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Vacuum Tube Electrical Engineer/Physicist

Job ID: 197634
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Electrical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description



  • Researches, designs, develops, modifies, evaluates and tests a variety of electronic equipment and systems, including radar and radiation detection equipment; radio, television and other communications equipment and systems; circuitry components; analog and digital computers; and control and test equipment.  
  • Conducts experimental tests on equipment and evaluates results.  
  • Develops specifications for selecting components and equipment to use.   
  • May also review vendors' abilities to support development.  



  • Electrical Engineer or Physicist Bachelors and ten (10) years or more experience; Masters and five (5) years or more experience preferred.


  • Must be able to obtain secret security clearance.


  • Experience with high and ultra-high vacuum technology, vacuum electronics manufacturing techniques and processes such as vacuum and hydrogen brazing, TIG and resistance welding, rf measurements, reverse engineering, developing engineering drawings.

Desired Qualifications

  • Failure analysis experience, thorough understanding of thermionic dispenser cathodes, optical microscopy, design/development of high voltage test stations. 
  • Performance testing of microwave TWTs, klystrons, CFAs, magnetrons. 
  • Metallurgy or materials science background. 
  • Some familiarity with XRF, Raman, SEM/EDS, or ICP/IC analysis techniques.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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