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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer / Test Lead

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

JOB INFORMATION

Job Title: Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer / Test Lead
Grade: 210/220
Org: National & Homeland Security
Contact: Joshua.Fullmer@inl.gov
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 Schedule


MISSION/VISION STATEMENT

Securing the Nation Bit by Byte and Addressing the Threats of Tomorrow, Today
MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.


RESPONSIBILITIES

The Communications & Modeling Department at Idaho National Laboratory is seeking candidates for RF Engineer / Test Lead. In this role you will work on cutting-edge projects for a variety of clients with a team of multi-disciplined Engineers. You will have the opportunity to apply your extensive expertise in RF Engineering to develop innovative solutions using current and emerging RF technologies.

The day-to-day responsibilities for this role include:

Work with customers or INL teams to develop requirements, project and test designs, and necessary documentation. Modify or enhance existing RF systems. Document applications and systems for customers. Review requirements, develop designs, conduct tests, implement and document results. Serve as an engineering interface, providing guidance to those seeking information concerning assigned systems. Will lead the execution of the series of processes needed to critically evaluate the capacities and performance of specific wireless communications equipment and/or applications (i.e., customer testing)

Provide expertise in wireless and mobile networks that are converging voice and data systems through the Radio Frequency handset, RF transmission/reception equipment, digital switching systems, and communication backhauls. Support ongoing RF/wireless testing, projects and research done at the INL's Wireless Test Bed and Research Group.

Perform tests, projects and research focused on interoperability, mobility, and security across the diversity of legacy and new wireless protocols such as 2G/3G/4G/5G Cellular, Land Mobile Radios (LMR), Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).

Provide RF Engineering leadership/technical direction, foster new concept development, pursue business opportunities, and provide technical interface with numerous customers for INL's Wireless Test Bed and INLs Wireless research related programs.

Provide RF modeling and simulation for RF Benchmarking and customer configurations. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive customer and employee information including salary and other personal information

REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "Q" Security Clearance

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 5 years of related experience or Master's Degree and 3 years or PhD and 2 years

Working knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF) communication systems. Strong ability to work with multiple customers to define and implement wireless test or project requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

RF modeling and simulation experience



SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS


To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.



EMPLOYEE JOB FUNCTIONS


Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: walking-prolonged, standing-prolonged, twisting, pushing/pulling, grasping/gripping, lifting ability-35 lbs. max, exertion-minimal, repetitive work-intermittent
Special Senses: visually demanding work, far vision
Work Conditions: heights, stairs, heat stress, cold stress, UV (sun) exposure, ladders 6 feet, power tools, protective clothing, typing/keyboard, 8 hrs./day, overtime/irregular hours, working alone
Certification Exams: testing designated position (tdp)


PLEASE APPLY BEFORE:

April 14, 2020 (Midnight, MST)

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ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENT

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

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OTHER INFORMATION

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

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INL OVERVIEW

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

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