Communications Technician - Long Beach, CA

Location: Richmond, CA

Department: T&IS

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

MSRC has an opening for a Communications Technician, who is ready to start their career with the leader in the oil spill response industry.  We are looking for a qualified individual with demonstrable skills in the following disciplines:

  • Satellite communications (VSAT, BUC, LNB, modem, etc.)
  • IP voice and data networks (Cisco switches, routers, cabling infrastructure, etc.)
  • Apple Mac OS X computers and IOS devices.
  • Two-way radio maintenance and control systems.

Requirements of the Position:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • CCENT certification preferred
  • Military or technical school training would be a plus

Primary Duties:

  • Provide technical support to address and resolve issues related to computer hardware, software, and network problems  
  • Install, operate and maintain a variety of equipment including computer systems, data networks, and VoIP telephone systems
  • Diagnose and resolve software and hardware incidents in the Apple Mac OS X operating system and across a range of software applications
  • Offer assistance for smart phones, iPads and other messaging devices
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance, schedule repairs, and update inventories on computer, radio and satellite equipment
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance, update profiles and work with our satellite NOC on any changes to our satellite equipment
  • Arrange and coordinate technical support for meetings and events, including video conferencing, SmartBoard, Apple TV and traditional audio/visual needs
  • You may have the opportunity to travel, spend time aboard offshore vessels and cross-train on satellite and radio systems

Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A successful candidate will possess 3 to 5 years experience in the field with demonstrable skills deploying, upgrading and maintaining satellite and radio systems, Apple computers & servers, printers, and LAN/WAN equipment and wiring
  • Certifications such as CCENT or other similar certifications are an asset
  • Troubleshooting abilities consisting of MAC operating system, network infrastructure, network configuration and PC hardware
  • Network knowledge and connectivity troubleshooting experience (TCP/IP, DHCP, and DNS)
  • Very strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to remain current with changing technology as it relates to Customer Support
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Availability to report to the work location within a 2 hour recall notice and potentially travel to emergency response locations for an extended period of time.  Occasionally employees will be required to work during weekends and holidays

Can you perform the required physical aspects of the job? 

Among a number of other physical requirements, this position requires standing, and lifting up to 45lbs. 

Internal Applicants:

To facilitate process, internal applicants are encouraged to speak with their supervisor and/or their HRA about their interest in, and application for, this position. 


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