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Computer Operator

SGT Inc Sioux Falls Full-Time
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KBR (formerly SGT) has an immediate need for an energetic and dynamic Computer Operator in support of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation & Science (EROS) Center (URL blocked - click to applyURL blocked - click to apply) hear Sioux Falls, SD.  KBR and its teammates provide engineering and operational support to the USGS EROS Center.

The Landsat A&P computer operator is responsible for providing active control and monitoring oversight of hardware and software resources that provide data ingest, archive, production and distribution services associated with Landsat 1 thru 8.  The A&P computer operator work is typically performed in computer rooms and includes activities such as archive and production, analysis, troubleshooting, and monitoring day-to-day operations.  The A&P computer operator supports the Landsat A&P Operations Lead and Operations Analyst and at times works under limited supervision.


Core Responsibilities

  • Communicate and coordinate activities and technical status with the Landsat A&P Operations Lead, Landsat A&P Operations Analyst, and other Landsat Project team members, as appropriate.
  • Support phone calls as to the status of systems, customer orders, and day-to-day operations.
  • Operate system consoles and peripheral components of all computer systems in Landsat A&P Operations.
  • Possess a general working knowledge of utility programs and Graphical User Interfaces (GUls).
  • Become knowledgeable in the operating commands and characteristics of the various computer systems.
  • Obtain a basic understanding of error conditions and system recovery techniques.
  • Become knowledgeable of operational procedures and scheduling of production applications.
  • Learn, apply, and ensure correctness of operational procedures.
  • Perform routine system boots, power down and power up procedures.
  • Perform routine visual assessment on daily QC images.
  • Generate customer products on disk storage.
  • Assist in maintaining consumables needed for normal operations.
  • Operate personal, small, and large scale computers.
  • Ensure proper process is followed and documentation is properly maintained.
  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Assist in the retrieval of LGAC data off of HDT media.

Other Responsibilities

  • Support system anomaly investigations and troubleshooting activities affecting the Landsat A&P systems.


  • Minimum of one year of data processing/computer operations or related experience, or no experience with an Associate degree.
  • Experience operating data warehousing systems, mass storage/archiving systems, image processing systems, and satellite ground systems are a plus.
  • Experience and understanding of the Earth Resources Observation & Science (EROS) systems and data processing are a plus.



  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Associate degree with emphasis towards data processing or information systems is desired.

Required Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude toward the understanding of computer hardware and operating concepts.


Desired Skills

  • Basic knowledge of Unix, Linux, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Basic knowledge of Oracle SQL commands.

Work Environment

  • Climate controlled office environment.
  • Daily use of video display computer monitors.
  • Potential for rotating shifts – days, swings, and weekends.


Physical Requirements

  • Recognition of color screens and audio alarms is required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the SGT website (URL blocked - click to apply). This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on line.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.


Skills required

Microsoft Windows
Technical Support
Information Security
Phone Support


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Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT), an aerospace services company, was founded in 1994 by Harold Stinger and Dr. Kam Ghaffarian. We are headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland with locations throughout the country. We are dedicated to customer satisfaction and providing high quality support in the areas of Engineering, Science, Project Management and Information Technology. SGT is ISO 9001:2000 and CMMI Level 3 certified. We support substantial contracts for various government agencies including NASA, DoD, NOAA, USGS, and USAID. We also maintain strong affiliations and active partnerships with companies throughout the nation and work to Achieve Results and Exceed Expectations.

Our expertise in managing multi-million dollar contracts, along with our world class technical background, facilitates effective support of individual projects and ensures the overall success of our customers’ programs. At SGT, we take pride in fulfilling the needs of our customers and exceeding their expectations. We have a history of successful, high quality contract performance and have been recognized with some of the most prestigious industry awards for the outstanding quality of our services, including the NASA George M. Low Award.

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