Test Technician

Employer
RADA USA
Location
Germantown, MD
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Jan 26, 2022
Ref
324021122
Hours
Full Time
Test Technician Germantown MD RADA USA is seeking a Test Technician to provide technical expertise to numerous manufacturing and development programs within RADA USA. Primary responsibilities include supporting test and troubleshooting of RF AESA radar systems for numerous defense applications. This position will work with the Operations team and other engineering disciplines including Product Design, Test Development and Manufacturing Engineering. The candidate will possess good communication skills and be able to work in a dynamic team environment. Extensive, on the job training, is provided. The Test Technician be responsible for the operation of the production test equipment including the introduction of new products, capabilities, and technologies. Specific equipment includes anechoic chambers, environmental (temperature & vibration) systems, radar simulators, spectrum analyzer and board level test/troubleshooting stations. The candidate will apply the theory of operation for the unit under test to enable determination of faulty product for design, workmanship, environmental and / or component defects. Additionally, the candidate will work on systems validation, test and analysis while working through all phases of development and integration within the RF Labs. Responsibilities: . Developing testing methodologies, processes, scripts, and associated software routines . Designing, developing, and implementing specialized automated test equipment . Documenting processes and procedures . Interpreting test requirements, developing, and maintaining test procedures, and documenting test practices . Analyzing data to drive issues to root cause . Developing and executing improvement projects to increase first pass yields . Engagement with Design and Test Development teams to solve issues impacting production . Assisting manufacturing operators in the testing & troubleshooting of production hardware Analyzing data to drive issues to root cause Generating Change Requests (CRs) on technical issues relating to the production test process Engagement with Design and Test Development teams to solve issues impacting production Supporting production test of RF/Microwave subsystems and components on functional test platforms Other duties as assigned Qualifications: . Bachelor's in science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) preferably in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or related engineering degree. . 4 years of test, test engineering, and/or troubleshooting experience Operational knowledge and testing experience with an anechoic chamber Must be able to operate RF test equipment independently including Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, Programmable Power Supplies and custom developed test fixtures RF, analog or digital test / troubleshooting skills Experience with antenna testing and characterization Experience collecting and processing RF data US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance. Preferred Qualifications: . ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard . Ability to understand and develop code in Python, C++ . Advanced understanding of RF electronics theory . Understanding of radar hardware, theory of operation and test . A continuous improvement mindset to enhance manufacturing test methods through process modernization . Experience in reading, understanding and accurately following prints, schematics, sketches, as well as work from verbal and/or written instructions including test procedures . Past work history with the design, fabrication and testing of electronic and mechanical sub-systems and CCAs . Mechanical knowledge, ability to fabricate test setups. . Experience in documenting findings encountered during testing and troubleshooting . Experience with any of the following tools: LabVIEW, Mentor DX Designer, High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS), SystemVue, Genesys, and Advanced Design System (ADS). . Ability to prepare documentation with minimal oversight RADA Technologies, LLC offers a comprehensive benefits package including: 401K with company match Medical, Dental, and Vision with the option to participate in a pre-tax Health Savings Account LT/ST Disability Insurance & Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Professional Development Opportunities Generous Paid Time Off allowance RADA USA is a defense radar company specializing in the design, development, production, and sales of All-Threat, Air Surveillance radars. RADA offers advanced pulse-Doppler, multi-mission, AESA radars for tactical applications. These software-defined radars introduce hemispheric spatial coverage with excellent performance-to price ratio. RADA USA located in the Maryland / Greater Washington DC area. Our focused size is ideal for innovation, collaboration, and professional growth, and our combined staff expertise is both comprehensive and diverse. We are always interested in adding new members to our team who thrive in this environment. RADA Technologies, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status. Job Requirements: Responsibilities: * Developing testing methodologies, processes, scripts, and associated software routines * Designing, developing, and implementing specialized automated test equipment * Documenting processes and procedures * Interpreting test requirements, developing, and maintaining test procedures, and documenting test practices * Analyzing data to drive issues to root cause * Developing and executing improvement projects to increase first pass yields * Engagement with Design and Test Development teams to solve issues impacting production * Assisting manufacturing operators in the testing & troubleshooting of production hardware * Analyzing data to drive issues to root cause * Generating Change Requests (CRs) on technical issues relating to the production test process * Engagement with Design and Test Development teams to solve issues impacting production * Supporting production test of RF/Microwave subsystems and components on functional test platforms * Other duties as assigned Qualifications: * Bachelor's in science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) preferably in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or related engineering degree. * 4 years of test, test engineering, and/or troubleshooting experience * Operational knowledge and testing experience with an anechoic chamber * Must be able to operate RF test equipment independently including Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, Programmable Power Supplies and custom developed test fixtures * RF, analog or digital test / troubleshooting skills * Experience with antenna testing and characterization * Experience collecting and processing RF data * US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance. Preferred Qualifications: * ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard * Ability to understand and develop code in Python, C++ * Advanced understanding of RF electronics theory * Understanding of radar hardware, theory of operation and test * A continuous improvement mindset to enhance manufacturing test methods through process modernization * Experience in reading, understanding and accurately following prints, schematics, sketches, as well as work from verbal and/or written instructions including test procedures * Past work history with the design, fabrication and testing of electronic and mechanical sub-systems and CCAs * Mechanical knowledge, ability to fabricate test setups. * Experience in documenting findings encountered during testing and troubleshooting * Experience with any of the following tools: LabVIEW, Mentor DX Designer, High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS), SystemVue, Genesys, and Advanced Design System (ADS). * Ability to prepare documentation with minimal oversight RADA Technologies, LLC offers a comprehensive benefits package including: 401K with company match Medical, Dental, and Vision with the option to participate in a pre-tax Health Savings Account LT/ST Disability Insurance & Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Professional Development Opportunities Generous Paid Time Off allowance RADA USA is a defense radar company specializing in the design, development, production, and sales of All-Threat, Air Surveillance radars. RADA offers advanced pulse-Doppler, multi-mission, AESA radars for tactical applications. These software-defined radars introduce hemispheric spatial coverage with excellent performance-to price ratio. RADA USA located in the Maryland / Greater Washington DC area. Our focused size is ideal for innovation, collaboration, and professional growth, and our combined staff expertise is both comprehensive and diverse. We are always interested in adding new members to our team who thrive in this environment. RADA Technologies, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status.

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