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Reasons to work for Empower RF Systems

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High power, solid state RF is on the forefront of technology advancements in mission critical applications.

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The team at Empower RF Systems is doing leading edge design work to enable the deployment of next generation power amplifiers and the embedded computing that’s integral to their performance advantages.

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If you are tired of working on legacy designs, sustaining old systems, or otherwise laboring with limited prospects for intellectual or career advancement, you need to find out more about what we are doing and who we are hiring. We have immediate needs for qualified, high power RF engineers and technicians, and qualified test engineers - come join our team and jump to the leading edge of solid state, high power RF.


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.

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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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Engineering

Associate RF Engineer

Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer and Sr. Systems Engineer, the Associate RF Engineer will participate in the process from proposal to end of life in the design, development, and maintenance of high-power Solid-State Amplifiers and Systems. The incumbent will work with other engineers, managers, QA, and Operations teams to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles.

Essential Functions

  • RF high-power solid-state amplifier design, using 1 MHz to 6 GHz simulation design tools, such as HFSS, AWR MWO and ADS, and using LDMOS, GaAs and GaN devices to > 1000W.
  • Design and perform amplifier characterization under high-power conditions and the interaction of the amplifier integrated into the amp assembly.
  • Perform circuit analysis on simple to medium complexity analog, digital, and RF circuits.
  • Generate test procedures and schematic diagrams.
  • Assist in design reviews under the guidance of senior engineers.
  • Provide support to the Engineering Organization as directed.
  • Resolve technical problems during test and integration phases.
  • Generate and review technical product documentation, including written documentation instructing customers in the use of delivered products.
  • Establish product design criteria, and determine material requirements, operational capabilities and limitations.
  • Responsible for project management of his/her designs and assure the workflow hand-offs within the company.

Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required or equivalent experience.
  • Two to three years of work experience within an RF/Microwave/Aerospace Engineering environment.
  • Strong educational foundation that includes coursework and lab work in RF/Microwave theory and principles.
  • Knowledgeable in digital and analog electronics.
  • Strong desire to learn and contribute in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experienced in the use of RF/microwave measurement instruments such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, signal generators, and oscilloscopes.
  • Ability to interface with the customer, manufacturing, test, and subcontract technical personnel.
  • Knowledge of device/device technology. Skilled in design, validation and characterization of analog circuits.
  • Must be a flexible and motivated team player who is able to prioritize tasks and communicate effectively.
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Operations

Production Test Supervisor

Job Summary

The Production Test Supervisor will be hands-on technician, trainer and motivator in implementing daily and monthly test function schedule. Includes scheduling and supervising Test Technicians.

Essential Functions

  • RF high-power solid-state amplifier design, using 1 MHz to 6 GHz simulation design tools, such as HFSS, AWR MWO and ADS, and using LDMOS, GaAs and GaN devices to > 1000W.
  • Set / adjust each electrical test instrument and measure the magnitude & accuracy of the specified parameters.
  • Design and perform amplifier characterization under high-power conditions and the interaction of the amplifier integrated into the amp assembly.
  • Perform complex test set-ups including inputs, outputs and metering requirements.
  • Set-up test circuits to measure the electrical parameters of products.
  • Write test specifications and procedure as required. Specifications are normally outlined in ATP’s but may have to be modified to utilize equipment available and process standardization.
  • Trouble-shoot, analyze, and repair failed units or returns from customers.
  • Set-up and direct other test personnel on in-process or final testing.
  • Participate in the test and evaluation of prototype and pre-production with Engineering concurrence.
  • Evaluate electrical requirements and recommend fixtures and test methods.
  • Provide reports as needed.
  • Use basic statistical tools, pareto charts, histograms, cause and effect diagrams, to evaluate electrical data for test variability and aid in problem solving.

Coaching/Leadership Functions

  • Responsible for planning, assigning duties, maintaining schedules, training employees, and quality of work.
  • Review work orders, product specifications, technical instructions, test department equipment and tool requirements. Requisition equipment and supplies as needed.
  • Assume a broad leadership role, communicate goals, and develop technical strength of the team.

Qualifications

  • BS Electronics/Electrical Engineering and five+ years of experience or equivalent experience/education.
  • One year as a Lead / Team leader in an electronics manufacturing environment is required.
  • Must have knowledge of assembly drawings, parts lists, schematics, standard test procedures, wiring diagrams, electro-mechanical theory, RF test measurement instruments, etc.
  • Must be capable of evaluating electrical requirements and recommending fixtures and test methods.
  • Excellent communication skills.
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RF Test Engineer

Job Summary

Reporting to the Production Test Manager and partnering closely with our engineering teams, the RF Test Engineer 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 internal operations and engineering teams 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Basic RF knowledge along with tuning/troubleshooting experience from 6GHz and below.
  • Must be capable of making complex test set-ups including inputs, outputs and metering requirements.
  • 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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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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QA Inspector I

Job Summary

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Director, the Quality Assurance Inspector is responsible for the inspection and disposition of incoming components/raw materials, in-process inspection and finished product inspection. The QA Inspector also functions as a back-up to Senior QA Inspector in ensuring that outgoing amplifier systems and modules meet customer, EIA/IPC and Empower’s workmanship requirements.

Primary Duties

  • Performs incoming inspection and disposition of all purchased sheet metal, mechanical, electro-mechanical, amplifier modules, and systems to established engineering drawing requirements.
  • Performs in-process and final inspection of amplifier modules and rack-mounted amplifier systems.
  • Identifies and uses optimum inspection tools/methods for sheet metal, mechanical, electromechanical, and electronics components and assemblies.
  • Monitors and manages the nonconforming material and MRB board review process.
  • Identifies discrepant parts and assemblies.
  • Performs QA buyoff acceptance on reworked products and assemblies to ensure compliance.
  • Performs first article inspections, measurement analysis, in-process inspection, pre-cap visual internal inspection of amplifier PCBA modules to J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 level 3 inspection requirements.
  • Maintains material certifications from Receiving Inspection.
  • Defines acceptance criteria to production associates.
  • Identifies product or part non-conformances and secures corrective actions to meet standards.
  • Executes and prepares all essential customer acceptance documentation.
  • Conducts random “perfect system” audits at various levels of assembly.
  • Works on special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years Quality Control experience; prior experience in a mil-spec aerospace environment as a functioning QA incoming inspector preferred.
  • Must have good understanding of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001).
  • Requires specific, thorough knowledge of quality inspection methods, good analysis skills and technical background.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and assembly drawings.
  • Working familiarity with AQL sample inspection techniques and Zero acceptance lot sampling is required.
  • J-STD-001 certified trainer/technician or IPC-A-610 workmanship standards technician or ASQ Certified Quality inspector technician status is a plus.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access proficiency is required.
  • Must be detail-oriented and reliable, with excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
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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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