RF Test Technician


Germantown, MD, US, 20876

Job ID: 106596

DRS RADA Technologies, a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, is focused on proprietary radar solutions and legacy avionics systems supporting the defense industry globally. The company is a global pioneer of AESA tactical radars for active military protection, counter-drone applications, critical infrastructure protection, and border surveillance. 

Job Summary

DRS RADA Technologies is looking for a Senior Test Technician (RF) with excellent attention to detail, good communication and problem-solving skills. The Senior Test Technician will create test procedures, conduct production testing on radar system performance, record results, and maintain product performance to sustain a predetermined standard of product quality. The work will be performed in an ESD safe environment. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to engineers on complex components, devices, materials, products, processes and/or equipment

  • Troubleshoot and repair RF, communications, and power PCBs

  • Perform cable terminations

  • Perform system tests using oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and signal generators

  • Perform RF sensor calibration

  • Configure hardware/software (test platforms)

  • Document UUT configurations and analyze cause of EUT failures

  • Document test data thoroughly and accurately

  • Work from complex wiring and assembly drawings, operation sheets, engineering specifications and sketches and running sheets of significant complexity

  • Interpret and follow written documents such as SOPs and safety rules

  • Ensure compliance with all safety and regulatory requirements applicable to the company in accordance with State and Federal regulations and any applicable certifications required to maintain the certification 

  • Assist in training new team members

  • Interface with other departments to assure efficient flow of information and materials

  • Perform Key Performance Indicators:

    • Meet production deadlines

    • Quality of finished product (pass/fail rates)

    • Raw material stock levels

    • Compliance outcomes

  • Modify complex electrical prototypes to correct functional deviations

Job Responsibilities Part II


  • Requires an associate's degree in electronics, engineering or equivalent experience in the field or in a related area
  • Five years experience in a test environment
  • Active secret clearance or the ability to obtain a clearance
  • Must demonstrate strong decision-making and leadership skills
  • Experienced handling small delicate components, using ESD practices
  • Surface mounted and through hole solder experience
  • Must be experienced in the safe handling of chemicals
  • Experienced in the use of various computer applications, including Excel, Python (familiar) and others
  • Familiar with AC, DC, RF test and measurement equipment operation preferred
  • Experience with test stand operation, anechoic chamber, environmental chamber and use of spectrum analyzer and signal generator preferred
  • Experience troubleshooting and tuning radars, antennas, or other RF devices in near field and/or far field ranges preferred
  • Knowledge of the principles of theory and general electronic component functions preferred 

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC