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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer at JT4 LLC

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

JT4 LLC Salt Lake City, UT (Onsite) Full-Time
JT4, LLC 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.JT4 develops and maintains realistic, integrated test and training environments and prepares our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems, and aircrews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges.


-- Essential Functions/Duties An Engineer III performs a variety of engineering assignments in planning and overseeing research, design, development, manufacturing, testing, installation, integration, sustainment, operation, and maintenance of diverse software, electronic, and/or mechanical equipment and systems. The ideal candidate has direct experience with Radio Frequency (RF) systems to include communications systems, navigation systems, and radiolocation systems. Employee will be responsible for performing the following functions/duties:
• Perform as a lead of a development, sustainment, or operations and maintenance team on more complex engineering assignments
• Independently perform a range of design, development, analysis, or review tasks under generally established project deadlines
• 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.
• Complete design specifications, analyses, or design reviews for complex projects
• Generate complete design specifications for more complex projects
• Coordinate and work closely with other engineering, logistics, financial, and program management disciplines to define system specifications and requirements
• Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and test procedures
• Prepare, deliver, and submit technical papers and perform engineering studies
• Support development of technical proposals and provide comments on the technical content and level of effort of the proposed scope of work
• Develop, maintain, and produce technical documentation and system/subsystem specifications
• Direct interface with customers at all levels from quotation to final design and test activities
• Acts as liaison for design reviews and technical working group meetings to comply with requirements and specifications
• Conduct site visits and experimental investigations and analyze engineering problems, propose solutions and alternatives, and provide recommendation
• Perform other job-related duties, as required. 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 their job. Working Conditions Work is performed in a typical office environment with no unusual hazards. Occasional lifting (up to 20 pounds), constant sitting with occasional use of computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness are required. Travel to remote company work locations may be required. Requirements -- Education, Technical, and Work Experience A Bachelor of Science in engineering from an ABET-accredited academic institution and 4 years of related engineering experience, or an accredited Master of Science in engineering and a minimum of 2 years of related engineering experience, or an accredited doctorate degree in engineering are required for this position. In addition, an Engineer III must possess the following qualifications:
• Mastery of concepts, principles, and practices of engineering that enable the employee to serve as a technical authority on projects relating to the specific programs
• Knowledge and skill sufficient to apply the latest developments in engineering to solve problems in the specialty area
• Working knowledge of computer systems and computer-based engineering tools
• Ability to investigate, troubleshoot, and design solutions to problems in operational hardware and software
• Excellent communication and analytical skills
• Planning/organizational skills and the ability to work under deadlines. Desired Qualifications
• 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 required (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 required. 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.
• 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.
• Familiarity with Microsoft office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and Power Point. Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel 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. Tasking is in support of a Federal Government Contract that requires U.S. citizenship. Some jobs may require a candidate to be eligible for a government security clearance, state-issued driver's license, or other licenses/certifications, and the inability to obtain and maintain the required clearance, license, or certification may affect an employee's ability to maintain employment. SCC: JENG17; A3UTTR Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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