What means most to an Engineer? (May, 1953)

What means most to an Engineer?


A Career at RCA offers all Four!

RCA offers opportunities now—real career opportunities—for qualified Electronic, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical and Communications Engineers . . . Physicists . . . Metallurgists . . . Physical Chemists . . . Ceramists .. . Glass Technologists.

Positions are open in research, development, design and application. Long range work in many fields is being carried on both for commercial developments and military projects for war and peace.

At RCA you’ll work in an exciting professional atmosphere, with technical and laboratory facilities unsurpassed anywhere in the radio-electronic industry. You are in close and constant association with leading scientists and engineers. Individual accomplishment is not only recognized, it is sought out. Delightful suburban living is easily available for your family. And there’s ample opportunity for income and position advancement.

Plus, Company-paid hospitalization for you and your family . . . accident and life insurance . . . progressive retirement plan . . . fine recreational program . . . modern tuition-refund plan at recognized universities for advanced study.

Join the team at RCA, world leader in electronic development, first in radio, first in recorded music, first in television. Rest easy in the knowledge that your future is secure, the rewards many and varied.

Positions Open In: RESEARCH-DEVELOPMENT-DESIGN-APPLICATION in any of the following fields:

RADAR — Circuitry—Antenna Design—Servo Systems— Information Display Systems—Gear Trains—Stable Elements—Intricate Mechanisms.

COMPUTERS —Digital and Analog—Systems Planning — Storage Technique — Circuitry — Servo Mechanisms—Assembly Design—High Speed Intricate Mechanisms.

COMMUNICATIONS — Microwave — Aviation — Mobile—Specialized Military Systems.

MISSILE GUIDANCE—Systems Planning and Design —Radar and Fire Control—Servo Mechanisms —Vibration and Shock Problems.

NAVIGATIONAL AIDS — Loran — Shoran — Altimeters—Airborne Radar.

TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT —Receivers—Transmitters and Studio Equipment.

COMPONENT PARTS—Transformer—Coil—Relay —Capacitor—Switch—Motor—Resistor.

ELECTRONIC TUBE DEVELOPMENT—Receiving-Transmitting— Cathode-Ray—Phototubes and Magnetrons.

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FIELD ENGINEERS — Specialists for domestic and overseas assignment on military electronic communications and detection gear.

Personal interviews arranged in your city.

Please send a complete resume of your education and experience to:
Specialized Employment Division, Dept.201E
Radio Corporation of America
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York 20, N.Y.


  1. Kevin B. Halse says: August 9, 201012:18 pm

    This needs to be a TF2 shoop like, now.

  2. Kosher Ham says: August 9, 20104:22 pm

    What no transistors?

  3. Andrew L. Ayers says: August 9, 20104:36 pm

    Kosher Ham: I hope you’re being sarcastic, if not…

    The first commercial transistor wasn’t available until 1954 – at least according to Wikipedia:


    I am kinda surprised, though, that RCA wasn’t at least experimenting in this direction (unless Bell Labs had patents up the wazoo and RCA wasn’t licensing them yet)…

  4. Toronto says: August 9, 20109:14 pm

    “Suburban Living” as an asset? Give me an office in 30 Rock, please, and one of those inexpensive Manhattan apartments like they have on tv. One of the “Friends” ones would be fine, from what I’ve seen of them.

  5. Kosher Ham says: August 10, 201010:49 am

    Yes, I’m being sarcastic. RCA would get into semiconductors by the early ’60’s. I have a copy of a transistor, thyristor and diode manual published by RCA. It, however is not as dog eared as my receiving tube manual! RCA developed some of the early MOSFETs.

  6. Yoda says: August 10, 20102:57 pm

    @Toronto: You mean you DON’T want to take the train from Ossining like Don Draper? I’d say “look at how that worked for HIS marriage” but those two had other issues…

  7. Toronto says: August 10, 20107:13 pm

    Yoda: Google maps says Don’s commute is 1:12 each way by train, and that doesn’t include missed connections/snow days, etc. Mine is 0:12 by bicycle. Granted, I can’t read or catch up on email while pedaling, but killing two hours a day on a train would drive me nuts!

    Unless, of course, they let me drive.

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