Engineering Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-285192
    • Job Location: Syosset, NY
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 02/12/2020
    • Years of Experience: 8+
    • Radford Job Code: 08241-08244
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

Under minimal supervision of an engineer, provides technical support on engineering projects relating to design, test, repair, troubleshooting, fabrication, assembly and production of electronic hardware.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides technical support on engineering projects as required by engineers.
  • Perform electrical and environmental tests on prototype circuits and subsystems, using test procedures or general instruction from engineers.
  • Assists engineers in analysis of engineering process.
  • Conducts tests on company product using standard and special test equipment. 
  • Reads/utilizes procedures and performance specifications to perform tests.
  • Optimize circuit performance for manufacturability and prepare information for transfer to production.
  • Works with Manufacturing and Quality Control as required.
  • Provide support to customers and manufacturing on production products as required.
  • Maintains/demonstrates proper use and care of assigned tools and equipment.

 Non-Essential Job Duties (formerly Other Job Functions)

  • Performs additional technical tasks, as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities

Experience and Skills

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Skills: 

  • Working knowledge of calibrating and using Vector Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, Digital Scopes and other instrumentation for testing at RF and Microwave frequencies.
  • Measure VSWR, Noise, Amplitude/Phase, Gain, Switching Response, Compression point, Harmonics etc.
  • Working with IF and RF products including Amplifiers, Limiters, Mixers, Analog/Digital Control Devices, Frequency Sources and Microwave Integrated Assemblies at RF, Microwave and mm-wave frequencies.
  • Work with Engineer to tune and to optimize components and Microwave Assemblies using microscope.   Experience with bonding and soldering micro-electronics components is a plus
  • Ability to build test fixtures and bread-boards from schematics.
  • Perform basic environmental screening
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required:

  • Associates degree in Electronics or technical school training in electronics or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of eight years electronics technician experience
  • Two years in an engineering environment
  • Security Clearance
  • Familiarity with RF and electronic test equipment (Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters etc.)