Electronics/RF Technician:

Glendale Arizona

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

RF Characterization and Test Technician reporting to Technology Lab Manager.


Day to Day Responsibilities include significant duties in three areas as noted below:


I. Execute RF coaxial connector qualification testing per customer & MIL specifications

  • Interface with Design Engineering, Product Line Specialist and Applications Engineering to understand specific electrical, mechanical, and/or environmental requirements.
  • Develop test plans in compliance with customer requirements
  • Perform electrical, mechanical and environmental qualification tests to validate production
  • Collect, compile and maintain data in an organized and retrievable manner
  • Produce formal test qualification test reports suitable for presentation to customers

II. R&D prototype test and product characterization

  • Collaborate with Design and Manufacturing Engineering teams in the development of new products by preparing test plans, methods and procedures, preparing samples, conducting tests and compiling data
  • Collaborate with Design to define Critical-to-Quality attributes and define quality plans.
  • Conduct electrical, mechanical and environmental tests to verify the integrity of new designs
  • Collect, compile and maintain data in an organized and retrievable manner
  • Complete work in accordance with Technology team objectives and the prioritized project portfolio. -Coordinate Competitive Analysis activities and document relevant findings

III. Support Quality and Technology functions with root cause analysis of customer facing quality issues

  • Support corrective action teams to address customer field & other MOB issues.
  • Troubleshoot new and existing products to assist in the resolution of manufacturing and application issues.
  • Conduct electrical, mechanical and environmental tests to verify customer findings and support QIT group responses to customers
  • Collect, compile and maintain data in an organized and retrievable manner -Collaborate with other functions to address Stage 4 product or process control issues creating a line-of-sight to achieve Product Quality Architecture targets.
  • Project involvement:
    • Collaborate with and support cross-functional teams in regards to out-sourcing and transfer activities.
    • Provide support for the development of industry standards (e.g. SCTE, IEC, DSCC, IEEE).

Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree in Electronics or equivalent military training
  • 3+ years of experience required

Required Skills:

  • Previous experience (2-3 years minimum) as a RF test technician.
  • Ability to read, understand and comply with customer Source Control Drawings (SCD)
  • Fundamental understanding of RF coaxial transmission and passive component test methods
  • Creation and execution of mechanical, electrical & environmental test plans
  • Able to make sound & timely decisions by blending analytical thinking with practical judgment
  • Use radio frequency, mechanical test and environmental equipment (e.g. vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, tensile test equipment, temperature/humidity chamber)
  • Build Electrical Test Beds using Electrical Characterization equipment such as Signal Generator, Amplifiers, Oscilloscopes, etc to determine the electrical performance of the connector (or) connector assembly.
  • Knowledgeable of general Electrical Characterization techniques such as Calibration, De-embedding, Time-Domain Analysis within the 40MHz to 100GHz frequency spectrum.
  • Able to translate verbal and written instructions into actions
  • Understanding of metrology
  • Demonstrate proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Mechanical aptitude in use of tools, fixtures, gages and test equipment

Required Interpersonal Skills:

  • Willingness and ability to teach/train others
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact with customers on a professional level

Desired Skills:

  • Analysis of competitive products -Knowledge of end-user RF market technologies and applications.
  • Experience in Equipment Integration and Automation software such as LabView, BenchView, etc.
  • Solder Certification is preferred ( such as IPC-A-610, IPC J-STD-001 or equivalent)

Soft Skills:

  • Results oriented -Self-starter with the ability to perform with minimal supervision.
  • Detail oriented
  • Responsive to customer requests
  • Effective and credible communicator
  • Communicate with honesty, clarity and directness.
  • Leader and Team Player

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Basic Qualifications