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Field Technician in Ashburn, VA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Ashburn, VA
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $37.36/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

Position: Field Technician 

Location: Ashburn, VA

Status: 6-month contract

Volt Workforce Solutions is looking for a Field Technician for a 6 month contract with our client based in Ashburn, VA.  

This position is responsible for the performance of RF safety studies, field measurements, troubleshooting, site surveys, path surveys and completing preliminary microwave design. Path surveys are completed in multiple frequency bands such as 5.8GHz, 11GHz, 18GHz and 23GHz. In addition, this position will troubleshoot interference issues in the field using a spectrum analyzer and will interact directly with the end customer to resolve interference and signal level-related issues. This position also conducts microwave design using PathLoss in support of external projects. 

This position works as part of a team with other engineers, technical assistants, project managers, and departments. Candidates for this position must consistently exhibit good customer service skills orally and in writing. This includes satisfactory turn-around time on projects, good organization, keeping the client informed of work status, and being responsive to client requests. 
Candidates must also be able to travel extensively (up to 80% of the time) and function autonomously in the field. Travel will be required when conducting path surveys or field measurements. 

Duties and Responsibilities 
• Perform RF measurements and RF safety studies using a spectrum analyzer or other test equipment 
• Conduct path surveys in the field to verify line-of-sight objectives 
• Conduct site surveys to identify antenna placement locations 
• Conduct site surveys to identify equipment requirements for a microwave installation 
• Design microwave networks using microwave design software tools 
• Conduct troubleshoots and document resolution of interference related issues 
• Serve as liaison between client, industry consultants and internal engineering staff 

Required Skills 
• Ability to travel up to 80% of the time 
• A completed Associates Degree or NCO -AND- 2-5 years relevant experience 
• Extensive experience with a spectrum analyzer 
• Experience with geographic coordinate systems and map datums 
• Demonstrated understanding of interference analysis, microwave design, RF power density measurements and technologies such as GSM, CDMA, GPRS, UMTS, HSDPA, WiMax and LTE 
• Proficiency in Windows suite of office tools. Proficiency in the use of related field equipment such as laser range finder, theodolite and GPS 

Education and Experience 
Minimum of a related Associates Degree with 2-5 years of experience

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer