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Management

QA Manager QA Manager

Engineering

Field Applications Engineer Field Applications Engineer

Quality Engineer Quality Engineer

Operations

Electronic Assembler I Electronic Assembler I

RF Test Technician RF Test Technician


Empower RF Systems, Inc., a leading provider of high-power ultra-broadband radio frequency (RF) amplifiers is seeking qualified, dynamic, successful and driven candidates. Founded in 1999, Empower RF Systems designs and manufactures solid-state, high-power RF amplifier systems and modules for commercial and military customers worldwide. We are an ISO9001 certified company with an excellent industry reputation. New employees are hired with an eye toward their future growth potential and capability to contribute to this fast-paced work environment that encourages engineering innovation and customer satisfaction.

We offer a competitive salary, cash bonus plan, comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) contributions, etc. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce. If any of these position descriptions sound like you, we welcome your response!

Management

QA Manager

Job Summary

The Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager) will manage the Quality Assurance Department and will plan, direct and monitor the Quality Assurance Program in accordance with company requirements and current regulations. Includes supervising; performing statistical analyses, tests, audits, inspections, preventive and corrective measures; interfacing with customers; and maintaining records to ensure compliance and the high quality of our products.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Define, set and manage product quality goals and plans. Perform Quality audits for suppliers.
  • Develop, implement, and improve methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating production and Engineering components and assemblies.
  • Ensure the company is prepared for internal, external, and/or customer audits and inspections.
  • Function as main contact for customers regarding quality issues. Work closely with customer Inspectors/Engineers.
  • Oversee document control and assure the calibration system is current and maintained.
  • Prioritize department work duties. Manage, develop, and train department staff.
  • Work closely with manufacturing department on in-process and final quality control inspection activities. Recommend measures to improve production methods, costs and the development of new products.
  • Manage and track non-conformance, corrective and preventative actions.
  • Document existing and new QA processes, including RMA.
  • Lead training and annual re-certification, including ISO 9001.
  • Draft Quality Program Plans for Engineering Development projects.

Key Requirements

  • Ten+ years of quality experience in manufacturing arena with at least 3 years in management is required.
  • BA/ BSc/ BSEE or other related degree is required. RF experience is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of QA standards, methodologies data analysis, etc. and excellent numerical skills.
  • Solid working knowledge of ISO-9000 requirements. Six Sigma and/or Lean experience/certification preferred.
  • Must demonstrate strong planning and organizational skills as well as great attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret specifications, blueprints, and manufacturing outlines. Must also be able to use inspection tools required to verify parts to meet customer requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and work well in a cross-functional, fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient computer skills (word processing, database management, spreadsheets, statistical software) required.
  • Ability to keep accurate and timely records of quality reports, statistical reviews, and relevant documentation.
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Engineering

Field Applications Engineer

Job Summary

Reporting to Sales and Business Development, the Field Applications Engineer gives pre and post-sales technical support for key customers. The FAE actively participates in the preparation of proposals, sales demonstrations and product development.

Key Responsibilities

  • The position requires close cooperation and coordination with sales, engineering and business development to identify power amplifier solutions that respond to customers’ needs.
  • Provide sales personnel with technical support for the promotion and positioning of existing and new products, including participation in trade shows.
  • Provide customer feedback to improve existing products and define new products.
  • Pre-sales preparation of technical solution and proposal materials. Visit customers when required.
  • Have current and deep understanding of the product portfolio of the company.
  • Use internal tools (product configurator and Vantage system) to provide for approval a preliminary BOM to the Engineering Department based on customer requirements.
  • Verify that the purchase order is being executed in accordance with the customer’s requirements.
  • Prepare sales demo -- with assistance from Engineering and Sales – for customers in-house or off-site.

Qualifications

  • BSEE or other BS degree, or equivalent RF industry experience.
  • 5 + years of experience with high power amplifier products – “hands on” experience with bench-level testing and transmission systems design or deployment is a plus.
  • Good communication skills (oral and written) and ability to effectively convey technical value propositions that arise in pre-sales situations.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Self-motivated and competitive, with an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to excel.
  • Demonstrated skills and references as both a team player and customer advocate inside the organization.
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Quality Engineer

Job Summary

The Quality Assurance Engineer (QA Engineer) works closely with internal teams to devise and implement procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and equipment. Conducts quality assurance tests; audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Recommends and supports process improvements and provides inputs and support for vendor evaluations. Ensures that corrective measures meet reliability standards and that documentation is compliant. Interfaces with customers and government agencies.

Essential Functions

  • Work with Engineering and Operations to ensure the final product meets product design requirements and support the development of new products.
  • Develop, implement, and improve methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating production and Engineering components and assemblies.
  • Determine root cause and corrective action analysis for issues that arise during assembly and test, provide failure analysis report as required.
  • Manage/communicate technical product changes to Operations including ECO, MCO, waivers, deviations, etc.
  • Define, set and manage product quality goals and plans.
  • Drive Lean and Six Sigma process and methodologies with Contract Manufacturing provider.
  • Manage and drive closure of external customer complaints and corrective actions (CA) with Contract Manufacturing provider.
  • Responsible for managing and driving low cost processes.
  • Document existing and new quality assurance processes, lead training and ISO certification.
  • Develop and implement QA test and perform statistical analysis for development & production programs.
  • Initiate and sustain MRB (Material Review Board) process in support of appropriate product disposition.
  • Draft Quality Program Plans for Engineering Development projects.
  • Assist with internal auditing and perform Quality audits for established and new suppliers.

