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RF Engineering Technician D - San Diego, CA

San Diego, California

Job ID SAS20221809-90644
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    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Engineering Technician

Job Code: SAS20221809-90644

Job Location: San Diego, CA

Job Description:

L3Harris in San Diego, CA is seeking an experienced RF engineering technician to support the design and manufacturing of Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (TT&C) products for airborne and space-based applications. As an RF technician, you will be directly involved in the integration and test of advanced satellite communication links, digital telemetry, signal processing technology. You will be responsible for performing design verification testing and be a liason between engineering and production test teams.

Essential Functions:

  • Independently perform design verification testing of circuit cards and higher level RF assemblies
  • Troubleshoot circuits to the component level in support of determining failure root cause
  • Write alignment and test procedures with minimal engineering assistance
  • Oversee environmental testing of developmental hardware
  • Serve as liason between engineering and production teasm during new product introduction


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/Associates Degree with a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.
  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret security clearance
  • Minimum 4 years experience performing testing and troubleshooting circuit card assemblies
  • Minimum 4 years experience using basic electrical measurement equipment: digital multi-meter, oscilliscope, power supply, function generator, logic analyzer
  • Minimum 4 years experience using RF measurement equipment: signal generator, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, power meter, noise figure meter
  • Demonstrated familiarity with basic RF parameters: bandwidth, reflection, transmission, S-Parameters, spurious and harmonic signals, noise figure, gain compression, intermodulation
  • Demonstrated familiarity with basic analog/digital/DC circuit parameters: voltage/current/power, logic levels, timing
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and assembly drawings

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active DOD security clearance (Secret/TS)
  • Experience with RF circuitry through mmW (Ka band or higher)
  • Experience with military or space qualified hardware designs
  • Experience performing design verificiation testing with or without engineering supervision
  • Experience characterizing SSPA devices or assemblies using load pull equipment
  • Experience characterizing SSPA devices or assemblies nonlinear vector network analyzers
  • Experience performing tests on power conversion circuitry (DC/DC converters, etc.)
  • Soldering certification or ability to obtain one

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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