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Radio Frequency Technician

RADA Technologies LLC
Germantown, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

RF Technician

Germantown, MD 


RADA USA is seeking an RF Technician to provide technical expertise to numerous manufacturing and development programs within RADA USA.  Primary responsibilities include supporting production testing and troubleshooting of AESA radar systems for numerous defense applications. This position will work with the Operations team, Test Development and Manufacturing Engineering. The candidate will possess good communication skills and be able to work in a dynamic team environment. Extensive, on the job training, is provided.  


The RF Technician be responsible for the operation of the production test equipment including the introduction of new products, capabilities, and technologies.  Specific equipment includes anechoic chambers, environmental stress systems (temperature & vibration) spectrum analyzers and board level test/troubleshooting stations.  The candidate will apply the theory of operation for the unit under test to determine system faults and implement corrective actions. Additionally, the candidate will work on systems validation, test and analysis while working through all phases of development and integration within the RF Labs.


  • Developing Test methodologies, processes, scripts, and associated software routines
  • Designing, developing, and implementing specialized automated test equipment
  • Documenting processes and procedures
  • Interpreting test requirements, developing, and maintaining test procedures, and documenting test practices
  • Analyzing data to drive issues to root cause
  • Developing and executing improvement projects to increase first pass yields
  • Engagement with Design and Test Development teams to solve issues impacting production
  • Assisting manufacturing operators in the testing & troubleshooting of production hardware
  • Analyzing data to drive issues to root cause
  • Generating Change Requests (CRs) on technical issues relating to the production test process
  • Supporting production test of RF/Microwave subsystems and components on functional test platforms
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Associates degree in science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) preferably in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or related engineering curriculum. 
  • Professional experience with test, test engineering, and/or troubleshooting experience
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical diagrams and schematics 
  • Troubleshooting experience with RF test equipment 
  • Operational knowledge and testing experience with an anechoic chamber
  • Must be able to operate RF test equipment independently including Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, Programmable Power Supplies and custom developed test fixtures
  • RF, analog or digital test / troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with antenna testing and characterization
  • Experience collecting and processing RF data
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard
  • Ability to understand and develop code in Python, C++
  • Advanced understanding of RF electronics theory 
  • Understanding of radar hardware, RF theory of operation and RF testing
  • A continuous improvement mindset to enhance manufacturing test methods through process modernization
  • Experience in reading, understanding and accurately following prints, schematics, sketches, as well as work from verbal and/or written instructions including test procedures
  • Past work history with the design, fabrication and testing of electronic and mechanical sub-systems and CCAs
  • Mechanical knowledge, ability to fabricate test setups.
  • Experience in documenting findings encountered during testing and troubleshooting
  • Experience with of the following tools: LabVIEW, Mentor DX Designer, High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS), SystemVue, Genesys, and Advanced Design System (ADS).
  • Ability to prepare documentation with minimal oversight


RADA Technologies, LLC offers a comprehensive benefits package including:


  • 401(k) with company match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance with optional pre-tax Health Savings Account
  • LT/ST Disability Insurance & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Generous Paid Time Off Allowance


RADA USA is a defense radar company specializing in the design, development, production, and sales of All-Threat, Air Surveillance radars. RADA offers advanced pulse-Doppler, multi-mission, AESA radars for tactical applications. These software-defined radars introduce hemispheric spatial coverage with excellent performance-to price ratio.


RADA USA located in the Maryland / Greater Washington DC area. Our focused size is ideal for innovation, collaboration, and professional growth, and our combined staff expertise is both comprehensive and diverse. We are always interested in adding new members to our team who thrive in this environment.


RADA Technologies, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status.


RADA Technologies LLC


Germantown, MD
20876 USA



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