RF Test Engineer

Location
Bolton
Salary
competitive
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
11 May 2018
Ref
1149603
Contact
Neil Freeman
Clearance Level
BPSS
Sector
Engineering
Job Type
Contract

An RF Test Engineer is required for a long term contract assignment based in Bolton

The RF Test Engineer will be primarily responsible to provide support to the manufacturing capability to investigate non-compliant high power amplifiers (and their high level build), develop tuning methods to improve power amplifier performance and enhance current test philosophies to streamline series production testing. Continual assistance to operations / testing, regularly reporting on non-compliant hardware and the ability to recover it to assist manufacturing programmes. Perform RF calibration / characterisation to test systems and ensure multiple platforms are within measurement uncertainty of each other. Skills/Experience: * HNC/HND (Electronics) Level of Qualifications or equivalent, plus substantial level of experience in RF Manufacture and Test. * Experience of RF testing, select-on-test tuning and product diagnostics in coaxial and wave guide systems, up to (but not explicit by) J-Band. Working with power amplifiers, preferably high power applications. * Familiar with using a Vector Network Analyser to take small signal and S-Parameter measurements. Along with a VNA, experience with signal / spectrum analyser equipment & measurements, analogue / digital signal generators and power sensors. * Experience testing power amplifiers and ability to measure / interrogate pulse characteristics. * Knowledge of solid state technology within RF devices would be advantageous, in particular GaN & GaAs devices and their advantage / place within products of the future.

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