Lead Transmitter Engineer

Kwajalein Atoll,

Job ID: 4440

CALIBRE Systems, Inc., an employee-owned Management Consulting and Digital Transformation company, is seeking a Lead Systems Engineer.

Essential Functions

  • Act as the Transmitter Lead for ALCOR (C band) & MMW (Ka band) transmitters; provides technical support for all operations of the ALCOR & MMW transmitters.
  • Provide design modifications and improvements for both ALCOR & MMW transmitters; this includes creating schematics and implementing modifications as well as directing activities of technicians and helpers to properly install these design modifications.
  • Support maintenance efforts on both ALCOR & MMW transmitter; directs technicians and helpers to accomplish these maintenance activities.
  • Perform testing and failure analysis of the ALCOR & MMW transmitters down to the component level; designs and implements corrective measures to prevent future failures.
  • Maintain tracking and failure data for ALCOR & MMW high power RF tubes; issues periodic memos indicating spare issues and status.
  • Maintain, operates and supports the MMW HV Test Stand to periodically test and evaluate MMW high power TWTs.
  • Determine ALCOR and MMW transmitter spares requirements and orders parts as required; finds replacement candidates for obsolete parts and implements required design changes.
  • Provide technical support to Systems Engineering and management for all ALCOR & MMW transmitter technical issues.
  • Modifie and maintains documentation for ALCOR & MMW transmitters including but not limited to equipment schematics and manuals; verifies drafting changes to drawings and manuals meet engineering requirements
  • Support the safety program to ensure a safe workplace for all transmitter personnel.
  • Write weekly reports conveying transmitter developments and issues/problems to management.
  • Provide email correspondence with tube vendors and other suppliers as required.
  • At appropriate times, must make inputs about performance of junior engineers, technicians, and field engineers; possesses no hiring/firing authority but at times will act in a supervisory role.

Required Skills

  • Solid knowledge of the fundamentals of transmitter architecture.
  • Extremely knowledgeable on the use and operation of transmitter amplifiers to include: Klystrons, Travelling Wave Tubes (TWT's), Vacuum Tubes and transistor devices.
  • High voltage design techniques.
  • High degree of demonstrated ability to effectively use high power RF measurement techniques and perform high voltage troubleshooting.
  • Design familiarity with switchgears, analog and digital control hardware and RFI shielding practices.
  • Ability to work independently with limited guidance.
  • Ability to assist in development of junior engineers and technicians.
  • Ability to lead various disciplines in the completion of projects that may sometimes be technically complex.
  • Full understanding of the unique safety issues associated with working at high power RF and X-radiation levels that are common in this work environment.
  • Familiarity with software such as RSLinx, RSLogix, RSView, Matlab is desired

required Experience


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • 10+ years radar transmitter experience including:
    • High power RF measurement and high voltage troubleshooting.
    • Field installation and testing, calibration, troubleshooting and acceptance testing.
    • Allen-Bradley hardware (PLC-5 and I/O modules) or similar process controller experience.
    • Hardware Design and development engineering.
    • Mission Operations.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements.
  • This position is accompanied.
  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. passport
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance, which includes U.S. Citizenship or U.S. naturalization
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required.

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