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Offline kmagel

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RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« on: 09-14-2010 -- 17:15:25 »
I'm a recruiter working with a leading provider of test and measurement equipment that is looking for an RF Calibration Technician.     This position will be responsible for testing, calibrating, troubleshooting, and repairing a wide variety of Test & Measurement peripherals to the component level.   

Responsibilities:
- Responsible for performance verification, diagnostics and calibration of electronic measuring equipment using both automated and manual procedures.  
- Performs software, modular and component level upgrades and product modifications using schematics, diagnostic tools and procedures that comply with standard industry practices.  
- Maintains accurate records of work performed via entries in company database.  

Requirements
- Electronic Calibration and Repair Technician with metrology background is required
- Minimum 3 years experience in RF calibration
- Technician should be familiar with the following manufacturers: Agilent, Tektronix, Fluke, Rohde & Schwartz
- Must be familiar with automated calibration programs such as METCAL, SURECAL and Agilent TME.  

Salary:  $20 - $25 per hour plus employee benefits

Must be local to the Los Angeles area or willing to relocate.     Some relocation assistance available.  

To apply:  www.  kmagel.  simplicant.  com
« Last Edit: 09-15-2010 -- 16:07:58 by kmagel »

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #1 on: 09-14-2010 -- 17:25:47 »

Salary:  $20 - $25 per hour plus employee benefits

Must be local to the Los Angeles area or willing to relocate.    Some relocation assistance available. 

To apply:  www. kmagel. simplicant. com

For LA, your at least $10/hr to low. I'm in Texas where the cost of living is much lower and I make more than your range is for LA.

Best of luck finding someone.

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #2 on: 09-14-2010 -- 18:20:01 »
http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/savings/moving-cost-of-living-calculator.aspx

i went to this site and it says if i made 50k in huntsville, it would cost me 72,712 in LA to maintain my income lvl. (all numbers approx. since i know calibrators love tolerances)   pretty cool site imo.

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #3 on: 09-14-2010 -- 19:32:24 »
Might want to go to the next ITT graduation and solicit for someone there?

Not trying to be rude or mean, I'm just saying..... $20-25 an hour for someone with 6 years experience in RF/Microwave? In Los Angeles?

Maybe you can get lucky and find someone ETSing from the military and is from the LA area and they are desperate, but I highly doubt you could get someone who has ANY RF/Microwave experience outside of the military for that rate.......

Good luck.  :roll:


*Edit* Just checked the actual announcement. Your "lab" has 30+ technicians? Wow, just wow. Gotta be a big box rental place......
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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #4 on: 09-14-2010 -- 21:44:13 »

Not trying to be rude or mean, I'm just saying..... $20-25 an hour for someone with 6 years experience in RF/Microwave? In Los Angeles?
A former employer of mine wanted to move me from Phoenix to Cali for a 3% raise, which explains why I work for Uncle Sam now...
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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #5 on: 09-15-2010 -- 20:27:51 »
This posting sounds like Electro Rent Corp. They always try and low ball Techs.And the amount of techs is right! Big Lab lots of equipment to work on if you want to learn  New products that you have not seen before. This place is good for people just out of school.

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #6 on: 09-15-2010 -- 20:43:06 »
I made more than that working for ER in 1984.

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #7 on: 09-15-2010 -- 22:27:28 »
Tighten that belt over there at ER the bizz must not be doing well.

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #8 on: 09-15-2010 -- 22:33:39 »
Why not disclose your company's name? Why the secrecy? Let me see. . . $20-25 p/h to work in one of the worst gang-infested, overcrowded, non-family friendly areas of the us? Gangs, traffic, SMOG, earthquakes, race riots, taxes, high cost of living, $20-25 p/h. . . where do I sign?

Even if you live in a lesser gang-infested area like Santa Clarita or Lancaster, you're still dealing with all the above.  LA lost its luster decades ago.  Even $35 p/h wouldn't lure most people on this forum. . . I might sell out for $40 p/h. . . maybe. . . if I didn't have kids. . . and was insane.  :-o

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #9 on: 09-15-2010 -- 22:42:48 »
Wow! Rough crowd.  The recruiter is not forcing all of you to come work there but offers a job to someone that might want to go there or lives in the area.  I appreciate ALL job postings. 

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #10 on: 09-16-2010 -- 00:51:10 »
I pretty much agree with you fishheaded. They had the openness and honesty to state their pay range up front in the announcement. They didnít try to hide it with a ďcompetitive compensationĒ statement or other head hunter smoke. There isnít a snowballs chance in hell of enticing ME out there for that, or even double that. So if someone isnít interested in the job at that pay rate, donít send a resume, Iím sure they will get plenty of other resumes.

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #11 on: 09-16-2010 -- 03:02:48 »
Again, I apologize if I sounded mean or outright rude.

I'm just sick of seeing decent calibrators being underpaid and overworked by companies whose only goal is to post insane profit margins every quarter. Yet, when their best guys go to leave for a better paying job because they are sick and tired of 25 and 50 cent an hour raises every couple of years (if that), all of the sudden the company can pull $10/hr raises outta their rears because they know they have been getting over by underpaying their best techs for years. Sad thing is, most guys would look at the $10/hr raise and take it to stay.... only to realize that's the last raise they will be seeing for a LOOOOOONG time.

A trained calibrator with 6 years cal/repair experience is worth minimum $20-$25 an hour in most parts of the country with the LOWEST costs of living, never mind California.........

Yall wouldn't believe what I have seen some fellow calibrators making, even with 5-10 years at a company plus 5 or so years military. It's downright criminal! Should probably be ILLEGAL!

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Re: RF Calibration Technician - Los Angeles
« Reply #12 on: 09-16-2010 -- 19:57:37 »
Funny you should mention the $10 dollar pay raise out of nowhere.  I'm in a simila situation with the company I'm leaving.  The standard "what can we offer you to make you stay".  My answer was easy though. . . "nothing"! I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep. 

And yes my opinion was pretty blunt, but I'm more than a bit jaded with what I've experienced here and how poorly me and my fellow techs are treated.  ER is just another calibration mill, or better yet, 'meat grinder'.

I sure as hell appreciate an honest, decent, and fair job posting as we all do.  Kudos for those employers who offer real jobs at decent wages!

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RF Calibration Technician Los Angeles
« Reply #13 on: 10-18-2010 -- 12:26:38 »
Replace Rouen Lakers in French division 1 in France by the new name of the club which is named Los Angeles Lakers HOF.

Thank you.

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Re: RF Calibration Technician Los Angeles
« Reply #14 on: 10-18-2010 -- 23:53:11 »
Off topic, I'm a happy user of

Which part of that was on topic?
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