Associate Engineer, RF

General Communication   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Telecommunications

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Not Specified years

Posted 36 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Associate Engineer RF will apply engineering principles to design, plan and implement the company and customer networks including satellite, microwave and other wireless or Radio Frequency transmission systems. Provide expert engineering support to all of the company’s internal customers. Select and evaluate new equipment, and technologies for delivering products and services.

Position’s Customer(s): All of GCI’s internal customers and business units.

DUTIES PERFORMED AT ALL LEVELS:

  • • Focus: RF transmission engineering
  • • Compose installation specifications; work may include configuring, programming, wiring and testing radio frequency and ancillary equipment
  • • Compile technical reports
  • • Equipment qualification including, but not limited to: satellite modems, frequency converters, high-power amplifiers, antennas, microwave radios, PCS equipment, MMDS equipment, LMDS equipment.
  • • Serve as an Engineering consultant within the department and to other business units to evaluate/resolve issues using engineering principles.

Additional Job Requirements: Entry level within the telecommunications Engineering discipline with a focus on Radio Frequency (RF). Requires the ability to provide technical/engineering related assistance to higher-level staff. Assist in the design, planning and implementation of networks including satellite, microwave and other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) transmission systems. Provide engineering support to all internal customers. Assist in the selection and evaluation of new equipment and technologies for delivering products and services.

Essential Duties for this position:

  • • Compose installation specifications; work may include configuring, programming, wiring and testing radio frequency and ancillary equipment.
  • • Compile technical reports, such as communications system performance and usage reports, usage forecasts, project equipment specifications and budgets.
  • • Equipment qualification including, but not limited to: satellite modems, frequency converters, high-power amplifiers, antennas, microwave radios, PCS equipment, MMDS equipment, LMDS equipment.
  • • Technology comparisons including, but not limited to, multiple access technologies, communications duplexing technologies, and communications protocols.

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects
  • • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • • Computer skills, to include MS Office and excel, and spreadsheets, project management skills desired
  • • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate support from matrixed organizations and team members who are not direct reports
  • • Ability to think analytically, logically and strategically
  • • Effective time management and planning skills
  • • Knowledgeable of RF transmission engineering such as satellite or microwave path design.
  • • The ability to work independently and within a team on projects
  • • The ability to do complete projects without daily supervision, on time and within scope
  • • Continuing education in RF transmission engineering, and telecommunications
  • Minimum experience in satellite, microwave, or relevant field.
  • Experience within a telecommunications industry preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates’ degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Telecommunications or related field is required.
  • In addition to minimum experience required, a combination of relevant education and work experience sufficient to perform the duties of the job may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
  • Certifications: Industry specific certifications highly valued and may contribute toward education.

Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary office work with some travel to remote locations across the state of Alaska and Washington where indoor and outdoor work may be required. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, using hand tools and repetitive motions. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Working Conditions: Majority of all work will be performed in an office environment. Some weekend and holiday work may be required to support remotely located field personnel.

The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact numbers.

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

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