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Norsat International Inc.

RF Electrical Engineer

Canada-British Columbia-Richmond


Job Description

Department: Engineering

Reports to: Director of R&D

Location: 110 – 4020 Viking Way, Richmond, BC V6V 2L4


Norsat is expanding its Engineering team!  Come join us during this exciting time!  As a RF Electrical Engineer within the versatile engineering team, you will act as a technical champion for our products.  You will play an integral role in designing new products/solutions and enhancing/maintaining our existing products, especially in the following areas:  RF circuits, synthesizer circuits, waveguide components and filters/RF component and system testing.  If you have extensive RF experience, we want to hear from you!


  • Participate in the design and manufacturing of BUCs (block upconverters) and SSPAs (solid state power amplifiers);
  • Customize and modify existing circuits;
  • Participate in the design of RF power amplifiers, including layout and process/assembly techniques and issues;
  • Convert requirements into conceptual designs and develop prototypes;
  • Assist with product development;
  • Provide guidance to manufacturers to ensure designs are implemented correctly
  • Troubleshoot design issues;
  • Work with Operations/Production to resolve manufacturing problems;
  • Provide technical analysis for proposal writing activities;
  • Provide technical analysis to show designs meet requirements


  • BSc in Electrical Engineering;
  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience in RF design;
  • Rich experience designing RF components, especially power amplifiers, synthesizers and related circuitry;
  • Good knowledge of EM theory;
  • Design Experience for RF circuits for frequencies above 10GHz.
  • Hands-on experience with schematic capture & PCB layout;
  • Hands-on experience building, integrating and troubleshooting circuits;
  • Hands-on experience testing RF circuits and components;
  • Experience designing waveguide components and analog and digital circuitry;
  • Experience designing for manufacturability;
  • Thorough understanding of RF assembly processes;
  • Experience with the following software:  ADS, EMPro, HFSS, Altium, Waspnet;
  • Familiarity with Agile and Solid Works considered an asset


  • $70,000 to $100,000 depending on experience
  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
  • AD&D & life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Group RRSP Program

Security Screening Requirement:

Norsat is a secure facility, thus all employment is contingent upon the selected candidate’s successful clearance from federal security screenings, including Criminal Record Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email applications must include subject line “RF Electrical Engineer (JB125)”:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Contact Information

Norsat International Inc.
Posting Date: 03-Aug-2017Construction/Trade Permanent, Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000/yr 1 ASAP
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