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RF Test Engineers are in charge for testing radio frequencies and ensuring technical support. Common work activities for this position are completing maintenance duties, analyzing test results, following company policies, identifying technical issues, making recommendations for improvement, and understanding customer needs. The ideal candidate should showcase in his or her resume technical skills, troubleshooting abilities, problem-solving orientation, customer focus, time management, communication skills, and teamwork. Eligible example resumes showcase a degree in engineering or telecommunications.

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Senior RF Test Engineer

Lead Test Engineer for RF monitoring, testing aircraft systems including radar, sensors, and other avionics.

  • Designed and implemented test setups of all aircraft requirements.
  • Successfully worked on aircraft systems of C-130, C-17, F-15, F-16, Global Hawk and Predator.
  • Effectively utilized experience with Agilent VEE for test equipment automation such as Spectrum Analyzers, and Pulse Analyzers. Familiar with operating the Condor Systems Pulse Analyzers.
  • Wrote reports of findings, presented data in meetings, significantly involved in new product development, and writing test plans. Partnered closely with government and military personnel in this capacity.
  • Accurately assess RF environment in free space to more accurately and realistically determine the validity of our signal simulations utilizing EM modeling software.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Information Systems
BS
Physics
MS
Physics
2

RF Test Engineer

RF Test Engineer, Technical Writer and Trainer in a state-of-the-art Healthcare Environment, providing resourceful problem solving and troubleshooting along with professional writing skills.

  • Strong background troubleshooting, testing, modifying and documenting Siemens MRI hardware systems. Consistently in the top 5% of work center monthly measured productivity charts.
  • Extensive experience performing mechanical, structural and circuit modifications to RF antenna systems using a wide variety of test and measurement equipment.
  • Re-designed and wrote new processes and procedures resulting in a 25% improvement in product calibration time leading to product trainer role for numerous product lines.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Electronic Systems Technology
BS
Information Technology
3

Emc/emi Rf Test Engineer

Responsible for implementing proper procedures for testing and certification to MIL-STD 461/462 which included narrowband and broadband EMI/RFI emissions and susceptibility testing as well as FCC to microwave radio range; aircraft component testing IAW DO-160D; and automotive electronics products testing such as Ford and Toyota.

  • Provided customer product EM design guidelines for emissions Class requirements for select customers who did not meet spec limits.
  • Maintained PC-based ATE system, to include spectrum analyzer, RF test receiver, E-field strength sensor, high power amplifiers, power meters and antennas; as well as semi-anechoic chambers and GTEM cell used for EMC testing.
  • Prepared and/or customized test data and/or reports for various clients, to include military based products.
  • Instructed technicians on proper test procedures and equipment for all testing.
  • Provided estimates and guidance on product safety tests IAW IEC 60950 and IEC 60601-1 regulations to potential clients.
  • Maintained and managed both EMC and safety laboratories, to include various equipment used during testing.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
4

RF Test Engineer

Verified performance of Base Station Circuit Board controlling cell phone tower call routing in automated test environment using logic, spectrum, network analyzers and signal generators. Performed Isolation, Noise figure and IP3 testing as well as SMT component level troubleshooting and rework.

  • Calibrated and characterized gain on prototype transceivers.
  • Developed and retrieved data summaries for design revisions.
  • Frequencies worked RF 1-18 Ghz.
  • Developed and documented ESD (electrostatic discharge) procedure for testing basestation that was used for the continuation of the project.
  • Freed up technicians by assuming control of solder work with SMT parts.
  • Improved timeline for trying different configurations.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
5

RF Test Engineer

Test, inspect, and troubleshoot multiple role aircraft mission systems. Systems include: Harris PRC-117 VHF/UHF LOS and SATCOM voice, ARC-231 VHF/UHF LOS and SATCOM voice, Rover and Classified S/C-band LOS video systems, Eclipse signal intelligence system, Westcam MX-15di camera sensor system, FDMA/TDMA signal intelligence systems, and Ku VIASAT SATCOM data link. Experienced with VHF/UHF, SATCOM, C-Band, and S-Band antennas, LNA's, filters, splitters, combiners, diplexers, troubleshooting line loss, and VSWR checks. Responsibilities also include configuring several components such as: encoders, decoders, Cisco routers, DVR, GPS systems, and digiport servers; and using various testing equipment such as: vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, watt meters, IFR 6000, IFR 4000 test set, and Barfield pitot static test sets.

