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RF Antenna Engineer

RF Antenna Engineer

Job ID 
2018-1350
Company 
Antcom
Job Locations 
US-CA-Torrance
Category 
Technical / Engineering
Type 
Permanent Full-Time

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Overview

Antcom, a wholly owned subsidiary of NovAtel and part of the Hexagon Group, is currently searching for a highly motivated RF Antenna Engineer to design customized, high-quality antenna products on quick-turn timescales. Reporting to the Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for executing new product development and sustaining engineering efforts across our product portfolio.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to design products from start to finish and to see your ideas turn into hardware meeting unique customer requirements.  In this role, you will have great variety in your day-to-day activities and high influence within the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and test new active and passive antenna products.
  • Serve as project manager for new product development and sustaining engineering projects.
  • Diagnose malfunctions in existing products and make improvements or modifications to increase product reliability.  Lead root cause analysis investigations and document corrective actions.
  • Support Sales and Marketing with product recommendations, new design suggestions, and RFQ technical assistance.
  • Perform technical writing which may include proposals, reports, test procedures, and specifications.
  • Assist in the planning, testing, and documentation of product performance against regulatory requirements such as MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, DO-228, DO-301, DO-160.
  • Define acceptance test procedures and implement efficient test solutions.

Qualifications

Must-Have: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; MSEE preferred
  • 5+ years relevant work experience (3 years with MSEE)
  • Experience with 3D RF simulation software (HFSS, CST, FEKO, or similar)
  • Experience with 2D RF simulation software (ADS, Designer, or similar)
  • Experience working with network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and other RF test equipment
  • Experience measuring antenna radiation patterns
  • Must be a US person (i.e. US citizen or permanent resident) , as Antcom is an ITAR-registered facility

Key Success Factors: 

  • Thrive in a fast paced, tight deadline environment and perform well under pressure
  • Customers and their needs are a primary focus of your actions
  • Ability to adapt to organizational needs, and willingness to take on new roles as required
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with people from multi-functional and diverse backgrounds
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills 

Nice-to-Have: 

  • Experience designing products for the aerospace, defense, and/or marine industries
  • Experience designing GPS/GNSS antennas
  • Experience designing blade antennas
  • Experience designing LNAs
  • Experience leading engineering projects
  • Familiarity with PCB layout tools (Altium Designer or similar)
  • Knowledge of robustness standards (MIL-STD-810G, DO-160G)
  • Practical understanding of FAA certification process

Antcom, a wholly owned subsidiary of NovAtel and part of the Hexagon Group, excels at designing, developing and manufacturing products for a variety of industries including aerospace, defense, marine and agriculture  industries.  We are a nimble company focused on customer satisfaction.