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RF Lab Technician
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Semtech Corporation | San Jose, CA
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Job Description

RF Engineering Technician

Part-Time - San Jose

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. As our future market opportunities have increased in recent years, we have continued to invest in disruptive analog platforms and have created innovative new solutions for a wide range of leading edge products. The Wireless and Sensing Product Group located in our San Jose has unique expertise in system level platform solutions .

Job Summary

This role performs detailed RF performance characterization of devices used in LoRaWAN IoT wireless networks. The selected candidate will utilize their knowledge of python to enable 3D measurement of radiated signals from battery powered devices serving a plethora of applications. The devices under test vary from simple wireless temperature sensors to remote thermal imaging sensors, leak detection sensors, air quality sensors, and GNSS positioning sensors. The gathered data will be used to inform manufacturers about the relative merits of their devices via a detailed report and summary.

The candidate will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of radio propagation, antenna behavior, LoRaWAN protocol, RF test equipment, IoT devices, and the python programming language.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Testing and measurement of LoRaWAN IoT radio devices and gateways.
* Operation of RF measurement equipment and python based lab automation scripts.
* Generation of summaries of relevant measurements and indication of supporting data for those summaries.
* Development and or modification of existing python scripts to address unique devices and measurement conditions


* Currently enrolled in a BSEE or MSEE program
* Prior experience as an engineering interns or lab technician utilizing python in a lab environment
* Python programming to perform automated lab measurements
* Familiarity with basic electrical properties, Voltage, Current and Power, to assure safe operation of the devices under test.
* Ability to use diverse lab test equipment
* Familiarity with both Windows and Linux workstations.
* Desire to learn and further develop technical skills.
* Detail oriented.
* Good communications and interpersonal skills.
* Must be familiar with standard safety regulations and procedures for electronics labs.
* General knowledge of semiconductor devices, ESD, and hardware commonly used in an electronics lab is necessary.


Incumbent must be able to work approximately 20 hours per week while enrolled in school

About Semtech Corporation

Semtech Corporation is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. The Company designs, produces and markets a range of products that are sold principally to customers in the high-end consumer, industrial, computing and communications end markets. The Company has two product segments, both of which consist of semiconductor products: Standard Semiconductor Products, and Rectifier, Assembly and Other Products. A majority of its sales come from the Standard Semiconductor Products segment, and includes integrated circuits (ICs) and discrete components designed for use in standard and specific applications. Through the Rectifier, Assembly and Other Products segment, the Company designs, develops and markets a line of power discrete products consisting of rectifiers, assemblies (packaged discrete rectifiers) and other products. Its end customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers, including Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, Cisco and Dell. (Source: 10-K)