Operation & Maintenance of RF Payloads Systems & Antenna Measurement Technician
On behalf of ESA, we are currently looking for an Operation & Maintenance of RF Payloads Systems & Antenna Measurement Technician to work in its Site (ESTEC) in the city of Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
Tasks and Activities
The scope of work will include:
Assist with the integration, configuration and running of RF test set-ups for evaluating the performance of RF subsystems or instruments for space application such as:
Atomic Clocks and Time and Frequency Test beds.
Linear and Non-linear characterisation of subsystems/devices.
Life limited RF payload equipment.
PIM performance, multipactor performance and high power evaluation.
Remote sensing space born radar Calibration transponders.
TT&C and Communication test beds.
Development of software (using VEE and/or Lab View) for automated testing, control and monitoring of RF performance.
MIC/MMIC integration using dedicated equipment such as wire and ribbon bonding machines, eutectic die bonding and testing using on wafer probing station.
General laboratory support such as, general maintenance activities, calibration of the laboratory equipment, upgrade of test facilities, replacement of consumables, design of mechanical housings, thermal plates and test jigs for RF circuits, etc.
Maintain up to date the RF equipment inventory list and control of lent out equipment.
Organisation and maintenance of laboratory library, which includes operating manuals, test reports and general documentation.
Skills and Experience
The following skills and experience are mandatory:
Technical degree (Bsc. Diploma or equivalent) from a recognised Institution or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, with at least 4 years of relevant working experience.
Strong background in the preparation of RF test setups, integration and testing of RF Equipment (Active, Passive, time/frequency references) and RF Payloads.
Good experience with LabView/Vee Pro and tools for automated testing, control and monitoring of RF performance.
Good working knowledge of Thermal Vacuum chambers/systems.
Experience in maintenance and calibration of general RF laboratory test equipment and instrumentation.
Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We have over 600 staff working across 11 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.
When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data and ground systems within our own offices.
To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.