Trainee for RF Applications Engineer

Job Title
Regional Sales Manager
Job Summary
This Trainee for RF Applications Engineer position is located in our Camarillo, CA. This position is responsible for assisting our technical Applications Support team in providing responses to our customers, our outside sales team, and internal staff. As your knowledge grows, you may be asked to respond to customers directly and travel to customer sites. The Applications Support team assists development engineers at our customers on leading edge designs and presenting Johanson capabilities both 1-on-1 and to large groups of design engineers.
Johanson Technology (JTI) has thousands of customers around the world and we regularly work with the biggest names in electronics providing both niche specialized products and very high volume production.
The primary objectives are:
  • Provide Assistance to our technical staff enabling faster responses to customer requests.
  • To quickly learn and subsequently apply the knowledge on:
    • JTI’s product offering and the merits of each product family.
    • How the products are used in customer circuits.
    • The key performance metrics of each product and how these affect customer circuit performance.
    • The methods to perform testing of each of the key performance metrics for each of the product families (hands on bench testing).
    • Providing thorough, well thought out detailed responses to customer requests.
    • Providing thorough, well thought out detailed responses to customer requests.
    • How JTI’s Applications Engineering works with Marketing developing product datasheets and collateral.
    • How Applications Engineering supports the factory and volume production.
    • The procedure for review of customer specifications and drawings.
Essential Functions
  • Gather test data on various pieces of equipment including Network Analyzers and Impedance Analyzers.
  • Summarize test data in consistent and meaningful formats.
  • Work with JTI’s personnel as required to analyze findings/results.
  • Provide customers with solutions to new and existing designs using Johanson’s complete line of products.
  • Cross Competitor part numbers to Johanson part numbers.
  • Provide environmental certifications in response to customer requests (e.g., RoHS and Reach certificates).
  • Work must be detail oriented that is thorough and comprehensive in scope.
  • Follow JTI’s company policies.
  • Additional or different functions may be assigned to the employee periodically.
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibility / no direct report.
Responsibility for Confidentiality
This position requires confidentiality; the company has many Non-Disclosure Agreements with customers who require confidentiality and occasionally Applications Engineering will work with ITAR controlled documents. As such, US citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Work Environment
This job operates in a standard office environment and occasionally provides factory support. 20% of the time or more, Applications Engineers are traveling, both domestic and international, to visit customers. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers on a daily basis.
Physical & Mental Demands
  • This position requires independent thinking and decision-making.
  • This position requires creativity
  • Many customer engagements will be occurring simultaneously any of which could be very important to the company’s future growth.
  • Many customer engagements will be occurring simultaneously any of which could be very important to the company’s future growth.
  • Daily prioritization will be required.
  • The job requires travel via commercial airlines which are typically 1 to 16 hour flights.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Works with little need for guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions.
  • Performs a wide range of tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions.
  • Free to plan work assignments and schedule to meet long-term goals and objectives.
  • Performs a wide range of complex tasks with little predictability as to their occurrence.
  • Relates sensitive information to diverse groups
  • Must work with diverse groups to obtain consensus on complex issues.
  • Must independently manage a large group performing varied tasks.
  • Persuade or explain complex issues in person or by phone.
Position Type/Expected hours of work
This is a full-time exempt position. Forty or more (40+) hours within a workweek.
Initially, there will be no travel. However as knowledge grows, this position could require 20 to 30% travel both domestic and international.
Required Education and Experience
  • BSEE, Electrical Engineering degree with some RF required; MSEE preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills at the sales and customer level.
  • Strong technical writing ability.
  • Developed judgment, creative problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated time management skills to accomplish short- and long-term assignments
  • Adaptive to changing priorities based on customer needs
  • Basic understanding of circuit board layout
  • Excellent troubleshooting, analysis and problem solving skills
AAP/EEO Statement
Johanson Technology Inc., and Johanson Dielectrics Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job
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