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Specialist, RF Engineer (RF Engineer V)

Specialist, RF Engineer (RF Engineer V)

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Engineering - Other

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Coleman Aerospace is looking for a self-motivated individual with strong RF analysis, design and testing experience. The candidate will be tasked with the design, integration, and testing of mission critical RF elements. This engineer will work with the customer and the customer’s representatives to ensure the RF systems meet all requirements.


The candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills to be able to convey complex ideas in a clear and concise manner. The candidate may be asked to present their work and results to both internal and external customers, so presentation skills are desired.


The small team atmosphere provided by Coleman Aerospace demands the capability to devise simple solutions to complex engineering problems both independently, and by soliciting inputs from other technical subject matter experts. This position may require occasional overtime and travel as required to meet critical schedule milestones.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)


The Coleman Aerospace Electrical Engineering Team is responsible for the full lifecycle of mission critical electronics used for the command and control of aerospace vehicles. In additional to mission critical hardware, significant support equipment is maintained by the team and used for ground testing of hardware both at the item and the system levels. The RF engineer reviews and generates analysis of RF components, sub-systems and systems. System analysis includes link margins, power budgets and antenna pattern impacts on the overall system performance through integration, test, and field operations.


This opening is for an RF Engineer who will be supporting multiple projects that include requirements definition, trade studies, component selection, design, analysis, and testing related to the technologies listed above. The successful candidate will be well rounded in electrical and RF engineering, self-motivated, detail oriented and able to work both independently and within a team environment.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and at least 10 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


Ability to use and apply RF principles and design techniques, with experience in development of RF/microwave assemblies and systems as it applies to telemetry.


Experience with communication transmitters, receivers, power amplifiers, filters, combiners, antennas and flight instrumentation.


Experience with link analysis, inter-modulation analysis, and antenna pattern analysis.


Experience with design, development, integration, and test of military electronic systems with design for manufacturing and environmental constraints (EMI/EMC, vibration, packaging, thermal, etc.).


This is a hands-on position for individuals with demonstrated analytical and troubleshooting skills.


Ability to document efforts, write test procedures and reports and contribute to completion of milestones within specific projects.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.



Desired skills:

  • Experience with MIL-STD-461E.
  • Experience using Cadence Capture/PSpice and Mentor PADS/DxDesigner.
  • Understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals in both analog and digital electronics.
  • Experience with radar cross-section analysis and test a plus.
  • Experience with supporting Reliability and FMECA analysis a plus.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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