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Radio Communication or RF Technician

  • Sioux City, IA
  • Mason City, IA
  • Columbus, NE
  • Fort Dodge, IA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, service and install two-way radio wireless communications systems for Fire, Police, Ambulance, Government Agencies and Commercial businesses.
  • Troubleshoot and repair two-way radio equipment, voice and data communication equipment, update radio equipment databases, construct electronic/radio frequency circuits, test and evaluate new equipment and technologies.
  • Triage and repair radio infrastructure, including portable and mobile radios.
  • Equipment includes but is not limited to Motorola, and LTR Trunking systems, wide area coverage systems, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, Paging Systems, and Motorola and Zetron Console Systems.
  • Complete job tickets and other required work documents.
  • Assist as ground support in antenna/cable installation or system maintenance work.
  • Receive and make radio service calls.
  • Ability to work after hours and be on-call.


  • Education: High School Degree or GED Equivalent.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in electronics, radio technology, or related technical field.
    • Experience using communications test equipment such as RF Signal Generators, Network and Spectrum Analyzers, Wattmeter, Frequency Meters, Deviation meter, etc.
    • Experience with wireless equipment including base transmitters, antenna systems, radio trunking and microwave networks is considered a plus.
    • Experience with Motorola is considered a plus.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Licenses/Certifications, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to successfully complete within 6 months of employment or already possess the MECP, ETA or CET basic installation technical exams.
  • Must acquire all appropriate licenses and certifications to operate equipment needed to perform tasks, as required by management and maintain in good standing at all times.
  • Ability to use math including formulas to determine circuit design, measure load, operate test equipment, make voltage conversion.
  • Mechanically inclined and proven ability to troubleshoot problems and look for solutions.
  • Must possess and maintain in good standing at all times a valid State issued driver’s license.
  • Ability to operate company vehicle safely and in compliance with applicable state laws and company policies.
  • Ability to demonstrate a proficiency in the use of desktop and laptop PCs.
  • Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized, a team player and a quick learner with a positive attitude.
  • Able to demonstrate respect for all individuals, adhere to the Company’s values and business practices and do both consistently.
  • Consistent performance and attendance.

Physical Requirements:

  • Use hand tools and test equipment such as volt meters, ammeters, spectrum analyzers and service monitors.
  • Ability to lift, pull and lower equipment manually.
  • Ability to perform work at a bench/desk, or in a crouched, kneeling, stooping or squatting position for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work from aerial devises, ladders, platforms utilizing safety harness, body belt and safety trap.
  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 50lbs.

Working Conditions:

  • This is a full-time position. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm with a 1 hour, unpaid lunch.
  • May require working long hours, weekends, or on-call as needed.
  • Work either in the field or in a shop/office environment.
  • May work in severe weather conditions.
  • Exposure to radio frequency energy levels complying with OSHA safe limits.

Electronic Engineering is a drug-free work place. All applicants must take a pre-employment drug test and obtain a negative result as a condition of employment.

State Background Check and Fingerprinting will be required due to security clearances needed for some jobs.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Pay is commensurate with experience.
  • Employees at Electronic Engineering Co enjoy competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package including medical/dental insurance, life insurance, FSA, 401K, vacation/personal days and paid holidays. Additional compensation is available for service calls run after hours.
  • Company vehicle provided for jobs off-site.
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