VSAT Installer

  • Salary Negotiable
  • Computers & IT
  • Entry Level (< 2yrs)
  • Education: Diploma
  • Contract Position


Come work for a well-established technology company based in Washington State specializing in satellite communications throughout the world.

We have sites / customers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa at the present time, and have built a reputation for providing best-in-breed services in Information Technologies, IT Staffing, and Data Communications.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass a drug test and detailed credit/criminal background check
  • Must be able to pass a thorough reference check including all supervisors over the past two years and at least three additional character references
  • Maintain a current US passport
  • Able to deploy to Afghanistan within the next month
  • Net+ certification (must have skills in the following areas: subnets, DNS, DHCP, IP address schemes and routing, OSI layers, MAC addresses, default gateways)
  • A+ certification (must be able to check users’ computers for virus infection and troubleshoot for faulty OS settings)
  • Must be available to interview via Skype with Site Lead in Afghanistan
  • Wireless experience (Wi-fi, Wi-max, and a good understanding of 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies, channel separation, and interference issues)
  • Ability to construct Ethernet/Cat5 cables, coax cables, and a variety of connectors; understanding of cable weatherization
  • Independence and initiative; someone who goes after jobs and challenges with minimal tasking or supervision; highly responsible; innovative, creative, and has a can-do attitude
  • Excellent physical condition; ability to travel long distances by air and ground, ability to climb structures (buildings, towers), and be able to lift 100lbs repeatedly throughout the day; be able to handle the stresses of a hostile/austere environment

Desirable Qualifications

  • VSAT installation experience
  • VOIP experience
  • Desktop support experience
  • CCNA certification
  • Active government security clearance of SECRET or higher
  • Current Common Access Card (CAC) for military or government contractor

Compensation and Additional Information

  • $500-$6000 monthly (DOE)
  • Piece work paid per installation: varies depending on availability and skill level
  • Employment status is as an independent contractor, NOT an employee (you pay your own taxes)
  • Required one week long training course at our headquarters in Washington State prior to deployment
  • Contract length: minimum: 3 months; maximum: 1 year
  • Location of deployment: Kabul, Afghanistan and military bases throughout Afghanistan
  • All room and board costs provided
  • All travel and hotel costs provided
  • Life insurance and travel health insurance provided
  • Local security and transportation provided
  • Plenty of potential for continuation assignments with resigning bonus, and advancement,; we conduct business all over Africa and strongly believe in promoting from within

How To Apply:

  • If you meet ALL of the required minimum qualifications above and are interested in this opportunity, please send an email with the subject line "VSAT Installation Technician" cv@jpiworldwide.com along with the following items in PDF, DOC, or JPG format.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter summarizing your qualifications, reasons for wanting to pursue this opportunity, and why you would make an excellent candidate for this position
  • Digital photograph