Lead Antenna Lab Technician

The Mitre Corporation Bedford , MA 01730

Posted 2 months ago

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The Research & Development centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world.

Job Description:

The candidate will provide technical support to a variety of government and internal projects in the area of Antenna and RF electronics engineering and RF hardware prototyping. The candidate should have strong interest in performing hands on measurements in a lab and antenna anechoic chamber setting. Additional desired skill sets include:

  • Interested in leading a small lab-based team that matures and evaluates RF and antenna prototyping

  • Proficient in antenna troubleshooting and utilizing test equipment such as network analyzers and spectrum analyzers to evaluate antenna, and RF hardware performance

  • Designing, building and implementing RF and antenna test fixtures

  • Ability and desire to support the acquisition and processing of test data

  • Able to maintain, troubleshoot and repair an antenna range

  • Ability and desire to plan, coordinate, and lead a team in the execution of field testing, and hardware installation

  • Performing site surveys and coordinate test event logistics

  • Ability to install, repair and troubleshoot test hardware, including the ability to creatively solve unexpected problems in the field

  • Interest and enthusiasm in working in a team and growing professionally

  • Able to build active and passive microelectronic components

The candidate will play a key role in helping MITRE sponsors develop capabilities via hardware lab testing and field evaluation

Qualifications - External Key Functions:

  • Measuring antennas and RF hardware

  • Organizing field testing and implementation

  • Ability to support field measurements

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong familiarity with network analyzers, and similar test equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of basic RF, antenna and Microwave theory

  • Understanding of basic antenna measurement theory and antenna chamber operations

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Experience in measuring RF antenna systems such as network analyzers, and similar test equipment

  • Ability to support field measurements

  • Strong organizational skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree (10 years) or 15 years related experience

  • Currently holds or can obtain a secret clearance

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