  • Extensive RF troubleshooting experience on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms.
  • Hand selected to develop new testing procedures for newly designed ISR platform.
  • Awarded L-3 Achievement Award for assisting in the delivery of 23 aircraft in a 33 month period.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Electrical And Environmental Systems Apprentice Course
Airman Leadership School
6

Lead RF Test Engineer & Lab Manager

Started an Engineering Development Lab to test prototypes relating to High Q capacitors, inductors and resonators for use in RF Filter circuits from 700 MHz to 3 GHz to be used in mobile LTE 3G/4G applications in a highly dynamic and fast paced work environment

  • Directed a small team consisting of a test engineer, intern and microelectronics assembler to automate testing and process data for large and small signal RF testing
  • Work closely with Engineers, Senior Management and Marketing to map hardware capabilities to a product in the mobile marketplace
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of the lab including procurement of test equipment, benches, racks, probe stations, thermal chambers, special test fixtures. Generated plan for lab expansion including equipment, floorplan and equipment quotes
  • Performed RF circuit simulations using ADS to model hardware and correlate simulations to measured data
  • Create special test fixtures and drawings and worked with model shops for fabrication
  • Design Evaluation boards for test and worked with PCB designer to ensure best practices for RF
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
MS
Engineering Management
Electrical Engineering
Electronics
7

RF Test Engineer

Test and troubleshoot RF PC Boards in the Production Engineering Group and Final QC using various software and X-ray scanning machines.

  • Worked with Document Control Group to create Production BOM and visual work instructions using CAD, AEGIS, and FUSION software.
  • Worked with the Manufacturing Engineering Group using CAD software to create PC Board Stencils and placed orders with Stencil house. Then using the Stencils created to add solder into SMT PC Boards using Wave Soldering machine.
  • Performed various other jobs as directed by Manager.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
Computer-aided Draft / Design
8

Senior RF Test Engineer

  • Developed complete RF test solutions for LV Sensor's integrated tire pressure monitor system IC, which included software and hardware development.
  • One design included a quad-site DUT board for complete characterization of the RF sections of our SOC (system on chip) requiring improved isolation between the digital and analog circuitry which was achieved by greatly modifying the board layout, with measurements showing better than 60dB improvement of 'carrier to spurious noise' over those taken with older boards under the same conditions.
  • Provided correlation efforts between our production testers and the bench setup.
  • Software development with LabView and C code
  • Designed RF matching networks for maximum power transfer to a 50 ohm load or to an antenna, sometimes using a triple-stub tuner, and modeled / simulated results with Matlab, Puff, and other programs.
  • Debugged customer boards for RF failures and helped with the design of new customer boards.
  • Worked closely with systems and design engineers to assure complete test coverage for characterization and final test.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Science Electrical Engineering
My Employment History Can Be Explained
9

Senior RF Test Engineer

  • Evaluated and optimized two and three stage power amplifier integrated circuits used in cellular and cordless handsets. (DECT/GSM).
  • Performed bare die analysis of individual and combined stages of amplifier IC's. Provided critical performance results to IC designers for prototypes and final products.
  • Utilized CAD tools for schematic entry, PCB layout and simulation of IC circuit blocks (Cadence, Protel Se)
  • Developed training manual for and mentored newly hired engineers and interns on test equipment, lab procedures and techniques.
  • Served as main liaison between product development group and local manufacturing company for PCB fabrication and prototype builds.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
MA
Teaching And Learning
10

Qa/rf Test Engineer

Created test data and specification sheets for a complete product line of VSAT and Satcom products

  • Automated data transmitting testing procedure TX/RX packages, EbNo and BER tracking
  • Created a new product line; P1dB 38dBm P-out to fall in between 36dBm and 39dBm category that increased the corporate sales by $2 million USD in 2009
  • Performed final testing and approval on Satcom equipment such as modems, transmitters, and receivers (BUCs and LNBs) before deployment to end-user.
  • General Knowledge of MIL-STD-810E STD Environmental Testing Methods
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job

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