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Microchip Technology Associate Engineer-Product in Lowell, Massachusetts


Microchip Technology Company - Discrete Products Group (DPG) offers one of the industry's most comprehensive power and RF/microwave discrete semiconductor product portfolios. The DPG encompasses two business units, the Power Discrete & Modules BU and the RF/Microwave Discretes BU. Markets the PDM & RF/MW Discretes BU's address include: alternative energy, industrial, medical, defense, commercial aviation, communications, embedded systems, motor control, power solutions, sensors and security.


As a new college graduate, you will be responsible for aiding the RF/Microwave Design with test and alignment of GaAs and GaN RF/Microwave transistors, modules and pallets. The successful graduate will be trained in know-how to implement testing, perform characterization and de-bug of RF/MW amplifiers, switches, limiters, frequency converters and related components.


  • Under mentorship, provide a variety of engineering support functions of a standard and non-standard nature.

  • Aid and support Development Engineers in testing RF Power Transistors and Integrated Circuits with the purpose of DC/RF/Thermal characterization, troubleshooting, tuning evaluation boards to customer specifications, environmental and stress qualifications.

  • Understand and help generate test reports and document component changes.

  • Learn how to configure, program and calibrate test benches.

  • Become familiar with set-up and operation of wide variety of test stands while gaining a knowledge of instrumentation theory and measurement.

  • Work in a research, design/development manufacturing and/or production environment.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications (including experience, education and skills required):

  • Degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering. MSC preferred.

  • Knowledge of basic microwave terminology.

  • Basic understanding of circuits, matching and transistor devices.

  • Ability to read and understand schematics.


  • BSEE.

  • The ideal candidate will have an interest in microwave and high frequency engineering

  • Familiarity with Transistor and Amplifier modes of operation, RF/Microwave Measurement techniques and equipment and basic microwave circuit concepts.

  • Capable of soldering components on boards.

  • Skills: Exposure to Electrical test and align of evaluation circuits and boards.

  • Must be independent and proactive.

  • Must be able to deal with a fast paced working environment.

ITAR Statement

This job requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of either US citizenship, Permanent US residency or classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).


Microchip Corp. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We are committed to inclusion and diversity.