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Management

Program Manager Program Manager

Engineering

Manufacturing Engineer Manufacturing Engineer

Operations

RF Test Technician RF Test Technician

Electronic Assembler I Electronic Assembler

Electronic Assembler - TLA Electronic Assembler - TLA

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!

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Management

Program Manager

Job Summary

The Program Manager oversees the coordination and management of new key customer projects/programs with the goal of delivering complex systems on time, within budget and within scope. He/she collaborates closely with Operations and Engineering while reporting directly to the CEO. The Program Manager has no direct reports.

Essential Functions

  • Facilitate and coordinate the implementation of a select few, high-dollar contracts with all stakeholders and represent the interest of the customer in the company.
  • Participate in and review technical/cost proposal (quote/bid) on strategically important opportunities.
  • Develop with Engineering a product family tree for complex systems linked to assigned strategic contracts.
  • Interface with cross-functional teams in Sales, Engineering, Ops, F&A to develop program schedules and budget.
  • Consolidate and maintain program schedules into a Master Schedule. Evaluate the implementation of an EVMS that fits the needs of Empower RF.
  • Schedule and facilitate internal design reviews (development process) on a timely basis.
  • Interface with customer for Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR), update calls and sign off Software Requirement Documents (SRD) and Product Requirement Documents (PRD) as needed. Ensure that the Contracts are being followed.
  • Track status of critical materials; engage with key suppliers and CM’s to ensure timely support of managed programs.
  • Pre-emptive identification and management of at-risk project tasks and suppliers to steer them to smooth delivery.
  • Successfully manage the customer relationship while maintaining strategic alignment to company goals.

Qualifications

  • Understanding of Concurrent Engineering work flow and ability to navigate landscape of competing resources.
  • Ten years’ minimum related work experience is required. Experience with aerospace or government customers is a plus. Epicor/Vantage experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering-related field or Program Management is preferred.
  • Good understanding of engineering-to-manufacturing work flows, including operation and supply chain processes.
  • Proficient MS Office skills, including advanced Excel and MS Project, and ability to develop quantitative reports.
  • Knowledge of Production and Purchasing functions in a technical/manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of Engineering Process and Engineering Change Order requirements.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; client-facing and internal meeting management skills; team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical ability; attention to detail, self-motivated, ability to handle “hands-on” workload and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
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Engineering

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer oversees and recommends improvements to processes at contract manufacturers for optimal results; develops and implements efficient, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. The ideal candidate is a hands-on, creative thinker who can rally a team to meet deadlines and revenue goals.

Essential Functions

  • Manage Contract Manufacturing activities - process controls; kit delivery, supply chain, training, etc.
  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by conducting research; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; and soliciting observations from operators.
  • Develop and maintain production procedures to ensure high standard of manufacturing operations, product quality, reliability, cost control and safety. Perform process improvement and employee training.
  • Develop and implement manufacturing methods and techniques, (Lean, Kanban, 5S, and DFM) and lead the waste reduction efforts in the Manufacturing area.
  • Estimate production cost and effect of product design changes for management review.
  • Work with cross-functional teams in Engineering, Sales, Quality, Inventory Control and Production departments to ensure coordination of manufacturing activities and provide solutions to problems.
  • Develop work center standards, manage job variances, and optimize production workflow to improve BOOs (bill of operations) costs.
  • Perform source inspections (both metal and PCB); and vendor approval/qualifications.
  • Perform Capacity Requirements Planning by work center and test. Perform DFM and DFT for New Product design reviews.
  • Help develop assembly instructions and time standards as required.
  • Initiate actions to prevent any non-conformance, and document all activities as required.
  • Prepare product and process reports by analyzing/summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintain product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.

