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RF Test Operator

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  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Electronics Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £17.65 - £23.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

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Job Summary

The RF Test Operator is responsible for performing unit electrical integration, and RF performance testing on spacecraft payloads, using Automated Test Equipment (ATE) and manual test equipment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform electrical test activities throughout all test phases of the project life cycle
  • Perform electrical integration on payloads using both automated test equipment and manual measurements, using equipment such as oscilloscopes and multi-meters
  • Perform manual RF measurements of payload equipment and sub systems using equipment such as Power Meters, Spectrum Analysers, Network Analysers and Signal Generators
  • Run automated test sequences using a Payload Test System (PTS) in accordance with issued test procedures
  • Check performance of payload equipment against parameters detailed in test procedures and review results for non-conformances
  • Perform connection of test hardware (DC, Coaxial & Waveguide) to flight interfaces following company processes
  • Complete build records to comply with company quality standards
  • Maintain 5S principles and carry out daily audits to keep integration areas (tools, toolboxes, workstations, etc.) clean and organised

Skills Required


  • RF test experience in high quality manufacturing/test environment related to communication equipment (antennas, mobile phones etc.)
  • Previous use of spectrum analysers / PSA and/or network analysers (PNA / PNA-X)
  • Previous use of electrical test equipment such as oscilloscopes and multimeters
  • Experience in working to test procedures


  • Telecommunication / Aerospace industry / military engineering previous experience
  • Availability to work abroad at short notice
  • Clean room experience
  • Familiarity with working in a security cleared environment