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RF Engineer

JT4 LLC Magna Part-Time
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JT4 provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force and Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. We develop and maintain realistic integrated test and training environments, and prepare our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems, and air crews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges. Serves as a Principal Investigator and individual contributor to contract research, development, integration, and sustainment projects. DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Direct Experience with Radio Frequency (RF) systems to include communications systems, navigation systems, and radiolocation systems
  • Direct experience with electromagnetic wave propagation theory and modeling to include knowledge of spreading loss, reflection, refraction, diffraction, absorption, and scattering
  • RF circuit design; experience with both active and passive components
  • Knowledge of RF amplifiers, modulators, mixers, filters, and detectors as utilized in radio transmitters and receivers
  • Knowledge of antenna characteristics and design
  • Knowledge of TEM and TE transmission lines
  • Familiarity with directional couplers, circulators, and similar waveguide components
  • Knowledge of microwave tube implementation to include Magnetrons, Klystrons, and Traveling Wave Tubes
  • Technical program management experience; a demonstrated capability to use planning, organizational, and communication skills to develop requirements, write specifications, design solutions, manage resources (to include developing schedules and budgets), and create test plans
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner and within schedule and budgetary constraints
  • Must have good communications skills, including the ability to communicate concepts, ideas, and design approaches effectively to customers or to collaborate with other team members using oral and written communication mediums
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics; knowledge of the design, fabrication, and assembly of electronic subassemblies and systems and the development of an accurate documentation package. Ability to design and fabricate electronic printed circuit boards (PCBs.)
  • Ability to analyze and diagnose problems with RF circuitry to include the proper use of electronic test equipment: signal generators, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, spectrum analyzers, power meters, and digital multi-meters
  • Possess an in depth understanding of the physical sciences, including mathematics, physics, and chemistry
  • Experience with classified processing systems and the possession of a government security clearance
  • Experience with computer operating systems to include Windows 10 and Linux
  • Experience with computer networking, Ethernet switches and routers, IP addressing, and client-server interactions utilizing UDP/IP and TCP/IP sockets
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, inclusive of Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and Power Point
  • Knowledge of Real Time controllers in a LabVIEW environment
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented programming and compliers.
  • Desire to continue active learning, keeping abreast of developments in current technology

    JOB SUMMARY


    - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Develops and applies advanced methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and difficult system design requirements and problems.
  • Conducts investigations of considerable complexity.
  • Provides technical consultation to other organizations or customers.
  • Directs interface and liaison with internal and external customers at all levels from quotation to final design and test activities, design reviews, and technical working group meetings to comply with requirements and specifications.
  • Plans, conducts, and technically directs projects or major phases of significant projects requiring the expert application of advanced knowledge.
  • Reviews completion and implementation of systems additions and/or enhancements and recommends corrections in technical application and analysis to management.
  • Represents the Company as technical advisor in high-level meetings and briefings with Company and customer personnel.
  • Prepares, delivers, and submits technical papers and performs engineering studies.
  • Supports development of technical proposals and provides comments on the technical content and level of effort of the proposed scope of work.
  • Acts and is recognized as a Company/industry expert resource on the most complex engineering problems.
  • Maintains technical project responsibility for assigned tasks and advises management of progress in support of the technical and administrative direction of project operations.
  • Conducts site visits and experimental investigations and analyzes engineering problems, proposes solutions and alternatives, and provides recommendations.
  • Develops, interprets, and implements technical and administrative operating policies and procedures.
  • Performs other position-related duties and assignments as directed.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

    Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to his/her job.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards. There is occasional lifting up to 20 pounds, constant sitting with occasional use of a computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness. Routine travel to remote Company work locations may be required.

    REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, TECHNICAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE

    The incumbent must have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET-accredited academic institution and 14 years of related engineering experience, or have an accredited Master of Science in Engineering with at least 10 years of related engineering experience, or have an accredited doctoral degree in Engineering with at least 8 years of related engineering experience. The incumbent must possess a well-established, substantial, professional reputation in one or more of the principal technical disciplines of the Company. Must demonstrate the ability to direct senior technical personnel in project assignments involving research, development, integration, and sustainment of complex systems or processes. The incumbent must use superior communications skills, both verbal and written, in day-to-day project activities as well as in briefing customers and in writing reports and proposals. The incumbent must possess planning/organizing skills and have a working knowledge of computer systems and computer-based engineering tools. Incumbent will be required to qualify for and maintain a government security clearance and must have a valid, current state driver's license. DISCLAIMER The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of persons so classified. Rev B Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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    JT4 provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force and Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. Ranges supported by JT4 include the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), the Space Test and Training Range (STTR) at Schriever Air Force Base, the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR), the Air Force Test Center 412th Test Wing (412TW) at Edwards Air Force Base, and the Navy China Lake Ranges (CLR) including Pt. Mugu, California.

    JT4 is supported by several teammate companies on the J-Tech II Contract. Together we develop and maintain realistic integrated test and training environments. We prepare our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems, and air crews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges.

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