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Title: RF Engineer - Switch Mode RF Power Generation

Rochester, NY - January 27, 2021 - MKS Instruments is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Switch Mode RF Power Generation Designer.

Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion. As a valued and trusted partner to our customers, we are continually pushing the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms our world and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you.

Job Overview:

  • Research and Development position focused on high performance RF power generation equipment used in state-of-the-art plasma processing tools
  • Switch mode RF power amplifier (e.g. Class D) circuit/system design, simulation, and testing (including schematic capture and pc board layout)
  •  Design of high power RF combiners and power/impedance sensors
  • Evaluation of new power device technology (e.g. Silicon Carbide, Gallium Nitride)
  • Validating performance in real-world situations (e.g. in a plasma processing environment)
  • Working with software and controls engineers to optimize performance and reliability

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  • BSEE or equivalent and >3 yrs experience in a power electronics-related field
  • Experience with design and/or testing of high power (>1 kW) power conversion systems
  • Broad professional objectives: deep knowledge in power electronics with interests and curiosity in the adjacent fields of software, digital electronics, controls, physics
  • Experience and interest with system and circuit simulation tools (e.g. MATLAB, Simulink, SPICE, etc.)
  • Strong theoretical background in electronics
  • Interest and experience in testing power electronics (e.g. network analyzers, oscilloscopes, power meters)
  • Basic understanding of control system theory
  • Good writing skills (proposals, specifications, test reports, engineering analyses, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skills a must
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment with purchasing, manufacturing engineering, etc.

Apply for the RF Engineer - Switch Mode job online here.

View all open MKS Instruments Jobs here.

Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, for positions requiring access to export-controlled goods and technical data that are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR), MKS Instruments. Inc. may have to obtain an export license from the U.S. Government. As such, applicants for these positions, except "U.S. persons" (generally defined as U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (e.g., Green Card holders), and individuals who is granted status as a "protected person" under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), such as refugees and asylees, may be subject to an export license review process. Employment is contingent upon issuance of the license.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.


About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, electronic control technology, reactive gas generation and delivery, power generation and delivery, vacuum technology, lasers, photonics, optics, precision motion control, vibration control and laser-based manufacturing systems solutions. We also provide services relating to the maintenance and repair of our products, installation services and training. Our primary served markets include semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense.




Katie McAuliffe

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Corporate Human Resources

MKS Instruments, Inc.

90 Industrial Way

Wilmington, MA 01887

Direct: 978-284-4033

Main: 978-645-5500

Cell: 978.758.9834

E-Mail: katie.mcauliffe@mksinst.com

Website: www.mksinst.com



Posted January 28, 2021

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