July 1944 QST
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QST, published December 1915 - present. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
You don't see jobs advertisements like this anymore. Here is an ad that appeared in the the July 1944 edition of QST (the American Radio Relay League's, ARRL's, monthly magazine), placed by Raytheon Manufacturing Company (now just Raytheon Company), looking for tube design, test, and processing engineers. Licensed amateur radio operators were in high demand during the war years because of their knowledge and enthusiasm for electronics and wireless communications. I hope you didn't come to this page hoping to really find a tube designer job available. Of course, there are still vacuum tubes being designed for TWTs and magnetrons, but those are few and far between.
Raytheon Manufacturing Company Needs Vacuum Tube Engineers
Vacuum and Gaseous Discharge TUBE ENGINEERS WANTED
- for Design - Development - Processing - Testing
This is the chance you've been waiting for to become associated with a company known in the industry and the armed forces for the top quality of its engineering. You'll be 100% in war work now . . . but there's a peace-time future commensurate with your ability and initiative.
If your education, experience and expected salary fit our specifications, you'll be welcomed by our current staff of engineers who not only know about this advertisement but also urge you to join them in doing big things better with electronics.
The Navy has directed us to greatly expand our Field Engineering program immediately. See page 103 of March QST. Help us to help the Navy.
Posted June 24, 2019 (original 7/24/2011)