On behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for an Operation & Maintenance Technician (RF Payload Laboratory) for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Radio Frequency Equip. & Tech. Section. Please note this is an external consultant position not a Staff position.
The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:
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Tasks & Responsibilities
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.
Technical degree (BSc, diploma or equivalent) from a recognized institution or equivalent with minimum 4 years of relevant experience;
A 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 is required.
Experience in maintenance and calibration of general RF laboratory test equipment and instrumentation.