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RF Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0013732
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Job Description

Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated RF Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position will be located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Who We Are
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Travel Required


Experience Required

5 Years


  • Develop and recommend appropriate radio solution (Public Safety domain and Mission Critical domain)
  • Create and update technical documentation
  • Manage network or component upgrade
  • Develop and/or manage the deployment of all aspects of Radio Network engineering and design such as:
    • RF coverage analysis; RF antenna subsystems design;
    • Capacity augments;
    • Provisioning and configuration of network equipment;
    • IP-based equipment deployment and servers integration;
    • Site documentation Implementation and as-built documentation;
    • On-site installation support and system optimization;
    • Dispatch console implementation and upgrades;
    • In-building coverage system implementation;
    • Testing and validation of network equipment;
    • Radio terminal configuration.
  • Managing, assisting and/or leading in the technical preparation of bids & proposals, the development of system upgrade and network cutover strategies

Required skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated professional experience in Telecommunications with particular focus in Land Mobile Radio(LMR) and High Performance Radio Systems
  • Experience designing, configuring and testing radio systems (hardware and software).
  • Ability to produce CAD drawings
  • Ability to produce radio simulations using EDX software or other industry recognized tools
  • Working knowledge of wiring specifications for bend radius, spacing, conduit sizes, standard couplings and sizes.
  • Familiar with installation details for coaxial cable and fiber optic cable termination, installation, and routing.
  • Demonstrated professional experience working in the field, at LMR sites for example.
  • Validate, troubleshoot, and characterize reported radio system issues
  • Working knowledge of NEC, NFPA-130, and UL as it relates to electrical installations and apparatus.
  • Familiar with FCC and FAA rules and regulations as they affect the operation of licensed radio systems
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills relative to explaining technical concepts and troubleshooting issues
  • Create and update technical documentation
  • Ability to work individually and/or within a team

Desired skills/experience:

  • Knowledge in Network Engineering
  • Knowledge in telecommunications systems for the railway industry
  • Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering or Information Technology Qualifications/ University Degree
  • From 2 to 5 years of Railway System Engineering expertise

Education Required:

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree


•    English Proficiency

Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi
It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.    

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