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Belcan RF Sustaining Engineer in Chandler, Arizona

RF Sustaining Engineer

Job Number: 311840

Category: Aerospace

Description: An RF Sustaining Engineer role located in Chandler, AZ is currently available through Belcan. The RF Sustaining Engineer will work directly with the internal development team, Production, Supply Chain, Suppliers, and Customers and will drive analysis of quality and reliability data and obsolescence/material, component availability management activities and drive component selection and qualification activity. Will have knowledge of RF/Microwave theory; Systems architecture, RF architecture, RF/Microwave circuit design; Detailed knowledge of RF and mixed-signal design techniques and technologies, including receivers, frequency converters, synthesizers, and transmitters, mixers, amplifiers, PLLs, low phase noise VCOs, filters, etc., from DC >40Ghz; Magnetic circuit analysis.

RF Sustaining Engineer duties:

  • Understand the detailed analysis and design of RF (from VHF through millimeter-wave) and

mixed-signal communications hardware components (front ends, IF sections, phase-lock loops,

AGC loops, synthesizers)

  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to ensure that the designs meet the customers electrical,

environmental as well as internal manufacturing requirements and standards

  • Reviews Quality Control directive (QCD) test data to approve or reject alternate components to

be used on a qualified product

  • Material Review Board Approves or rejects Non-compliant material from vendors

  • Approves or rejects non-compliant material found during production

  • Approves or rejects Engineering Notices of proposed changes originating from production of a

change to an assembly documentation package

  • Create change notices to implement the approved QCD into the production

  • Support 'end of life' status on components to find alternates or design changes

  • Support photo documentation of defects

  • Investigate, evaluate new emerging technologies for integration into products

  • Work closely with the Supply Chain teams to support component availability and alternates of

suitable components

  • Work closely with Planning to implement QCD"s into a production kit to gather test data

  • Good understanding of wafer lot qualification, transistor dies, tin whisker growth mitigation


  • Strong understanding of Configuration Management and documentation


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, MSEE degree preferred

  • 5+ years" experience in RF microwave / millimeter-wave design

  • Develop screening and qualification plan for alternate components to meet customer spec"s and

performance requirements

  • Review test data to assure it meets customer spec"s

  • Read and interpret technical documents including schematics, datasheets, and test procedures

  • Use AutoCAD software for drafting

  • Working knowledge of component, reliability, MIL Specs and MIL Standards

  • Experience working in collaborative, cross-functional team environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, documentation, organization and time management skills

  • Applicants selected could be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the

eligibility requirements for access to classified information

  • Eligibility requirements include U.S. Citizens only

If you are interested in this RF Sustaining Engineer role located in Chandler, AZ please apply via the 'apply now' link provided.

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers" better outcomes through adaptive and integrated services-from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, chemical processing, and cybersecurity. Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customer-driven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. Our unique capabilities have led to continuous growth and success for over 60 years. We are a team-driven Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or age.

Location: Chandler , AZ

Minimum Experience (yrs): 5+

Required Education: Bachelor (BA, BS...)


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