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RF Engineer III - Kwajalein Atoll - 2861

Range Generation Next LLC
Honolulu, HI
  • Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Ready to launch your career? RGNext operates, maintains, and sustains mission-critical systems to provide safe and effective launch, testing, and tracking of Department of Defense, civil, commercial and international space lift vehicles. We support ballistic missile, guided weapon and aeronautical tests and evaluations as well as support space situational awareness operations and experiments to defend the United States to ensure our nation’s safety. Our employees serve on the forefront of global defense and space operations. We offer our team of experienced, professional employees an environment of challenging, stimulating and personally and professionally rewarding career opportunities.

This position is located at Kwajalein Atoll

Essential Functions
  • Provide operations, maintenance & technical support for ALCOR (C-band) and MMW (Ka-band) radar RF systems.
  • Provides design modifications and improvements for both ALCOR & MMW; this includes creating schematics and implementing modifications as well as directing activities of technicians and helpers to properly install these design modifications.
  • Support maintenance efforts on RF systems; directs technicians and helpers to accomplish these maintenance activities.
  • Perform testing and failure analysis of the RF system down to the component level; designs and implements corrective measures to prevent future failures.
  • Modify and maintain documentation for RF systems including but not limited to equipment schematics and manuals; verifies drafting changes to drawings and manuals meet engineering requirements
Required Skills
  • Solid knowledge of the fundamentals of RF architecture
  • Basic knowledge and ability to learn the use and operation of transmitter amplifiers to include: Klystrons, Travelling Wave Tubes (TWT's), Vacuum Tubes and transistor devices
  • Ability to effectively use high frequency/high power, RF and millimeter wave electronic equipment with RF calibration to perform complex measurements in both time and frequency domains.
  • Familiarity with coaxial and waveguide RF switching, radar protective and T/R switches, analog and digital control hardware, RFI shielding practices
  • Work independently with limited guidance
  • Assist in development of junior engineers and technicians
  • Understanding of the unique safety issues associated with working at high power RF and X-radiation levels that are common in this work environment.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • Two or more years’ RF and/or Radar experience including:
    1. Field installation and testing, calibration, troubleshooting and acceptance testing.
    2. Design and development engineering.
    3. Project management.
    4. Developing and testing RF systems up to and including Ka-Band.
    5. RF to millimeterwave frequency measurements. High power RF measurement and high voltage troubleshooting, desired.
    6. Mission Operations and Weapons test range systems experience, desired.
    7. Familiarity with Allen-Bradley hardware and software, desired.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Physical ability to climb and work at heights up to 50 ft.
  • The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements.
  • This position is accompanied
  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. passport
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance, which includes U.S. Citizenship or U.S. naturalization
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required.
What We Offer:
  • Everyday Wellness: Access to on-base fitness centers, pool, bowling alley, beach access, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and golf course.
  • Financial Opportunities: 401k savings program with company match and vesting on day one, retail and merchant employee discount programs, life insurance, business travel insurance and more.
  • Work/Life Balance: Tuition reimbursement programs and flexible schedules.
  • Equal Opportunity: Commitment to diversity and strategic partnerships.

Note: This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of the job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor's ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.

RGNext is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected class.


Range Generation Next LLC

Honolulu, HI
96819 USA



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