Qualifications

  • Ten+ years of experience as a Production Manager, Manufacturing Engineer or similar position. BSEE preferred. Significant experience managing contract manufacturers desired.
  • Knowledge of RF products is a plus, but high-tech manufacturing products experience is a must.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 and IPC class 3 soldering process and techniques is required.
  • Knowledge of PCB fabrication, assembly process, machine shop and sheet metal forming is required.
  • Ability to read and understand technical and non-technical documents as they relate to contracts, product design and manufacture. Effectively interface in English with technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Broad ranging and effective PC skills, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Must be familiar with ERP systems; shop floor and statistical process control; work order modules; and capacity planning.
  • Preferred experience: with Vantage; Lean Manufacturing and Six-Sigma; light fixturing and prototype capability.
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Operations

RF Test Technician

Job Summary

Reporting to the Production Test Manager and partnering closely with 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.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with product and design engineering and operations to support product development.
  • Specify and recommend test resources, processes, capabilities, and technology.
  • Set-up test circuits to measure the electrical parameters of products.
  • Test, update and repair printed circuit board using test stations, 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Basic RF knowledge along with tuning/troubleshooting experience from 6GHz and below.
  • Ability to debug circuits and systems.
  • Hands-on experience with RF testing 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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Electronic Assembler

Job Summary

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

Essential Functions

  • Work from production assembly instructions, schematics, rough sketches, and verbal instructions or notes to assemble, wire and install a wide variety of complex mechanical assemblies.
  • Perform various cable assembly operations on shielded cables, ribbon cables, and wire harnesses.
  • Perform 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.
  • Perform a variety of miscellaneous shop work and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain safe, clean and orderly work areas.
  • Work daily with hand tools such as soldering iron, wire strippers, crimpers, wrenches, screwdrivers, and power tools.
  • Learn Vantage MRP System and Configuration Control practices. Interface with MRP entry and ECR process.
  • Assist in reviewing documentation: assembly prints; part lists; mechanical prints related to building / testing hardware.

Qualifications

  • Required: Expertise in RF board and mechanical assembly as well as familiarity with RF Connectors.
  • Requires two or more years of assembling electrical and mechanical parts.
  • Must have previous training in J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 certification or equivalent.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English, perform basic math, and comprehend instructions.
  • Must be able to read and understand assembly prints, parts list, wiring diagrams and wiring lists. Schematic familiarity and understanding of part numbers, polarity designations, color codes, etc.
  • Manual dexterity required, as is proficient use of hand tools, power tools and soldering irons.
  • Bending, stooping and lifting performed daily. Capable of lifting 30 pounds using proper lifting technique.
  • Must be able to walk, sit and/or stand throughout an eight or ten-hour day.
  • 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 is a plus.
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Electronic Assembler - TLA

Job Summary

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

Essential Functions

  • Work from production assembly instructions, schematics, rough sketches, and verbal instructions or notes to assemble, wire and install a wide variety of complex mechanical assemblies.
  • Perform various cable assembly operations on shielded cables, ribbon cables, and wire harnesses.
  • Perform 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.
  • Perform a variety of miscellaneous shop work and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain clean, orderly, and safe all work areas.
  • Work with hand tools such as soldering iron, wire strippers, crimpers, wrenches, screwdrivers, and power tools.
  • Learn Vantage MRP System and Configuration Control practices. Interface with MRP entry and ECR process.
  • Assist in reviewing documentation: assembly prints; part lists; mechanical prints related to building / testing hardware.

Qualifications

  • Required: Expertise in RF board and mechanical assembly as well as 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 speak, read and write basic English, perform basic math, and comprehend instructions.
  • Must be able to read and understand assembly prints, parts list, wiring diagrams and wiring lists. Schematic familiarity and understanding of part numbers, polarity designations, color codes, etc.
  • Manual dexterity required, as is proficient use of hand tools, power tools and soldering irons.
  • Bending, stooping and lifting performed daily. Capable of lifting 50 pounds using proper lifting technique.
  • Must be able to walk, sit and/or stand throughout an eight or ten-hour day.
  • 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 is a plus.
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Equal Employment Opportunity

Empower RF Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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  • Request assistance by emailing humanresources@empowerrf.com
  • Request assistance by calling (310) 412-8100, Extension 153.
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