The Advanced Radar Research Centerrsquo;s Lab / Research Technician will support the assembly, testing and maintenance of radar systems. This position supports numerous projects at varying stages of lifecycle development and requires a person who is driven to excel in a hands-on integration and testing environment while collaborating with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals.
Typical Functions Include
1. Assist engineers, faculty and students in construction and assembly of mechanical/electrical systems belonging to radars and other advanced RF.
2. Assembly / test of electronic components/subsystems relating to RF and radar systems to include printed circuit boards (PCBs) and other components.
3. Measure, and analyze continuity, resistance, impedance, voltage, as well as waveforms and timing of electronic signals in the diagnosis and troubleshooting of digital and RF components.
4. Develop and execute detailed tests on digital circuits and RF equipment through the use of, digital probes, multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and network analyzers.
5. Summarize, document and convey, test procedures, troubleshooting and diagnostic findings.
6. Provide design work using SolidWorks for mechanical systems and other components related to RF and Radar systems.
7. Responsible for initiating and supporting the procure to pay process including, ordering, shipping, receiving and PCard reconciliation.
8. Responsible for inventory management including maintenance of stock details, batch tracking and inventory control processes.
9. Build electronic & mechanical assemblies using wiring & mechanical drawings with power & hand tools.
10. Preparing system documentation or reports such as feasibility statements, preliminary cost estimates, design cost estimates and modification cost estimates.
11. May supervise or delegate other employees in the completion of similar tasks.
Required Education:Bachelor#39;s degree, AND:
- 36 months of experience in project management, evaluation design, and research.
Equivalency/Substitution:Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor#39;s degree for a total of 84 months of related experience.
- Ability to work from blueprints, schematics, sketches, equipment manuals, samples and general instructions
- Hand soldering
- Willingness to work as an integral part of a high-energy team of engineers and scientists
- Strong desire to learn new technical skills
- Good communication and teamwork skills
- Good organizational skills
- Desire to interact with students and faculty
- Ability to multitask effectively in support of multiple projects
- Must be able to engage in repetitive motions and communicate effectively. Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods; ability to communicate, including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others; ability to use a computer daily.
- BS in engineering technology or equivalent military/work experience.
- 3D CAD/modeling experience (e.g. Solidworks)
- Experience with radars and associated technologies, familiar with radar concepts such as RF/IF transceivers, microwave subsystems and control systems
- Experience with testing digital / analog circuits and associated test equipment
- Proficiency in the use of milling equipment and other fabrication machinery to produce complex mechanical objects
- Proficiency in assembling PCBs using nothing more than verbal guidance at times
- Familiarity with electronic test equipment operation, spectrum/network analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function/waveform generators
- May supervise or delegate other employees in the completion of similar tasks.
Special Instructions:If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visithttps://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.
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