DISH is a Fortune 200 company that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.
Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.
We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.
Opportunity is here. We are DISH.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
This position will require frequent travel througout the midwest region of the US to cover our sites within the following:
Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Western Illinois, and Eastern South Dakota
Position Summary: The Field Engineer (FE) level 1 is responsible for the Local Receive Facility (LRF). This includes hands on support to all teams that have equipment that make up the LRF. The Engineer will be assigned a specific
region, however, they may be required to cover across any site. The FE is required to support and be available 24 x 7 x 365 except when on Personal Time Off.
Full knowledge of LRF systems, and how system relates to the uplink systems.
Takes action based on experience and knowledge of Field Engineering procedures, with regard to the
potential effects on other areas.
Provide on call support through department on call rotation.
Maintains a specific self-development plan and proactively drives development plan through
Performs complex tasks and projects with the Field Engineering department’s overall goals and
objectives in mind, while keeping other areas informed on potential effects to them.
Write Statement of Work to solicit bids from contractors, and verify completed work against.
Examples may include, but are not limited to, work completed by a local electrician, tower company,
data centers and UPS vendors.
Work with Dish team members and providers to resolve issues that impact service offerings.
Responsible to ensure optimum performance of Dish LRF equipment. This may include system
optimization, installation, replacement, modification and preventative maintenance of Dish, HVAC,
and UPS systems.
Evaluate potential LRF colocation facilities to ensure a cost-effective solution, signal collection
optimization, facility support, Telco supportability, and support systems.
Develop and maintain detailed As-Built records for each LRF. Each must be updated on a yearly basis
at minimum, and are stored on the core data repository. These records include, but are not limited
to, matrices, current system site photos, antenna infrastructure, Telco runs, access data, site
inventories, local contact information, local contractor contacts, HVAC systems, RF runs, archive data
and other miscellaneous documentation supporting the needs of other departments.
Monitor and document the RF collected at the LRF. Documentation is to be maintained both locally
and on the core data repository. Documentation will include RF levels, MER, and Analyzer screen
Learn and utilize Dish support tools: service database, ticketing, inventory, and dispatch systems.
Develop the planning and documentation to be used for system changes and equipment shipments.
Request equipment deliveries that meet the most cost-effective shipping solution.
Plan and manage time to meet the requirements of the position, and prioritize work to efficiently use time and resources.
Responsible for the awareness and basic understanding of capital expenditures and financial impacts
to the company. The FE needs to determine the most cost effective utilization of company
Participate as a team member, communicating effectively in both a written and oral manner and
establishing a personal support network.
Skills, Experience and Requirements
Work Attire: Business Casual
Employment Type: Full-time, Salaried
Work Hours: Based from home with heavy travel requirements, typically 5 days a week. A company vehicle will be provided along with travel, food,and logging expense reimbursement.
Rooms with higher than average noise levels
Indoor temperatures of 50 to 100F
Outside in all weather and seasons
Extensive travel including driving and occasional air travel.
Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs on a regular basis with occasional heavier lifting required.
Working on rooftops of any height.
Day and night time driving
Adaptability to changing environments and direction
Compensation: $70,000.00/Year - $86,000.00/Year
Compensation and Benefits
We also offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities, and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits.
The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.
On-ramping/Off-ramping parental leave
Unconscious bias training
Remote work policy
Part time policy
Short term disability
Our adventure began by changing the way people watched TV, bringing DISH to where big cable wouldn’t: rural America. Since then, we have reinvented ourselves and our own industry with Sling TV to give millions of consumers more choice in entertainment. Today, we’ve officially entered the consumer wireless industry as the fourth largest wireless provider with our acquisitions of Boost Mobile, Ting Mobile ...