April 1945 Radio-Craft[Table of Contents]
People old and young enjoy waxing nostalgic about and learning some of the history of early electronics. Radio-Craft was published from 1929 through 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged. See all articles from Radio-Craft.
National Union Radio Corporation was ahead of its time in terms of hiring women engineers. Admittedly, they and all other manufacturers were dealing with a shortage of male engineers due to the ongoing need by the military for fending off the scourges of fascism, Nazism, communism, socialism, and all the other 'isms' of the day that threatened to overtake the world. However, they should receive due credit for going out of the way to promote the sciences as careers for the fairer gender. The advertised positions required the successful applicant to have earned a bona fide degree in physics, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics or chemistry. According to a page on the Harvard Business School website, "The National Union Radio Corporation was incorporated in September 1929 to acquire the assets of three radio tube manufacturers; Sonatron Tube Company; Televocal Corporation; and the Magnatron Corporation." I'm trying to figure out why RCA would have lent the company 2 million collars, though (see page link above - did they make dog products as well?).
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Leaders in National Union Radio Corporation's staff of engineers, scientists and technicians have brought us far out in front in the electronics industry. We have a research laboratory and two manufacturing plants in Newark, N. J., and a manufacturing plant near Philadelphia, Pa. We invite you to consider your opportunities with us for professional advancement, stimulating, friendly associations, and a future with promise.
National Union Needs:
Senior Tube Engineers: These men must have actual experience with radio tube manufacture. The pay and opportunities are commensurate with your ability.
Commercial Engineers: Engineers interested in developing electronic tube applications, who may represent us among radio manufacturers upon occasion.
Quality Control Men and Women: Here you need an interest in the practical application of statistical and/or engineering procedures to many factory processes.
Test Equipment Engineers: Men experienced with meters or electronic test equipment to work either as Test Equipment Design Engineers or as Measurement Laboratory Engineers.
Junior Engineers - Men and Women: Do you have a college degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or Chemistry? This company offers an opportunity for young, ambitious graduates to assume responsibilities and to exercise initiative.
Foremen and Assistant Foremen: Men experienced in radio or radio tube manufacture to supervise exhaust, stem or grid operations.
Technicians, Circuit Men: Have you been a radio ham, or have you built or repaired radios? Have you studied radio in the Services? We need men who can read circuit diagrams and do wiring and construction.
We have a number of fine young women engineers with us now. We need more. If you have a degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics and are seeking career opportunities, investigate.
If you have thorough training in your field, as evidenced by job experience in radio or allied industries, or by a college degree - if you have ambition, initiative and resourcefulness - if you have the ability to inspire your co-workers, then ...
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Dr. L. Grant Hector
Director of Engineering
National Union Radio Corporation
Plane St. at Raymond Blvd.
Newark 2, New Jersey
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Posted July 22, 2014