R&D Lab Coordinator

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Date: Jul 13, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


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. 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 creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, 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 can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 50045 

R&D Lab Coordinator


Summary:  Responsible for all testing functions in an RF lab.


1.  Manage and coordinate lab activities in support of product development

• Coordinates test system schedules to monitor utilization and additional needs

• Consults with project team leads to accommodate staff and test system resource needs 

• Determine short term and long term lab needs to support new product development 

• Provides technical assistance to engineers and technicians when needed

• Organizes monthly R&D lab staff meetings with local and remote site members


3.  Planning, active management, and maintenance of lab facilities, equipment, and supplies

• Manages automated test systems, RF component inventory, and yearly calibration schedules

• Participates in the definition and implementation of corporate ESD policies

• Ensures compliance with quality regulations and participate in the ISO9001/IATF-16949 audit

• Orders and maintains a sufficient stock of RF lab supplies

• Capital equipment planning, management, and purchasing

• Plans and executes R&D lab expansion activities

• Installs automation software patches and firmware updates

• Troubleshoots and repairs test equipment as necessary

• Assists other design centers with test setup issues, innovative tests and troubleshooting ideas

• Setup and reconfigures test benches for project specific needs


Job Requirements:

Candidate must possess an Associates’ Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics and/or 6 years’ experience working as an RF Lab Supervisor/Manager, previous experience with RF test and measurements.

- An understanding of basic RF measurement equipment; component/system level troubleshooting and repair. 

- Preferably has hands-on experience testing RF power amplifiers.

- The candidate must have excellent communication skills.

- Ensures lab processes are optimized, efficient and have a continuous improvement mindset

- Strong critical thinker with a focus on process improvement

- Previous experience with the following equipment/tools:  RF spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, multimeters, power meters, RF amplifiers, power supplies, probe stations, and RF sources is required. An understanding of RF       component characteristics, performance advantages, and trade-offs. PXI knowledge is a plus


 Software Knowledge:

                MS Windows Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and etc.)

                Test equipment communication schemes and utilization (PXI, VISA, SCPI, GPIB, etc.)



Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics.  Understand of Scattering Parameter measurements and RF system calibration methodologies (Scalar/Vector Error Correction). Experience with cellular handset signals and measurements (2G/3G/4G/4.5G).

Working knowledge of MS Visio, Atlassian JIRA, Autodesk AutoCAD and C/C++













Skyworks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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