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Sr. RF Engineering Technician

Santa Clara, CA | Manufacturing

Job Description

Comtech Xicom Technology has grown to be the world’s leading satellite communications (satcom) amplifier supplier, offering the broadest product line in the industry.  Xicom provides rugged, highly efficient and reliable Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs), Klystron Power Amplifiers (KPAs), Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), and Block Upconverters (BUCs) for commercial and military broadcast and broadband applications around the world.

Comtech Xicom is seeking a Sr. RF Engineering Technician to join our Manufacturing group. 


Job Summary: Conducts engineering tests and detailed experimental testing to collect design data or assist in research work. Performs operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment. Assists in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions. Assists in the design, construction, test, and check-out of test equipment. Uses manufacturing, test, development, or diagnostic equipment, including, but not limited to, test programs, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and specialized apparatus.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs inspection of all materials and documentation prior to performing assigned task.

  • Performs more complicated and advanced tests requiring considerable judgment in determining work methods, interpreting test results;

  • Writes clear and accurate test result reports.

  • Develops troubleshooting guide & write test procedures.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment.

  • Supports the manufacturing group with the more advanced component level troubleshooting of analog & digital circuits.

  • Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and management.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities when required.

  • Performs set-up, calibration, and extensive in-depth production test of sub-assemblies and/or final product.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  No


Computer Skills and/or Tools:  MS Office


Qualifications/Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong RF microwave experience

  • Strong instrumentation and data acquisition skills required.

  • Data reduction and report writing.

  • Ability to trouble-shoot components and systems required.

  • Working knowledge of complex electronic systems

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to be proactive to identity problem areas.

  • Good verbal, written and organizational skills.


Education and/or Experience:  High school education or equivalent required.  AA degree or technical college certificate in Electronics with four years of job related experience or ten to twelve (10-12) years of job related experience.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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