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Norden Millimeter is in need of experienced thin-film Assemblers and Technicians.

Norden Millimeter is Located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills near Placerville, CA. We offer a friendly, and dynamic atmosphere which provides opportunities for career advancement. Norden is a privately held company, with a high level of employee ownership.

Norden Millimeter is an equal opportunity employer and we offer a comprehensive compensation package including competitive salary and benefits, such as paid holidays and vacations, personal time off, medical insurance, AFLAC, & incentive stock options.

Norden is experiencing a high level of growth, and as a result has immediate openings for experienced technicians. Below is a job description of the current openings.


Technician Job Description 

 

Major Responsibilities: Tests, tunes, aligns, troubleshoots and repairs thin film hybrid millimeter and microwave frequency products and multi-function assemblies.

 

Typical Duties:

  • Tests, tunes, aligns, troubleshoots, and repairs circuits and products
  • Inspects components to ensure they meet Quality Assurance (QA) standards and product specifications
  • Ensures Top Level product specifications are accurate
  • Reviews circuit level component specs. and parts lists when new orders are received
  • Interfaces with assemblers regarding parts availability
  • Sets up test procedures
  • Typically identifies problems restricting manufacturing throughput and recommends solutions
  • Typically trains other technicians
  • May perform design tests for engineering
  • May analyze RMA’s and recommend corrective actions as required
  • May be a Product Team leader
  • Above average productivity and ability to work on complex products

 

Equipment used:

·         Sweep Generator ·         Hi-power Stereo Microscope
·         Scalar Analyzer ·         AC/DC Power Supply
·         Spectrum Analyzer ·         Noise Figure Meter & Source Diode
·         Multi-meter ·         Power Meter

 

Education and Experience:

  • Requires HS diploma or equivalent; prefer AS degree in Electronics or equivalent training
  • Requires understanding of RF, DC and electronics theory
  • Requires 5+ years applicable work experience
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination
  • Prefer familiarity with thin film assembly techniques
  • Minimal supervision required

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Technicians are required to remain stationary (sitting or standing) for long periods of time and use hands to handle objects, delicate instruments, and/or controls.
  • Technicians may occasionally be required to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Technicians must have good vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust eye focus to work with a microscope up to 12 hours per day.

 

Work Environment:

  • The manufacturing assembly and test area has equipment with high heat, electricity, and sharp tools.
  • Individuals may be required to handle hazardous materials.

Assembler Job Description

 

Major Responsibilities: Performs with exceptional proficiency all assembly processes for millimeter and microwave frequency components.

 

Typical Duties:

  • Assembles circuits and components through several processes including die attach, wedge bonding, bond coupling, gap welding, and ultrasonic bonding procedures
  • Ensures components meet quality standards with below average defect rate
  • Typically re-works assemblies with below average defect rate.
  • Typically trains other assemblers
  • Typically implements new assembly processes
  • Typically assembles prototypes for engineering
  • Typically performs process setups such as bond pull and die shear testing
  • Typically is an Assembly Team Leader and/or QA Inspector
  • Above average productivity with an extremely low reject rate

 

Equipment used:

·         Die attach station ·         Wedge-wedge bonder
·         Bond pull tester ·         Gap welder
·         Hi-power stereo microscope ·         Coupler bonder
·         Ball Bonder ·         Die Shear Tester

 

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 5+ years applicable work experience required
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination
  • Minimal supervision required

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Assemblers are required to remain stationary (sitting or standing) for long periods of time and use hands to handle objects, delicate instruments, and/or controls.
  • Assemblers may occasionally be required to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Assemblers must have good vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust eye focus to work with a microscope up to 12 hours per day.

 

Work Environment:

  • The manufacturing assembly and test area has equipment with high heat, electricity, and sharp tools.
  • Individuals may be required to handle hazardous materials.

 

 

RF Millimeter Wave Design Engineer Description 

 

Major Responsibilities: Provide electrical design, technical analysis and /or resolution of engineering problems for RF and millimeter wave hardware. Supervise subordinate engineers and designers. Provide coordination of engineering project members to compete engineering projects.

Typical Duties & Expectations:

  • Developing RF hardware including amplifiers, frequency converters, and transceivers
  • Supporting development of system architecture
  • RF circuit design analysis and PWB layout
  • Deriving RF hardware design requirements from system level specifications
  • Analyze complex engineering problems and offer effective resolutions
  • Coordination of activities between the cross-functional team and design team that facilitates creation, review, and release of Product Requirements, and Design Specifications.
  • Review of product documentation for accuracy including documentation intended for customer use.
  • Review and evaluation of product design through informal and formal design reviews as well as through design verification test plans and reports.
  • Evaluation of product non-conformances and recommendation of design modifications.
  • Mentoring engineers and technicians

Equipment used:

  • Personal Computer
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Sage Quantum (Accounting)
  • Circuit simulation software
  • PWB layout software
  • MRP software

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 years of related experience
  • Must have experience as a project lead on complex, multi-discipline engineering design
  • RF and mixed-signal experience for 500 MHz to 110 GHz required
  • Experience testing and debugging hardware using common RF test equipment (spectrum analyzers and network analyzers)
  • Demonstrated experience with managing requirements, maintaining budgets, Performing detailed analysis, component selection, schematic creation, and supporting build/test of RF/Millimeter wave components and subsystems.
  • Ability to meet project deadlines and exceed key performance indicators
  • Ability to perform under pressure and excellent time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required, with the ability to prepare written specifications and contract documents.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret level DoD security clearance preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Climb stairs
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch
  • Use hands and arms to reach for, grasp and manipulate objects

Job Type: Full-time