Qualifications

  • Quality Engineering degree or equivalent degree required. Certified Quality Engineer preferred.
  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience working in process and product engineering role within electronic manufacturing environment.
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean experience/certification preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross functional environment.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common industry related journals and legal documents. Ability to respond to inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, etc.
  • RF experience is preferred.
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, attention to detail and organizational skills required.
  • Experience with MS Office products required, experience with a statistical software package is a plus.
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Operations

Electronic Assembler I

Job Summary

The Electronic Assembler in Top Level Assembly (TLA) provides the skills and knowledge to properly configure complex RF power amplifier assemblies. Experience needed in RF components, RF devices, assembly techniques especially power amplifiers, including coaxial transformers, ferrites, and all RF related passive components. The Electronic Assembler makes all electrical harnesses and RF coaxial cables; includes soldering, wiring, mechanical and electrical assembly.

Essential Functions

  • Works from production assembly instructions, schematics, rough sketches, and verbal instructions or notes to assemble, wire and install a wide variety of complex mechanical assemblies.
  • Performs various cable assembly operations on shielded cables, ribbon cables, and wire harnesses.
  • Performs operations such as assembling units of high complexity, including printed circuit boards, modules, chassis, cable harnesses and similar tasks.
  • Typical cable assembly tasks include cable cutting, jacket removal, shield preparation and termination, ribbon cable preparation and termination, and stripping, tinning and termination of wire harnesses.
  • Performs a variety of miscellaneous shop work and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsible to keep clean, orderly, and safe all work areas.
  • Works with small hand tools such as soldering iron, wire strippers, crimpers, wrenches, screwdrivers, and power tools.
  • Will be required to learn existing Vantage MRP System and Configuration Control practices. Interfaces with MRP entry and ECR process.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in RF board and mechanical assembly required.
  • Familiarity with RF connectors.
  • Requires two or more years of assembling electrical and mechanical parts.
  • Must have previous training in IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 certification or equivalent.
  • Must be able to read and write Basic English, perform basic math, comprehend instructions, and verbally communicate in the English language.
  • Must be able to read and understand assembly prints, parts list, wiring diagrams and wiring lists. Schematic familiarity and understand part numbers, polarity designations, color codes, etc.
  • Manual dexterity required. Bending, stooping and lifting performed daily. Capable of lifting 35 pounds from floor to bench using a proper lifting technique.
  • Must be able to walk, sit and/or stand throughout an eight or ten-hour day.
  • Position requires proficient and safe use of hand tools, power tools, and soldering irons in order to complete product of good quality.
  • Machine shop/mechanical backgrounds a plus.
  • Must be able to work on prototype, engineering and production type hardware, rough sketches, and verbal instructions or notes to assemble, wire and install a wide variety of complex mechanical assemblies.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing Quality and Inspection processes.

Summary

If you are a thorough and successful Electronic Assembler, especially one with power amplifier experience, Empower RF Systems is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) matching contributions, etc.

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RF Test Technician

Job Summary

Reporting to the Production Test Manager and partnering closely with our engineering teams, the RF Test Technician develops and performs test solutions for RF products from concept through manufacturing release. He/she supports product development evaluations and final product characterization testing, and works with the development team in providing testability planning, strategies and methodologies.

Primary Duties

  • Work closely with product engineering, design engineering and operations to support product development and manufacturing.
  • Specify and recommend test resources, processes, capabilities, and technology.
  • Set-up test circuits to measure the electrical parameters of products.
  • Specifications are normally called out in ATP’s, but may have to be modified to utilize equipment available and process standardization. Test, update and repair PC circuit board using test stations and soldering equipment and/or tools.
  • Participate in the assembly and testing of RF components within manufacturing.
  • Use basic statistical tools, compare to charts, histograms, cause and effect diagrams, to evaluate electrical data for test variability and aid in problem solving.

Qualifications

    Education

  • Experience

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering, trade school education, electronic certification or equivalent professional training with 3 years of experience in RF testing and basic manufacturing assembly skills.
  • Knowledgeable in a variety of electrical test instrument used in the testing of RF amplifiers.
  • Capable of setting and adjusting each electrical test instrument and measuring the magnitude and accuracy of the parameters called out by the specification.
  • Must be capable of making complex test set-ups including inputs, outputs and metering requirements.
  • Experience in RF circuit test in the 1MHz to 6GHz frequency range.
  • Ability to debug circuits and systems.
  • Hands-on experience with RF equipment including: Spectrum and Network Analyzers, Oscilloscope, Power Meter, Signal Generator, and Power Supply. Awareness of ISO 9001 standards and procedures.
  • Comfortable working both independently and in team environments.
  • Excellent communications skills; computer proficiency; good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to walk, sit and/or stand throughout an eight or ten-hour day.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. from floor or table position to chest high using proper lifting technique.
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