me as my phone had previously seemed indestructible for I have dropped it many, many times. But alas, my latest failure proved fatal for my phone and I found myself in an Apple store over the weekend sourcing a replacement.I have had an iPhone for almost three years now and I love it. It has been a great phone for me and I have been happy to upgrade with each new release. The latest is the iP4 and it's super cool. No, I stayed with AT &T. They have been reliable. And you know what they say about "If it ain't broke...," And in this case, only my screen was broke.Over the years, I have been harassed by Palm loners, Blackberry snobs, and Android geeks. I stuck with the iPhone because I loved it - pretty simple really. Dependability breeds loyalty. Thus, I am loyal. Finding the right phone for me was a chore. I have only been a cell phone user for ten years and a smart phone junkie for three. But the bottom line is that I appreciate the unfailing consistency I have encountered. Granted, not everyone has had the same experience as I - and if they have not, I am sure they moved on.Reliability is not something to be taken for granted. Nor is it a quality that is easy to exude. Humans are naturally lazy. We look for the easy way out - always. It is why we innovate incessantly. We want it better, faster, and cheaper. Unfortunately, not everything should be done faster and cheaper. Our microwaved Sesame Street mentality has bred a world full of discontent and anxious working class. Individuals who crave the next best thing - now! "Fail fast" works in tech development, but not so much in client or business relations. Learning to change pace and shift gears is one of the hardest skills to master. Slowing down and enjoying a conversation is a lost art in business nowadays. We want everything yesterday and we expect quality to be supreme but we continually "fail fast" at creating lasting relationships because we have forgotten how to be friends, how to earn the return call. These are the days of retention. Retaining a client list. Retaining a pod of happy hiring managers. Retaining a CRM of candidates that will take your call, return your call, refer you or to you. Retaining trust. Retaining reliability. Are you up for it?by rayannethorn…
Test, tune and troubleshoot microwave frequency antennas using network analyzers and antenna measurement equipment; engage in indoor and outdoor antenna testing, measurement and tuning for spec. compliance.
1. Work from assembly drawings, schematics, interconnect diagrams, wiring diagrams, written and verbal instructions, test procedures, layouts or defined plans as well as conduct a variety of tests including manufacturing verification, engineering tests, operational tests and fault isolation to component level.
2. Record test data and performs routine analyses to check applicability and completeness of data. Analyses results, prepares reports of findings and discusses implications of results with supervisor or design originator.
3. Contributes to redesign and modification of lab test equipment. Recommends modification to established test procedures and techniques to improve efficiency of test operations.
4. May perform test designs for Engineering.
5. Maintain a clean and orderly work area in concert with Lean 5S guidelines.
6. Provide input into the continual product and/or process improvement.
7. Practice safety guidelines in accordance with SAS and OSHA regulations.
8. Facilitate work teams for process improvements and problem solving.
9. Perform other duties as necessary.
10. Competent operator of roof top and slant antenna test ranges to provide antenna pattern testing.
11. Competent in testing of antenna feed structures.
12. Capable of TCDL RFE testing.
1. Exceed first pass yield by 95%.
2. Ensure customer delivery requirements are achieved.
3. Participate in proactive efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
4. Comply with company policies, practices and procedures.
5. Handle changing deadlines and priorities.
6. Support ISO 9000-2000, lean manufacturing.
7. Assist in the paperless work environment.
8. Efficient in compiling electronic test verification data.
We are looking for a Senior antenna range technician. All candidates will need to have extensive experience in range testing of microwave antennas and be familiar with setting up microwave range facilities for complex acceptance testing to customer specifications. Candidates need to be us citizens and have or capable of obtaining a US government secret security clearance.
1. Two year technical degree or military RF/Radar schooling.
2. 5 + years in range testing of microwave antennas.
3. Familiar with setting up microwave range facilities for complex acceptance testing to customer specifications.
4. Experience with RF VNA and scalar network analyzer.
5. Located regionally (around 300 miles).
6. US Citizen.
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