• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products via PF Here!

Any RF/Microwave Engineers here?

  • Thread starter BryanP
  • Start date
191
0
I'm thinking about applying to an RF Engineering position at Northrop-Grumman, but I want to know the "day" of any RF engineers here.

What do you do?

How would you rate your average load of work (low,medium,high)?

How do you feel about your job (happy, stressed out/negative, thinking about leaving)?

Any other information would be great.
 
1,464
3
I'm working on to be a RF/microwave engineer. I've talked with many of them, and one thing they share in common is the addiction. There is something about RF that draws certain people to the field. Workload I suppose is like any other I suppose. Companies come up with absurd deadlines, but the designs get completed five months after anyways. Many are hams too.
 
191
0
Thanks for the information waht.

Any other inputs?
 
27
0
I work with them daily. I do some RF work, but not too much.

Believe it or not, you will not be doing RF all the time while employed at any defense company. There is so much extra BS that has to be done (paperwork, documents, addressing system problems, etc) that if you truly wanted a RF position, you'd have to be one that's really really good at it. Only a handful or small amount get to do RF.

I work at a larger defense contractor in the RF group and not all do RF. Most of the RF guys are a little bit older. They seem to like their job? I can't tell. But, even if they hated it, they probably couldn't quit because of their families and trouble of relocating at their age.

On the other hand, I know it's a very rewarding career because my manager is a RF guy and as been ever since he graduated. How many RF guys can you find versus digital designers?
 
37
0
Nice thread. I plan on getting into RF/Microwave engineering as a depth in my EEE program.
 
I was an RF Systems Engineer in the past and all I was doing was analyzing a spreadsheet all day. It was hell!
 
I'm studying to be RF/Microwave engneering
 

Related Threads for: Any RF/Microwave Engineers here?

Replies
2
Views
3K
Replies
4
Views
6K
  • Posted
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Posted
Replies
3
Views
272
  • Posted
Replies
16
Views
7K
  • Posted
Replies
6
Views
808
Replies
3
Views
3K
  • Posted
Replies
12
Views
3K

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving
Top