Technologist- Iqaluit, Nunavut - Iqaluit, Nunavut

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About Telesat

You may not recognize our name, but we likely have touched your life every day.  Whether watching broadcast television, swiping your credit card at a retail store, or accessing Internet on a cruise ship or plane, much of what you accomplish is possible due to the satellites we operate at 35,786 km in space. But with our 50-year track record of excellence and expertise, we’re not resting on our laurels; we’re boldly creating the next-generation space architecture of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that will provide leading telecom, enterprise, government, aero and maritime customers with unprecedented data rates and flexibility.  Our employees are passionately innovating to eliminate the digital divide, improve the reach of 5G, and enable data connectivity anywhere on the planet. If you want to be at the cutting edge, challenge the status quo, and be part of the greatest space-based communications transformation ever, we’d love to hear from you!


What We Need

We are looking for a second Technologist for our Iqaluit facility who will be responsible for the provision of day to day operations and maintenance of the facility, local customer sites and remote site maintenance throughout Nunavut and Northern locations.


The Nitty-Gritty of What You’ll Do

  • Perform corrective and preventative maintenance on a variety of voice, data, audio and video equipment
  • Perform corrective and preventative maintenance on networking hardware, such as routers, switches, firewalls and hub
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance to IF and RF hardware such as LNAs, LNBs, up/down converters, antenna systems, Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA), traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA), modulators and switches, etc.
  • Participate in the installation and commissioning of new and expansion services with engineering personnel, demonstrating thorough understanding of the systems
  • Complete pertinent documentation associated with maintenance and/or installation tasks
  • Complete comprehensive trip reports for remote site maintenance and customer reports as required
  • Ensure adherence to all safety requirements for ongoing tasks
  • Responsible for operations and maintenance of Power (diesel, UPS and distribution systems), HVAC and supervisory and control systems
  • Perform corrective and preventative maintenance on complex antenna systems and subsystems
  • Work directly with Telesat customers and/or third party contractors
  • Provide on the job training to Field Service Representatives and assist in remote troubleshooting as required
  • Maintain a clean, safe, professional workspace and demonstrate a professional attitude towards customers
  • Work overtime and on-call on a routine basis with short notice dispatches to remote locations
  • Travel remotely as required, and at times with Charter or small aircraft


We think you’re the ideal candidate if you possess the following:

  • Electronics/Telecommunications Technologist Diploma
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Familiarity with RF systems, especially satellite based RF systems
  • Understanding of network fundamentals such as LAN/WAN and routing protocols (Ethernet, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, etc.)
  • Familiarity with interconnection of network devices and network architecture
  • Familiarity with various types of telecommunications test equipment
  • Solid troubleshooting skills and ability to prioritize resolution of events
  • Good mechanical skills due to work required on antenna hardware
  • Ability to work independently and alone in remote, sometimes isolated conditions
  • Knowledge of power distribution and HVAC systems
  • Familiarity with MS Office suite
  • Valid driver’s licence


What you’ll experience working at Telesat

  • Comprehensive benefits including company provided furnished accommodations
  • Northern allowances,
  • Guaranteed overtime, standby pay
  • Competitive base compensation
  • Performance-based variable compensation
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical coverage, and pension plan
  • The most diverse, collaborative, NICE people you could ever want to meet
  • A professional, highly driven and high performing corporate culture
  • An established successful organization with an entrepreneurial edge


The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods program (CGP).

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