RF Design Verification Test Technician
Cedar Rapids, IA 
Posted 8 days ago
Job Description

If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution.Through our broad technology expertise and one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, we are Connecting Everyone and Everything, All the Time.

At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management, and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creative thinking. We value open communication, mutual trust, and respect. We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together are changing the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID:72660

Position Summary

The Cedar Rapids design center is seeking a full-time RF Technician to join our Mobile Solutions team to contribute to industry-leading development of Power Amplifier (PAM) and Front End (FEM) module solutions for the fast paced and highly competitive cellular handset market. Cedar Rapids, IA is a vibrant city with low traffic, low cost of living, quality schools, and plenty to do in the form of great restaurants, sports, live music, theatre, hiking, biking and more! Skyworks is one of the most cutting edge and impactful players helping people connect across the globe. In this role you will provide technician and engineering support, help with assembly, and assist with various tasks in a lab environment. #LI-DB1

Job Responsibilities

* Primary task is to properly execute DVT work requests using test programs provided by the design or test engineer and provide initial screening of measurement results
* Schedule and scrutinize DVT work requests for completeness and identify areas requiring additional clarification, resources, or test program development for new or unusual requirements
* Must maintain a strong customer focus and proactively communicate priority conflicts and potential or actual schedule slips while maintaining the high level of throughput necessary to support Skyworks dynamic and diverse product mix
* Become proficient in test setup debug and troubleshooting to ensure we successfully meet our primary responsibility. Maintain an engineering notebook to document proper test setups, terminology, troubleshooting techniques, issues encountered, etc.
* May also participate in new test program development or debug using C/C++ and occasional test fixture design, construction, and documentation
* You will support a wide variety of critical activities as part of the Design-Verification-Test (DVT) scope, including the following:
* Customer driven compliance or pre-compliance with specifications
* Golden Unit characterization to establish the specification baseline for pre-production builds
* Customer device sampling during product development phases
* Test of Skyworks devices within customer reference designs
* Cross-functional team design-of-experiments efforts
* Component second sourcing assessments
* Pre-screen of evaluation board build for early failure identification
* Dynamic offload of design bench testing due to resource constraints


* Associate Degree in EE Tech Program or equivalent years of applicable work experience
* Good troubleshooting skills
* Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
* Familiarity with measuring, tuning, optimizing RF and/or analog/mixed-signal IC's
* Excellent communication skills with an eagerness to continually learn, a passion to win/contribute, and ability to work in and thrive in a team environment

* A strong understanding of RF fundamentals, analog design concepts, PA concepts, wireless knowledge, test equipment operation and test equipment automation is critical for success


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD$47,600 -$83,200per year. Starting base pay will depend on relevant experience and skills, training and education, business needs, market demands, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different base pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S. include access to healthcare benefits (including a premium-free medical plan option), a 401(k) plan and company match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid time off (including vacation, sick/wellness, parental leave), among others. Employees are eligible to participate in an incentive plan, and certain roles are also eligible for additional awards, including recognition and stock. These incentives and awards are based on individual and/or company performance.

Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations@skyworksinc.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
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