RF Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Engineering



Job Description


JT4 provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force and Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. We develop and maintain realistic integrated test and training environments, and prepare our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems, and aircrews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges.

JOB SUMMARY - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

Serve in a technical capacity across broad programs involving development, budgeting, scheduling, project management, and installation of systems. May perform in a supervisor's role for engineers involved in the development, testing, integration, and sustainment of specialized and diverse software, electronic, and/or mechanical equipment and systems.

The specific duties of the job include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and author requirements documents, theories of operation, operations manuals, etc.
  • Apply sound system engineering principles to all aspects of the position.
  • Using specified requirements, research and select active and passive, high power radar components to include amplifiers, modulators, mixers, filters, feeds, waveguide, coax and similar RF items.
  • Have familiarity with antenna characteristics, directional couplers, circulators, and similar waveguide components.
  • Design radar and microwave transmitting and receiving systems from stringent requirements.
  • Conduct individual radar and RF component tests and system level testing in a lab and on installed systems to verify vendor specification compliance and system performance.
  • Prototype systems to determine design feasibility.
  • Integrate COTS and specially designed radar hardware into a large scale system.
  • Troubleshoot all types of radar and RF component and system level issues.
  • Maintain, overhaul, and modify radar and RF system components and associated equipment.
  • Direct experience with electromagnetic wave propagation theory and modeling to include knowledge of spreading loss, reflection, refraction, diffraction, absorption, and scattering.
  • Knowledge of microwave tube implementation to include Magnetrons, Klystrons, and Traveling Wave Tubes.
  • Author technical studies/reports that analyze, validate, and recommend solutions or course of actions. Use radar principles, propagation formulas, and signal processing knowledge to support outcomes.
  • Proficiency with HFSS, TICRA/GRASP, GENESYS, and/or other tools is desired.
  • OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

    Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to his/her job.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards. There is occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting with occasional use of a computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness. Routine travel to remote Company work locations may be required.

    REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, TECHNICAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE

    The incumbent must have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET-accredited academic institution and 8 years of related engineering experience, or have an accredited Master of Science in Engineering with at least 6 years of related engineering experience, or have an accredited doctoral degree in Engineering with at least 4 years of related engineering experience. The incumbent must have comprehensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of engineering to provide consultative services on development programs and in the design and development of systems and components. The position requires knowledge and skill sufficient to apply the latest developments in engineering to solve complex problems in the specialty area. The incumbent must have excellent communication and analytical skills and must possess effective planning/organizing skills. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of computer systems and computer-based engineering tools. The incumbent must possess well-developed leadership skills and have the ability to investigate, troubleshoot, and design solutions to problems from a broad prospective. Incumbent will be required to qualify for and maintain a government security clearance and must have a valid, current state driver's license.

    This Job Summary describes the ideal candidate for an Engineer IV, however, applicants with less experience may be considered at a lower level and compensation.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of persons so classified.

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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