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Antenna Range Technician

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Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 4 months ago

Description:IAM Hourly represented employees who currently work at the main (Sunnyvale/Palo Alto) unit, Santa Cruz, VAFB or Eastern Range facilities must apply to open requisitions on Brass Ring to be considered for the position.


Independently perform all operations required to assemble, configure and operate all types of high-value RF test equipment used for compact, tapered, outdoor, farfield and nearfield antenna ranges for the purpose of measuring radiation pattern characteristics. Assist engineering in the development, integration and test of new antenna system or spacecraft designs, techniques and theories.


Under limited technical guidance, perform the following duties in the field of antenna measurements and range operations, working from verbal information, test plans, or test procedures.

Set up and perform mechanical alignments and operate RF signal scanners and laser tracker positioning systems in both the vertical and horizontal planes. Configure and operate complex winch equipment to position large spacecraft with the ranges.

Plan and document methods and sequences for antenna range development,

configuration, range probing and characterization, including coordinating the fabrication of antenna prototypes and test aids.

Develop antenna design details including the computation of antenna range axial ratio, space loss, wavelength relative to nearfield/farfield measurements, and antenna range response to linear and circular polarization. Modify software to control automated antenna analyzers in conjunction with positioning systems tests. Implement and use advanced acquisition, analysis and processing software to produce automated antenna performance data tabulations and plots.

Integrate both active and passive microelectronic components such as MIC and MIMIC devices with developmental antenna system to perform microwave component and antenna radiation pattern measurements, such as determination of phase characteristics, front-to-back ratio and antenna system efficiency.

Acquire and process test data and prepare test report documentation using existing software programs and manual calculations resulting in both plotted and tabulated outputs to satisfy engineering and/or test procedure requirements. Validate data for performance limits and phenomena, corruption of data due to measurement errors, and conformance to specifications.

Investigate operation failures, malfunctions and other difficulties occurring in complex RF range equipment, mechanical alignment and positioning systems and spacecraft antenna systems. Troubleshoot and implement necessary repairs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires completion of a two-year program in electronics technology, including studies in microwave theory, and two years of directly related experience. And /or the practical experience equivalent to the Air Force Occupational Specialty / Military Occupational Specialty / Navy Enlisted Classification codes in the related fields.

  • Complete knowledge of both active and passive electromagnetic and microelectronic applications along with microwave / millimeter wave antenna range and measurement theory; thorough knowledge of antenna coordinate systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of related microelectronic components such as MIC and MIMIC devices, of mechanical alignment and positioning systems and of advanced data acquisition, analysis and processing software.

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate active and passive microelectronic and mechanical devices with developmental antenna systems. And /or the practical experience equivalent to the Air Force Occupational Specialty / Military Occupational Specialty / Navy Enlisted Classification codes in the related fields.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

This position will require the ability to work first shift.

Desired Skills:

Basic knowledge of principles & theory of dynamic and climatic testing. Good analytical skills.

Understanding of FBM missile components, Command Media, Log Book maintenance and anomaly reporting system. Associate's degree in an accredited and related discipline, and a minimum of two years of related professional experience.



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we're engineering a better tomorrow.



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Antenna Range Technician

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Lockheed Martin