Date Posted
21 Oct 2019

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Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Cobham is seeking an Engineering Technician IV to perform operational tests on highly complex RF developmental and production components, subassemblies and systems involving a thorough working knowledge of advanced theory, instrumentation, measurement techniques, and trouble shooting. This position is in Lansdale, PA.
  • Determines, sets up and operates a wide variety of standard test stands consisting of PNA’s/PNA-X’s, Spectrum Analyzers, oscilloscopes, amplifiers, and other complex test equipment.
  • Verifies and analyzes test results. Troubleshoots repairs and adjusts so that the parts performance complies with test requirements, and that the quality of the product is assured. Determines when rework is necessary to ensure product compliance with specifications.
  • Recommends changes in test procedures and specifications that will contribute to the improvement of testing efficiency and capabilities.
  • Works from a variety of documents including test specifications, wiring diagrams, schematics, etc. where complete information is frequently lacking or from general oral engineering instructions requiring technical judgment, initiative and experience.
  • Instructs and gives technical direction to lesser-classified technicians.
  • Will work directly with Design Engineers on development programs and advanced measurement programs.
  • Will work independently or with junior technicians and engineers on recurring test (production) programs.
  • Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (AEET) and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience relevant RF test experience.
  • Experience working in an engineering laboratory on production and development environment.
  • Experience gathering, processing, and analyzing RF signals in the Microwave and millimeter wave domains using various test facilities using measurement instrumentation (PNA-X, Spectrum Analyzers, ENAs, etc.).
  • In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.
  • Travel- typically less than 10% of the time.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with RF circuits such as amplifiers, Up/Down Converters, Mixers and Filters,
  • Experience in setting up test configurations across various RF frequency ranges using network analyzers, amplifiers, power meters, generators, RF Cabling/Connectors, and associated equipment required to make RF measurements.
  • Experience with interpreting complex performance and acceptance test specification and procedure required for testing RF components.
  • Experience with tuning RF paths for VSWR, Noise Figure and Gain in the uW and mmW frequency range.
  • Proficient with using small hand tools and complex tooling (i.e. soldering irons, hot plates, drills, manual punches).
    Fabricate assemblies utilizing build – to – print skills to meet engineering and prototype requirements.
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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