RF Engineer - WA1 - WA16

£32,000 to £38,000 + excellent benefits
Ref: 215 Date Posted: Thursday 07 Oct 2021
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A highly specialised engineering company is seeking an RF Engineer to apply their expertise within the medical device sector. RF Engineers will need practical, hands-on experience with RF and associated technology as well as knowledge of standard instrumentation, power converter systems and high-power amplifiers. RF Engineers will also need to have a “can-do attitude and a “hands-on” mindset.

Applications from ex-military personnel are strongly encouraged.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Be part of the team who performs the low and RF power acceptance tests of the accelerating structures 
  • Support the RF conditioning of the accelerating structures
  • RF characterization and acceptance of RF network components, readout and pre-amplification stages calibrations from low level RF to high power RF source output and RF measurements from the low-level RF generation to the high-power RF source output
  • Support the RF interventions on the RF systems (accelerator cavities, pickups, readout chain, pre-amplification chain, low level RF)
  • Support the activities on the installation and setting up of the high RF power systems
  • Troubleshoot technical problems of the accelerator related to RF and high-power systems
  • Support during beam commissioning phases
  • Become part of the on-call team for support during accelerator operation periods

 

Knowledge, skills and qualifications required:

Essential:

  • Practical, hands-on experience with RF and associated technology
  • Knowledge of standard instrumentation for RF measurements and/or able to learn it quickly
  • Knowledge of power converter systems and high-power amplifiers
  • Ability to understand links between an assembly of complex systems working as a single entity
  • Hands-on mindset
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly motivated, proactive, and enthusiastic, with the ability to work on own initiative

 

Desirable:

  • BSc in Physics or Electronic Engineering
  • University studies with emphasis on EM theory and propagation
  • Languages: fluent English, other European languages advantageous

 

Salary: £32,000 to £38,000 DOE

 

Benefits:  28 days holiday, 15% shift premium, 8% contribution to pension, private healthcare