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Working As A Radio Frequency Technician

  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $68,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Radio Frequency Technician Do At LGS Innovations

* Perform RF spectrum survey of CONUS communications bands
* Log, Organize, document and present collected field data (e.g. geospatial topography, metadata lists, and operational zones) for review
* Interact with engineering teams for test planning and data collection
* Deliver, set up, and maintain customer equipment in commercial environments
* Travel across the United States to customer facilities
* Perform other duties as required
* If required, obtain/retain a government security clearance at the level to perform the job

What Does A Radio Frequency Technician Do At Qorvo

* Support power amplifier engineering development by performing a wide variety tasks, including manual RF and DC measurements, support of automated data collection, test bench setup and documentation, general lab support of test equipment, and basic verification and analysis of data
* Typical equipment experience includes network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, RF signal generators and power meters
* Semiconductor die probe and laser trimming skills will be needed along with some assembly and re-work of evaluation pcb's and components
* Work typically includes interaction with development and/or manufacturing engineering personnel
* As a highly skilled specialist, contribute to the development of concepts and techniques, completing complex tasks in creative and effective ways
* Work on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues
* Make recommendations for new procedures

What Does A Radio Frequency Technician Do At Fortive Corporation

* Performs calibrations across multiple measurement areas and works independently on the majority of work assignments.
* Achieves customer satisfaction and timely turn-around on all equipment and service.
* Enters data into an asset tracking database. 
* Creates calibration data sheets accurately and efficiently with minimal supervision based upon instrument specifications and approved calibration procedures.
* Completes all documentation supporting customer documentation requirements, reporting, ISO and other quality systems.
* Interacts with customers for items requiring repair or limited calibration.
* Performs other support functions as required in an efficient and orderly manner

What Does A Radio Frequency Technician Do At L-3 Communications

* Performs set-up and checks accuracy of standard microwave bench test equipment, such as sweep generators, network analyzers, and frequency counters.
* Performs microwave test, takes measurements and tunes products to meet specifications.
* Troubleshoots components, sub-assemblies, final products and/or systems and test equipment to determine cause and remedy of mal­functions.
* Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical equipment used to test an­tennas.
* Evaluates, test and recommends commercial test equipment for use in the production test department.
* Interfaces, as directed; with other departments to resolve problems regarding testing or assembly.
* May provide work direction to lower level technicians.
* Performs data review and trend analysis on antenna data.
* Test, evaluates and recommends special purpose test fixtures as re­quired.
* Performing maintenance, repair and/or fabrication of production test equipment (production and prototype).
* Assists in the verification, development and documentation of test procedures and special applications as required by interpreting product specifications.
* Performs limited, intermittent physical exertion.
* Works under ac­ceptable conditions with some distraction due to occasional ex­posure to noise, dust, heat or chemicals.
* Accurately reduce all data to real numbers for final acceptance test procedures

What Does A Radio Frequency Technician Do At Comtech Pst

* Performing the set-up, calibration, testing, and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments, and mechanical assemblies Performing hand set-ups for digital tests, recognizing failures and set-up problems, and determining need for appropriate verification Operating programmable auto-testers, samplers, real-time oscilloscopes, pulse generators, meters, power supplies, and special test fixtures Preparing written reports and making recommendations for procedural changes Providing direction, leadership, and training to lower level employees Performing the duties of the Electronics Tech III as needed Performing other tasks as assigned RF Test Technician / Electronics Technician (Technical Manufacturing Engineering)Job RequirementsQualified candidates for this technical position will be detail-oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
* Qualifications for the RF Test Technician role include:US Citizenship or Permanent Resident (due to government regulations) 2
* years of related experience in the microwave/amplifier/radar industry or capacity Technical School or equivalent, preferred RF Test Technician / Electronics Technician (Technical Manufacturing Engineering)BenefitsAt Comtech PST, we know that our employees are the keys to our success; that s why we offer an outstanding employment package designed to recruit, retain, and reward top talent.
* Not only will you enjoy continuous highly competitive compensation and continuous professional development support, but you will also be able to collaborate with dedicated team members who truly appreciate your contributions
* As an RF Test Technician, you will also be able to take advantage of:Medical, dental, and vision insurance Life and disability insurance Flexible Spending Accounts 401(k) retirement savings Employee stock purchase plan Educational assistance Corporate health club membership Generous paid time off Employee referral program RF Test Technician / Electronics Technician (Technical Manufacturing Engineering)Put your skills to the test with a company that rewards your performance welcome to Comtech PST Corp
* Apply today! Associated topics: audio, broadcast, jib, maintenance technician, network, network engineer, robotic, sdi, sound

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Average Yearly Salary
$68,000
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$43,000
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$68,000
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$68,000
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Best Paying Company
Moseley Technical Services
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a Radio Frequency Technician make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Radio Frequency Technician in the United States is $68,767 per year or $33 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $43,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $107,000.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Top Skills for A Radio Frequency Technician

  1. Microwave
  2. Test Procedures
  3. Troubleshoot
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed preliminary testing and detailed RF tuning and troubleshooting or Microwave hybrids requiring specific tuning to meet specific criteria.
  • Designed and built manufacturing test fixtures, and developed manufacturing test procedures to meet performance specifications and quality acceptance.
  • Interpreted data for troubleshooting analysis with engineering guidance, and used the analysis to make hardware modifications for desired results.
  • Test and troubleshoot MT8802A Radio Communication Analyzer Measuring Instrument using spectrum analyzer, synthesized generator, signal generator and power meter.
  • Analyzed and interpreted test data utilizing schematic diagrams and electronic troubleshooting tools to identify faulty assets down to the component level.

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  3. Alaska
  4. Connecticut
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Pennsylvania
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Radio Frequency Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

86.8%

Female

9.8%

Unknown

3.5%
Ethnicity

White

55.9%

Hispanic or Latino

17.5%

Asian

12.0%

Black or African American

10.1%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.9%

Carrier

12.9%

French

5.7%

Portuguese

4.3%

Arabic

4.3%

Chinese

2.9%

Vietnamese

2.9%

German

2.9%

Polish

2.9%

Italian

2.9%

Swedish

1.4%

Cantonese

1.4%

Mandarin

1.4%

Korean

1.4%
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Radio Frequency Technician Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

37.8%

San Jose State University

5.2%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.1%

ITT Technical Institute-Oxnard

4.1%

ITT Technical Institute-Richardson

3.6%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.6%

ECPI University

3.1%

More Tech Institute

3.1%

Arizona State University

3.1%

Pennsylvania State University

3.1%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

3.1%

ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque

3.1%

Mission College

3.1%

Cleveland Institute of Electronics

3.1%

Oxnard College

3.1%

Lincoln Technical Institute

3.1%

Colorado Technical University

2.6%

Palomar College

2.6%

San Jose City College

2.6%

Northeastern University

2.6%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

38.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

18.8%

Business

6.4%

Computer Science

5.3%

Information Technology

4.9%

Computer Networking

4.4%

Computer Engineering Technology

3.3%

Communication

2.8%

Digital Media

2.0%

Engineering

1.8%

General Studies

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.5%

Criminal Justice

1.3%

Management

1.2%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.2%

Automotive Technology

1.1%

Project Management

1.1%

Liberal Arts

0.9%

Computer Engineering

0.9%

Computer Systems Security

0.9%
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Degrees

Associate

36.8%

Bachelors

31.0%

High School Diploma

11.3%

Certificate

10.4%

Diploma

5.7%

Masters

4.0%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.3%
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