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RF Engineering Technician

Pennsylvania, United States
Pole/Zero Corporation, a division of Microwave Products Group, is looking for talented people to join our organization!Connecting and Protecting People, Microwave Products Group (MPG) is a leading global provider of mission-critical engineered electronic components and subsystems comprised of four business units in five manufacturing locations. Our brand names are recognized globally including: BSC Filters, York, UK; Dow-Key Microwave, Ventura, CA; K Microwave, Salisbury, Maryland and Dominican Republic and Pole/Zero, West Chester, OH.Our expertise is the design and manufacture of communications-based specialty products - engineered components and subsystems - for demanding military, space, commercial aerospace/industrial, and telecom infrastructure applications where function and reliability are crucial.Test, troubleshoot, and debug electronic systems and modules in the Engineering environment during the development and qualification phases of a program.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Proficient in the use of schematics, PCB/PWB layouts, mechanical drawings and work instructions to troubleshoot/ repair circuit modules.Perform component level troubleshooting and repair of RF assemblies and sub-assemblies such as hopping filters, LNA's, power amplifiers, power supplies, digital controllers, etc.Assist engineers in developing test plans, procedures, and test instructions.Integrate and test subassemblies and assemblies, collect test data, interpret, and record into database as required.Perform maintenance and/or calibration of equipment and fixtures as required.Create PCB prototypes.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows operating environment. Including the use of Microsoft Office programs.Ability to read electrical schematics.Working knowledge of RF principles such as bandwidth, Q, insertion loss, return loss, P1dB, IP3, dB scaling.The ability to adapt methods to solve problems. Proficient in the use of standard test equipment such as signal generators, spectrum and network analyzers, power meters, data acquisition units, power supplies, O'scopes, electronic loads, and other equipment.Ability to work with and assist the engineer(s) assigned to the program.Mechanical skillsProficient soldering skills required ( J-STD-001 certification preferred).Knowledge in MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-704, and RTCA/ DO-160 a plus.Knowledge in the use of LPKF prototyping equipment a plus.Knowledge in the use of LabVIEW programming environment a plus.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The education and/or experience listed below represents the knowledge, skill or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or Experience:High school diploma or GED required.Two-year (Associate's) degree in electronics related field from an accredited college or university and 1+ years of experience in electronics OR 10+ years of high level technician's experience in electronics, or equivalent.Experience with RF based systems a plus.Knowledge of CAD software a plus.MIL-STD environmental test experience a plus.Must be a US person (US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described below 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.Stand, walk, and sit throughout the day.The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Exposed to moving mechanical parts, and low voltage electrical circuits.Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, and extreme heat.Required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment when in restricted areas.Occasional travel required.WORK SCHEDULES:Normal work hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday with an alternate option of a 9/80 schedule if preferredLunch period is one hour per day, unpaid.Breaks are two 15-minute per shift.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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