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Job Post Date:

Apr 4, 2018


Carlsbad, CA


Test Engineering and Product Development

Job Description:

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

• Requires strong RF technical background with the ability to troubleshoot difficult DC/RF electrical
issues associated with complex, sophisticated electronic assemblies (Largely Solid-State High-
Power RF Amplifiers).
• Test/Tune/Troubleshoot/Verify Small Signal and High-Power RF electronic circuits for core RF
parameters with little to no assistance and on a variety of test equipment types/make/model.
Typical parameters include, but are not limited to: Power, Phase, Phase Noise, Isolation, Linearity,
VSWR, Noise Figure, Switching Speeds, ALC functionality, and Digital Logic.
• Able to operate core RF test equipment without guidance and be able to train technicians to do the
same (Function Generator, Signal Generator, Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Network Analyzer, RF
Switches, Couplers, Cabling, RF Power meters and Probes Oscilloscope, Power Supplies, Digital
Multimeters, Thermal Probes, etc.).
• Create/Maintain/Update RF Tuning Maps/Guidelines for Production tuning requirements. Train
and/or certify Production Test Technicians to released RF Tuning Map/Guideline requirements.
• Test/Verify/Calibrate Test Bench setups to Create/Confirm/Maintain calibration offsets to ensure
reliable and consistent test data and Troubleshoot issues.
• Work closely with Design and Test Engineering to ensure manufacturability and testability of new
and existing designs. Investigate potential cost savings or value enhancements.
• Provide engineering support to the Design Engineering, Test Engineering and Production Test
departments as required.
• Review and Update designs records to ensure current and accurate design information.
• Regularly review Test Data and Failure Trends to eliminate waste and improve product and
production capabilities, as a team member and in support of internal FRACAS (Failure Root Cause
and Corrective Action System) team.
• Ensure timely identification of RMA issues and review for trends to identify root cause and
corrective action, as required.
• Provide engineering support and technical leadership of FAR (Failure Analysis Reports)
• Assist in redesign efforts when component obsolescence occurs.
• Review test plans, procedures, test reports and data for correctness.
• Provides leadership and mentoring for production test team.
• Identify bottlenecks on production line test and provide solutions to technical challenges.
• Respond to customer inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within scope of
knowledge or refer to an employee of higher classification.
• Ensure that projects are completed accurately and on time.
• Assist with paraprofessional activities including design preparation and other related technical


• A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, or training with RF amplifiers or other RF devices.
Military background highly preferred.
• High Power RF (50W-kW) experience preferred. Familiarity with Military Electronics Requirements
• Ability to work under demanding delivery schedules to meet company and customer commitments.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and PDF.
• LabView applications and data analysis in Excel (Pivot Tables) preferred.
• Knowledge of EPICOR MRP system a PLUS.
• Bachelor’s degree (B.S.), Master’s Degree (M.S.) preferred, in electronic or physics disciplines and
3 or more years of related experience or 10 or more years of experience as a Senior RF Technician.
Electronics Trade Schools or Military Electronics training may satisfy educational requirements.

Must be a US Person.

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