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Radio Frequency Technician

Posted 240 days ago Apply by 15 February 2019

Job Description

Location: South Oxfordshire 
Division: Technical 
Salary: £25,499 to £29,999 (Discretionary range to £34,499)

This role will support the Radio Frequency (RF) Group with testing of components, manufacture of cables and equipment, maintenance, design and development, collection and presentation of data analysis.


  • Contribute to the overall work of the RF Group with particular responsibility for certain aspects of the RF systems, including; Ensuring that a good supply of RF connectors, splitters, cables and other RF components are available and in good condition; Characterisation and calibration of a variety of RF components; General spares holding and stock check of all components; Manufacture and assembly of test equipment and auxiliary systems;
  • Responsible for providing Operating instructions and training as requested by Group Leader or line manager but including systems assembled and tested in 1 above;
  • Contribute to the general commissioning, system calibration, system set-up and other studies related to the RF systems;
  • Assist in the drawing up of manufacturing and test specifications;
  • Assist in the design and build of ‘in house’ test equipment;
  • Assist in the development of RF equipment as required;
  • Work closely with other members of the RF Group on RF, electrical and mechanical areas and projects;
  • Supervision of procurement contracts including witnessing of factory tests;
  • Supervision of Contractors and Technicians;
  • To carry out additional tasks and responsibilities as nominated by the Line Manager or Group Leader subject to appropriate knowledge, experience and training;
  • Comply with, and where appropriate contribute to the development of, Diamond Health and Safety procedures and policies;
  • Contribute/Responsible for ensuring safe working practices, relating to the maintenance and operation of the amplifier systems. This includes developing procedures and monitoring that people are working safely;
  • Flexible approach to the working conditions, working hours and environment.

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • A good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in Physics or an appropriate branch of Engineering;
  • Basic electronics testing;
  • Some professional experience;
  • A desire to learn and face new challenges;
  • A willingness to take on a variety of tasks;
  • An ability to work independently, as well as to contribute effectively as part of a larger team; 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Radio Frequency Engineering;
  • Experience with electronic test equipment (oscilloscope, spectrum analyser, network analyser etc.).

Further Information

  • Occasional travel on company business, usually within the UK and with occasional overnight stays;
  • Occasional shift work during commissioning and in support of regular operations
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Sector Electrical, Research & Development
Location South East
Hours Full time
Contract Type Permanent
Minimum Degree Grade Required 2.2
Applicant needs to be eligible to work in the UKYes

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