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Empower RF Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of high-power ultra-broadband
radio frequency (RF) amplifier solutions. Headquartered in Inglewood, California,
the company and designs and manufactures solid-state, high-power RF amplifier systems
and modules for commercial, scientific, and military customers worldwide.
Reporting to the Production Test Manager and partnering closely with our engineering
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.
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
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.
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
Must be capable of making complex test set-ups including inputs, outputs and
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
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.
If you have a background in RF circuit design and testing, Empower RF Systems
is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a competitive
salary, comprehensive benefits including medical/dental insurance, 401k Plan with
matching contributions, etc. To learn more, please visit our website at
Empower RF Systems is the technological leader in smart power amplifier solutions
for EW, Threat Simulation, Radar, Communications, EMC and Product Test. Incorporating
the latest semiconductor and power combining technologies with a patented architecture,
we build the most sophisticated and flexible COTS system amplifiers in the world.
Solutions range from tens of watts to multi-Kilowatt and include basic PA modules
to intelligent scalable rack systems with AGC and ALC output modes. In addition
to best-in-class SWaP, our Next Generation amplifiers have sophisticated RF detection
to maximize efficiency for a variety of modulation schemes including QAM-xx, OFDM,
Multi-tone, Pulse, AM, FM, and more.
Empower RF Systems is a Equal Opportunity Employer of females, minorities, individuals
with disabilities and protected veterans.