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Electronic Engineer

Company: MKS Instruments Inc
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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. Additional information can be found at

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.


As a Principal RF Engineer you will innovate new solutions in the area of Switchmode RF power systems for semiconductor processing applications. You will perform or direct the completion of complex engineering assignments involved in the research, design, and development of an overall project. You are able to work independently, directing and coordinating the work of technical personnel engaged in the development, construction and design verification testing of RF delivery systems, compilation of engineering data, analysis of system and sub-system behavior and solving complex engineering problems. Position will be located in Rochester NY.

Your job:

  • Switchmode 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

Required skills:

  • MSEE or equivalent and >10yrs experience in a power electronics-related field

  • Experience with design and/or testing of high power (>1kW) 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.

We are interested in a qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not sponsor employment visas.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an 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.

Keywords: MKS Instruments Inc, Rochester , Electronic Engineer, Other , Rochester, New York

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