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RF Electro-Mechanical Technician 

Category Engineering  

STR is a privately-owned, rapidly growing business focused on research and development (R&D) for the defense and intelligence communities. We are a nationally recognized leader in research areas including data analytics, sensors and signal processing, electronic warfare, cyber, video and image understanding, command and control, and precision navigation. Several programs have transitioned advanced technology to military and intelligence users. While our primary focus is on serving US Government customers, we are pursuing commercial applications as well.

STR is currently seeking an RF Electro-Mechanical Technician to assemble and test circuits, circuit boards, wiring harnesses and cables. Additionally, the individual would be responsible for the manufacturing, modification and assembly of mechanical assemblies and housings. The position will include assembly, wiring, troubleshooting and testing of a variety of DC and RF circuits. The position also includes various mechanical tasks to fabricate, assemble and fasten components and subsystems into test fixtures and housings. The candidate will need to operate basic RF test equipment and troubleshoot when necessary. Although previous manufacturing experience is not required, a strong mechanical aptitude is a must. Candidate must be a team player and be committed to continuous improvement with the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment. The position requires that the candidate be a self-starter, a problem solver, and be able to perform with minimal direction while also understanding when to ask for help.


  • Experience fabricating and testing DC and RF cables, cable assemblies and wiring harnesses
  • Experience building and testing DC and RF circuits at the component level
  • Must have experience with a variety of soldering and de-soldering practices and techniques
  • Soldering/de-soldering passive and active components, including Surface Mount Technology
  • Able to assemble, repair and inspect work under a microscope
  • Able to understand circuit schematics and component data sheets
  • Knowledge of standard machine shop processes and machining capabilities
  • Must have a good understanding of machine tool capabilities, limitations and safety of operation
  • Comfortable cutting, bending, drilling and fabrication using various materials, including: steel, stainless and aluminum
  • Safely operate various types of hand tools, hand-held power tools and power tools.
  • Able to understand and work from mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Adhere to safety standards, practices and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Good written and verbal communication; documentation of the work products is important
  • Skilled in listening and interpersonal participation, and able to work with others as part of a team which includes giving and receiving feedback and assisting others in completion of tasks.
  • Proficient with computer systems and applications (basic spreadsheet and word processing)
  • Able to understand and follow a test plan procedure
  • Willing to travel and build test equipment configurations at remote locations
  • Manufacturing experience is a plus
Position Requirements

Education / Certifications:

The successful candidate should have a High School diploma or equivalent, with demonstrated understanding of electronic assembly, wiring and mechanical assembly. A certificate from a trade school, an associate degree, or similar certification with at least 3-5 years of relative experience is required.

Experiences / Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have good manual dexterity, good interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills as well as possess a positive attitude with the ability to work independently. Candidates should be able to accommodate changes in work schedules (including overtime) to meet deadlines.

STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

STR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity, or other personal characteristics, feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their best. We recognize that each employee’s backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential for providing our customers with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. STR’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and engaging talented and diverse professionals is demonstrated by our participation, sponsorship, and support in local and national minority organizations.

Applicants must be US Citizens

Req Number ENG-19-00013  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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