Engineering Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-285192
    • Job Location: Syosset, NY
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/12/2022
    • Years of Experience: 8+
    • Radford Job Code: 08241-08244
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Job Description


Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. develops and delivers a wide range of products, services and solutions that support government and commercial customers around the world. We specialize in delivering mission-critical systems, advanced technologies and engineering solutions in areas ranging from unmanned solutions to space systems, secure communications, C5ISR, training and more. With offices across the United States and in technology centers around the globe, our people are dedicated to solving complex challenges that demand creative, innovative thinking.


Under minimal supervision of an engineer, provides technical support on engineering projects relating to design, test, repair, troubleshooting, fabrication, assembly and production of electronic hardware.


  • Provides technical support on engineering projects as required by engineers.
  • Perform electrical and environmental tests on prototype circuits and subsystems, using test procedures or general instruction from engineers.
  • Assists engineers in analysis of engineering process.
  • Conducts tests on company product using standard and special test equipment. 
  • Reads/utilizes procedures and performance specifications to perform tests.
  • Optimize circuit performance for manufacturability and prepare information for transfer to production.
  • Works with Manufacturing and Quality Control as required.
  • Provide support to customers and manufacturing on production products as required.
  • Maintains/demonstrates proper use and care of assigned tools and equipment.

 Non-Essential Job Duties (formerly Other Job Functions)

  • Performs additional technical tasks, as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned


This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities

Experience and Skills



  • Working knowledge of calibrating and using Vector Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, Digital Scopes and other instrumentation for testing at RF and Microwave frequencies.
  • Measure VSWR, Noise, Amplitude/Phase, Gain, Switching Response, Compression point, Harmonics etc.
  • Working with IF and RF products including Amplifiers, Limiters, Mixers, Analog/Digital Control Devices, Frequency Sources and Microwave Integrated Assemblies at RF, Microwave and mm-wave frequencies.
  • Work with Engineer to tune and to optimize components and Microwave Assemblies using microscope.   Experience with bonding and soldering micro-electronics components is a plus
  • Ability to build test fixtures and bread-boards from schematics.
  • Perform basic environmental screening
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules



  • Associates degree in Electronics or technical school training in electronics or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of eight years electronics technician experience
  • Two years in an engineering environment
  • Security Clearance
  • Familiarity with RF and electronic test equipment (Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters etc.)

As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8th 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th 2021, subject to approved medical, religious or other accommodation


Job Benefits

Kratos offers:

  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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