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NuWaves Engineering Overview

Middletown, OH
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
Unknown / Non-Applicable
A veteran-owned small business founded in 2000, NuWaves is a premier supplier of Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave solutions for military, government, and industrial customers. NuWaves provides quick-tempo design and engineering services, from High Frequency (HF) through ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission is to maximize our employees’ potential in order to deliver high-technology Engineering Services and Products, thereby achieving unsurpassed excellence in both client satisfaction and business results.

Company Updates

  • Each year, a prestigious award is given out by our President, Jeff Wells, to honor one employee who demonstrates growth, perseverance, and dedication to NuWaves in the previous year. There is a different theme chosen for each year of the President’s Award. The 2017 award theme is Ownership. There are many descriptions that can define the word Ownership. However, at NuWaves, Ownership represents every thread of our culture and values. Not only does it mean taking pride in your work and taking responsibility for your projects and team, but it also describes how one accomplishes this. John Greene has been a Project Manager with NuWaves since 2016. In 2017, he displayed determination, drive, and passion to do excellent work and to deliver results. Without hesitation, he stepped up, taking ownership of all of the demands of running projects. He respectfully works cross-domain, enabling consistent communication for maximum success. He is a role model for his peers and is dedicated to succeeding. We are proud to have him as a part of our talented team!

  • What being a Veteran-Owned Small Business means at NuWaves!

    Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)

    Leadership, self-discipline, and resiliency are just a few of the inherent entrepreneurial skills that veterans of military service bring the civilian sector. Many military veterans have used these strengths to build businesses of their own. In April 2017, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) released a document entitled "Veteran-Owned Businesses and Their Owners".

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NuWaves Engineering – Why Work For Us?

A caring group of patriots founded the veteran-owned NuWaves Ltd. in 2000, providing advanced Radio Frequency (RF) expertise and microwave solutions for military, government, and industrial customers. Headquartered in southwest Ohio, NuWaves Engineering provides quick-tempo design and engineering services that address today’s most demanding RF challenges, especially with regard to hardware size, weight and power (SWaP) reduction, cost and – oftentimes equally important – schedule. NuWaves Engineering is an undisputed leader in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, and modernization of complex RF systems.

As a leader in providing RF solutions, the majority of NuWaves Engineering’s business comes from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. federal government agencies, and D.o.D. prime contractors. The majority of our remaining business comes from commercial domestic sales to companies working in a variety of industries and applications, from Industrial Mining, Agriculture, Transportation, Communications, Space, and many more. Take a look at our Markets & Applications to learn more about the industries and customers we serve.

Core Values

Our employees subscribe to these Core Values:

  • Pursuit of EXCELLENCE
  • Valued Employee
  • Commitment to Customer’s Success
  • Teamwork
  • Patriotism

Core Statements:

Why we exist: We are “Driven to advance your mission.”

  • Leaders in military and defense electronics technology and capability.
  • We have a long history of engineering success for our clients.
  • Provides unique capabilities to power your initiatives and achieve your objectives.
  • Inspired by your goals and passionate about delivering unrivaled work.

Who we are: We “Engineer a lasting partnership.”

  • We respond quickly with whatever it takes to get the job done right.
  • We integrate seamlessly to create one team, relieve stress and deliver results.
  • Always ready and quick to respond, we are a caring, veteran-owned group of patriots.
  • We engage in your success and endeavor to build a lasting relationship.

Recruiting: Be “Challenged to achieve excellence.”

  • Be part of something big with exciting careers, cross domain teamwork and room to grow.
  • We foster continuous improvement and challenge each other to step up, grow and improve.
  • As a valued employee you’ll enjoy a family atmosphere, a positive culture and great benefits.
  • We achieve excellence, while supporting one another with genuine care and respect.

What we do: “Maximize RF capability and readiness.”

  • We provide advanced RF expertise for military and defense electronics.
  • We research, design and manufacture solutions from concept to production.
  • Employs an extensive range of RF products and services from under one roof.
  • Proven record of innovative engineering and high-performance products.

How we do it: With a “Full spectrum of solutions.”

  • We power the entire RF chain with a full range of products and services.
  • We make communication easy with everything you need and more than you expect.
  • Both off-the-shelf products and customized solutions tailored to your needs.
  • We employ quality management processes and are AS9100 and ISO9110 certified.

Because the vast majority of NuWaves’ business is focused on military applications and the rules and regulations governing the same, we are only able to employ U.S. citizens.

NuWaves offers a competitive benefits package that rivals or exceeds what larger companies can provide. We provide this outstanding package because we value our employees and the pivotal role they play in helping us achieve our tactical and strategical goals.

We are passionate about providing concept to production solutions for the U.S. Military. That means we are looking for individuals who possess a quick-tempo mentality, and an attitude that drives results. From RF Design Engineers to RF Engineering Technicians to Project Managers and Support personnel, we would love to hear from passionate, hard-working individuals who share our Vision.

Benefits Overview

Premium Deductions (Medical/Dental/Vision)  

If an employee elects not to participate in the medical plan, NuWaves will provide a credit of $200.00 per month.

Voluntary Life Insurance through Unum

24 Hour HumanaFirst/Personal Nurse

Go365 is a comprehensive, voluntary wellness and loyalty solution that integrates rewards with health.  

Holidays A total of 10 per year.

Paid Time Off (PTO)  Six personal days per year based on 8 hour work days. 

Relaxed dress code/business casual

Educations Assistance 

Technical Device Purchase Plan (TDPP) 

Golf League 

Pre-Retirement Program 

Employee Referral Program 

401k Savings Plan (Nationwide) 

The President's Quarterly Book Club

In-house gym

Yoga offered weekly

Holiday Celebrations

NuWaves Engineering Reviews

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    -Good work-life balance.
    -Great co-workers and friendly work environment
    -"NuWaves University" program helps focus on employee personal and professional growth.


    -As a small firm it can sometimes feel like there isn't much room for advancement.

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NuWaves Engineering Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Middletown, OH
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    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at NuWaves Engineering (Middletown, OH) in March 2011.


    Very nice informal review. Simply looked over the work I had done, asked a few questions. Very nice people. None of the stupid put you on the spot questions. They just analyze your technical background and how you solve problems. So a very nice interview for anyone well qualified. This company is a technical company and your interview will be with well seasoned design engineers, so don't expect to baffle them with won't work. Instead present what you have done technically and be an ease as they are very nice people to deal with.

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    They offer an excellent salary. No sweat.

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NuWaves Engineering Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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