Satellite TV Technician – Entry Level

Satellite TV Technician – Entry Level Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Satellite TV Technician – Entry Level to join our team.


  • Performs technical quality control checks on a large Digital Broadcast Satellite system to ensure A/V media meets EchoStar standards;
  • Monitors on-air programming of both local and national broadcasters;
  • Troubleshoots problems involving the signal path, media, programming and logs;
  • Follows escalations procedures for non-conforming media;
  • Identifies, reviews and reports service anomalies and outages;
  • Coordinates with outside providers to determine outages;
  • Maintain and repair equipment within the DISH 5G wireless network, including equipment upgrades as this exciting technology grows;
  • Install and maintain HughesNet Gen 5 satellite broadband equipment that serves as the backhaul for some of our tower sites;
  • Up to 100% travel required;
  • Complete work on towers at heights of up to 500 feet high, while maintaining a focus on safety at all times;
  • Ability to research and recreate end-user problems to help with solving technical issues;
  • Provide on-call support on a rotating basis. A company phone or reimbursement shall be made available;
  • Install cutting edge technology to include, but not limited to satellite dishes, headend equipment, receivers, modems and routers;
  • Troubleshoot, repair and/or replace defective satellite and broadband equipment;
  • Perform regular maintenance/inspections on equipment and document the results.


  • Strong prioritization skills within a fast paced environment;
  • Can remain calm in a high pressure situation and be able to deal with ambiguous environments;
  • Prior audio and video or electronics experience;
  • 12-18 months experience in a operational environment;
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos and instructional emails;
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007;
  • Possess strong communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts;
  • Ability to work alone and in groups;
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic math and algebra;
  • Must know how to use a computer (Windows environment);
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and maintenance management software is a plus;
  • 18-24 months experience in a broadcast environment;
  • Attitude inspires confidence by approaching work with energy and determination to contribute;
  • Ability to lead small teams and coordinate with individuals outside of your direct team by using persuasion and cooperation.