RF Design Engineer

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Date: Feb 20, 2024

Location: Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Company: Dover Corporation

Connecting and Protecting People, Microwave Products Group (MPG) is a leading global provider of mission-critical engineered electronic components and subsystems comprised of five business units in six manufacturing locations. Our brand names are recognized globally including: BSC Filters, York, UK; Dow-Key Microwave, Ventura, CA; Pole/Zero, West Chester, OH; Espy, Austin, TX; and K&L Microwave, Salisbury, Maryland and Dominican Republic.
Our expertise is the design and manufacture of communications-based specialty products – engineered components and subsystems – for demanding military, space, commercial aerospace/industrial, and telecom infrastructure applications where function and reliability are crucial.



  • Works with a team in the engineering organization to design filters that will be prototyped and then produced in a manufacturing environment 
  • Works independently on difficult specifications and designs
  • Uses design simulation software such as PCFilt, Eagleware, or CST etc to create filter designs based on standard and non-standard topologies and techniques to meet customer requirements.  
  • Interacts with customers (and sales) to understand (and develop) customer specifications
  • Interfaces with production to continually improve design and design methodologies.
  • Creates and manages the creation of engineering prototypes. 
  • Responds to potential orders (Request for Quotes (RFQ)) for feasibility of electrical and mechanical specifications. 
  • Uses Electronic Test Equipment (Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Signal Generator, and Volt Meter) to tune and test filters and test passive and active circuits.



A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering plus 10 years of technical experience.   

  • Must Possess the Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities of a Grade 9 Engineer.
  • Has knowledge and experience in the design and utilization of various analog circuit designs (and digital circuit design where required). 
  • Demonstrated RF/MW filter design knowledge and competence working in several filter topologies.  Design of lumped element and ceramic resonator filters are the priority skill set.  Filter design familiarity must include bandpass, and notch filters, diplexers, and multiplexers.  Additionally, an understanding of filter design for space and high-power applications is preferred.
  • Mastery of filter synthesis, simulation, and analysis software to design or modify filter designs based on proven filter methods and techniques, including the capability of training and mentoring others.
  • Mastery of filter design that enables solutions beyond current company knowledge and methods. 
  • Ability to think of independent solutions that are not presently standard or proven.
  • Regularly participates in in-depth design discussions that result in establishing filter definition as well as increasing filter understanding.
  • Ability to determine the best filter topology to meet for a customer’s requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple design projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply calculus. 
  • Possesses statistical mathematics skills
  • Extensive knowledge of test equipment including signal generators, spectrum analyzers, power equipment, environmental chambers, and network analyzers,
  • Possesses an advanced level of computer skills.
  • Communication Skills:  Has a proven track record of successfully interfacing on a regular basis with Customers as well as other departments in the organization.  

Teamwork Skills: Demonstrated ability to lead team activities in such a manner as to achieve common goals, objectives and group commitments

  • Decision Making and Problem-Solving Skills: Demonstrated ability to take action in solving strategic business and technical problems in-line with the overall company goals and objectives.



Described here are characteristics representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is sedentary.  Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work.
  • Require repetitive use of hands and fingers in the tuning process.
  • Work may require some walking, standing, carrying light items (up to 10 lbs.) and recurring reaching or similar activities. Ability to adjust the eye through the use of appropriate tools to bring objects into sharp focus.



Characteristics described here are representative of those an incumbent will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring safety precautions typical of work office and manufacturing environment.  Personal protective equipment provided and to be used in designated areas. 
  • Work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.


Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range : $85,000.00   - $115,000.00  

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact accommodations@mpgdover.com for assistance with an accommodation. Kindly specify Job Requisition Number / Job Title and Location in response.

Job Function : Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury

Job Segment: Testing, RF Engineer, Design Engineer, Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineer, Technology, Engineering

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