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Microchip Technology Engineer Technician in Lowell, Massachusetts



Microchip Technology Overview

Microchip Technology’s 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: Instrumentation, military and commercial space, RADAR, Avionics, Sensors and communications, alternative energy, ISM, embedded systems, motor control, power solutions, sensors and security.

Microchip offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Our products in Lowell include industry leading RF and MW semiconductor GaAs, GaN and SiGe products including:

  • Discete GaN Transistors, MMIC’s, Modules and Pallets

  • GaAs MMIC products from DC to 65 GHz including MMIC Amplifiers, switches & Pre-Scalers

  • RFMW Varactor, PIN, and Shottky diodes for switching and limiting applications.

What does Microchip offer to you?

Working side-by-side with some of the brightest minds and most innovative people in the industry, you won't just fill a position; you'll be given an opportunity to work on a team where your contributions matter. If you have a good idea - it has no borders at Microchip. As a Sr Technician-Engineering, you will be challenged and encouraged to discover the power of innovation. If this sounds like the kind of environment you'd like to participate in, we invite you to apply!

We can offer you:

  • Challenging work that provides clear objectives and continuous feedback

  • Mentors who offer guidance and support for your overall career goals

  • Opportunities to apply your technical education in an environment with a variety of processes / products

Job Summary:

Microchip is seeking a Sr Technician-Engineering to join our development team. As the Sr Technician-Engineering, you will be responsible for aiding the RF/Microwave Design with assembly, test and alignment of GaAs and GaN RF/Microwave transistors, modules and pallets.

The successful candidate will have the experience and know-how to implement testing, perform characterization and de-bug of RF/MW amplifiers, switches, limiters, frequency converters and related components.

What are your Responsibilities?

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

  • Support Development Engineers in testing and aligning 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.

  • Generate test reports and document component changes.

  • Configure and calibrate test benches.

  • Determine set-up and operation of wide variety of test stands involving a thorough knowledge of instrumentation theory and measurement.

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

  • Other duties as assigned.


What do you need to be a Microchip Engineering Technician?

  • ASEE or equivalent education and experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a technician, 10 years preferred.

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

  • Capable of bonding and tuning.

  • Capable of soldering components on boards.

  • Electrical test and alignment of evaluation circuits and boards.

  • Knowledge of basic microwave terminology.

  • Proficient in circuits, matching and transistor devices.

  • Ability to read and understand schematics.

  • 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer

Microchip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled / Veterans / Minorities / Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Applicants with Disabilities

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send us an email here with "Applicant Accommodation Request" in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call us at 480-730-7330 to let us know the nature of your request.