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Job Post Date:

Mar 5, 2019


Carlsbad, CA


Production Test

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• A working understanding of the RF and DC testing that is completed in support of production hardware.
• A working understanding of proper tuning techniques; including tuning with tabs and lumped elements in high power RF amplifiers with limited supervision.
• A working understanding of troubleshooting techniques and the common problems seen in the production hardware.
• A working understanding of the use and proper calibration of the test equipment that is used in support of testing high power RF amplifiers, including but not limited to: Vector Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters and Signal Generators, with limited supervision
• Assist in providing guidance and training to other test personnel on an “as required basis.”
• Be able to clearly communicate and interact with the responsible engineers and the necessary production and manufacturing personnel to resolve production related issues within the program.
• Understand the program hardware flow (steps) and role within that flow to better coordinate the overall program test effort with the scheduled time allotment.
• Ensure all program documentation and test data records are complete and accurate, and provided on a timely basis for review.
• Ensure the test tasks assigned are done in the most efficient and effective manner.
• Maintain close security and protect the company’s assets from damage, including test equipment and tools.
• Ensure that the quality control functions are properly performed such as ESD precautions, Used-On Log and equipment calibration.
• Ensure personnel safety procedures are followed at all times and/or highlight and raise concern to the appropriate personnel if safety hazards are found.
• Ensure that the policies and practices of the Aethercomm Employee Handbook are followed within the department.
• Ensure company compliance in accordance with AS9100.
• Check email regularly and respond appropriately.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to read drawings and BOM’s and be able to perform basic SMT soldering for repairs.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Associates degree (A.A.) from two-year college or technical school preferred; or five to ten years related experience in RF field and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Computer Skills:
MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Internet software, Email, Database software

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job employee may be required to sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weight up to 50 lbs; close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus; verbal communication; travel via car and airplane to client implementations, training and on site visits.

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