Radio Frequency Technician

Job Title Radio Frequency Technician
Job Reference 022/18/NH
Post Type Full time / Permanent
Division Technical
Salary information £25,499 to £29,999 (Discretionary range to £34,499)
Application deadline Open Vacancy

Job Description

This role will support the Radio Frequency (RF) Group with testing of components, manufacture of cables and equipment, maintenance, design and development, collection and presentation  of data analysis.


  • Contribute to the overall work of the RF Group with particular responsibility for certain aspects of the RF systems, including; Ensuring that a good supply of RF connectors, splitters, cables and other RF components are available and in good condition; Characterisation and calibration of a variety of RF components; General spares holding and stock check of all components; Manufacture and assembly of test equipment and auxiliary systems;
  • Responsible for providing Operating instructions and training as requested by Group Leader or line manager but including systems assembled and tested in 1 above;
  • Contribute to the general commissioning, system calibration, system set-up and other studies related to the RF systems;
  • Assist in the drawing up of manufacturing and test specifications;
  • Assist in the design and build of ‘in house’ test equipment;
  • Assist in the development of RF equipment as required;
  • Work closely with other members of the RF Group on RF, electrical and mechanical areas and projects;
  • Supervision of procurement contracts including witnessing of factory tests;
  • Supervision of Contractors and Technicians;
  • To carry out additional tasks and responsibilities as nominated by the Line Manager or Group Leader subject to appropriate knowledge, experience and training;
  • Comply with, and where appropriate contribute to the development of, Diamond Health and Safety procedures and policies;
  • Contribute/Responsible for ensuring safe working practices, relating to the maintenance and operation of the amplifier systems. This includes developing procedures and monitoring that people are working safely;
  • Flexible approach to the working conditions, working hours and environment.

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • A good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in Physics or an appropriate branch of Engineering;
  • Basic electronics testing;
  • Some professional experience;
  • A desire to learn and face new challenges;
  • A willingness to take on a variety of tasks;
  • An ability to work independently, as well as to contribute effectively as part of a larger team; 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Radio Frequency Engineering;
  • Experience with electronic test equipment (oscilloscope, spectrum analyser, network analyser etc.).

Further Information

  • Occasional travel on company business, usually within the UK and with occasional overnight stays;
  • Occasional shift work during commissioning and in support of regular operations.

Applying for employment

For further details on applying for employment at Diamond, please visit our 'Application Form' page.

Appointments will be made depending on the skills and experience of the candidate. Electronic Diamond application forms in MS-Word are preferred. These should be emailed to

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