Network Engineer to support the Data Communications (Data Comm) Network Service (DCNS) Communications Service Provider (CSP) contract. The DCNS CSP is an element of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System. Under this contract, ARINC provides air-ground network connectivity service to commercial aircraft participating in the Data Comm program.
If accepted for this position you would become a critical component of our GLOBALink Implementation team and work in tandem with the DCNS Program Office. It will require you to serves as a field engineer providing connectivity, integration and technical expertise, as well as troubleshooting, inspection and functionality reporting for aeronautical RF / VHF ground to air messaging and communications services.
Other duties may include:
Evaluate, test and analyze communication equipment such as radio and antenna systems and recommend service, adjustments and / or maintenance.
RF / VHF radio network deployment and implementation planning
Conduct research and prepare, provide and report on system and / or network functionality, falures and efficiency.
Develop cooperative working relationships with internal engineering and operations teams as well as external customers and stakeholders
At Rockwell Collins ARINC our people are who make the difference and are the backbone of our technologies. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people in the industry is not accomplished by chance. People from all over the world choose us as the cornerstone of their careers, helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers need so that our world stays connected. Join ARINC and help shape our future while creating yours.
Rockwell Collins ARINC has a flexible working environment and offers a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to, education reimbursement. In addition ARINC encourages career development and provides growth opportunities for motivated candidates.
To be considered for this position you must have at least eight (8) years of experience conducting maintenance, modification, testing and analysis of RF / VHF messaging and radio communications capabilities. This experience must include complex, fully integrated radio communications systems and networks. Your experience can be from the commercial or military sectors.
Other qualifications include:
Able to perform in-depth RF / VHF communications network assessments and analysis.
Experienced with technologies and systems relevant to Data Comm Network Service, most notably; FANS1/A, ATN, ACARS, VDL mode 2.
Able to brief, mentor and make maintenance, functionality and servicing recommendations to radio field service technicians and engineers.
Experienced in analyzing, integrating, testing and troubleshooting RF / VHF systems.
Must be able to lift and carry fifty pounds and climb towers and stepped poles up to fifty feet in height.
Competent in air traffic services, FCC standards and FAA communications requirements.
Willing to travel to potentially remote radio transmission sites and conduct inspections and assessments.
This position will require a criminal history check. The background check includes the ability to meet certain eligibility requirements, one of which is having either U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien Status. Finally, you must have resided within the United States for 3 consecutive years of the last 5 years.
Desired Experience: Candidates who possess significant amounts of aeronautical RF / VHF radio communications equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, testing and analysis experience will be given preferred consideration.
Required Education/Certification: To be considered candidates must have completed a technical training course in electronics or radio equipment maintenance. This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Radio Communications, however it is not required. An equivalent amount of radio communications network related experience may an acceptable substitute.
Title: Radio Communications Network Engineer (RF / VHF)
Job #: 15407BR
Job Function: Engineering
City: Annapolis
State/Province: Maryland
Country: US
FT/PT: Full Time
Qty: 1
Amount of Travel Required for Position: 25-50
Req ID: 15407BR
Date: Tue, 20 05 2014 00:00:00 GMT
State: MD
Postal Code: 21401
Locale: en_US

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