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Comms and SCADA Technical Administrator

Location: Pearl City, Hawaii, United States
Job ID: R0048728
Date Posted: Apr 23, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail Honolulu JV (HRH) is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Communications and SCADA Technical Administrator to work on our Honolulu Rail Project.  As the successful candidate your ideas for continuous improvement and creativity are welcome.  The position is based in Pearl CityHI.

About Us:

A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organization to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in.

Technical Responsibilities

         To oversee the operations and correct functioning of the Communications systems and central equipment to meet the performance requirements in the contract.

         Perform troubleshooting, identification and resolution of system and subsystem to support field technicians in the diagnosis and correction of faults.

         Fix outages with CCTV cameras, Network Switches, Datacenter Servers, ACS/IDS.

         Completes assigned operational, equipment failure, safety and other reports as required.

         Performs routine, preventive and unscheduled maintenance, inspection, adjustments, testing, cleaning and proper maintenance on assigned central Communication equipment in accordance with, schematics, operations manuals and manufacturers maintenance instructions. Coordinates with the Engineering Fault Controller and provides forecasts on the time to repair Communications systems faults.

         Completes assigned operational, equipment failure, safety and other reports as required Participates in training of Communications Systems technicians.

         Analyzes log files to troubleshoot any problem or to provide predictive maintenance for the communication system.

         Periodically downloads communication, video and voice log files.

         Performs related duties as required.


  • A holder of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Computer Science or Electronics Engineering.
  • Information Technology: Systems & Network Engineering in a Datacenter environment.
  • Expert knowledge in communications systems.
  • CCTV systems and supporting IP cameras.


  • Must be a skilled in communicating with field staff and control room staff.
  • Experience and knowledge of software and technical administration techniques.
  • Experience in the use/interpretation of schematics, wiring diagrams, operations manuals, manufacturers' maintenance instructions, Operating Book of Rules, etc. and to comprehend the operations and maintenance of communications systems.
  • Experience in UHF/VHF and Microwave Radio Systems, Networks and Fiber Optic Cabling Systems.
  • Working knowledge of Windows servers.
  • Windows 2016 Domain Administrator.
  • Windows SQL server administration or maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of the Linux or UNIX operating system.
  • Working knowledge of network switching and routing.
  • Working knowledge of Firewalls & VPNs.
  • Working knowledge of Wireshark and similar debug tools.
  • Knowledge of physical and logical layer protocols (TCP/IP, ISDN, SIP etc.), and the ability to use test equipment, such as protocol analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc.
  • Perform testing on RF systems as well as network products with telecommunications interfaces such as FXO/FXS, T1/E1, Ethernet, VoIP, xDSL, Optical, etc.
  • Ability to work with hand and power tools, as well as working knowledge of PPC Cable Connectors Cable Connector Compression Tooling and various RF test equipment to measure VSWR, Return Loss, Noise Floor, etc.
  • Working Knowledge of fiber optics, computers, digital communications processors, servers, programming, applications, software, and hardware related to radio communications.
  • Ability to read, understand, and implement configuration files for either radios or networking devices.
  • Able to work independently and in team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work under pressure during intense periods of activities.
  • Ability to demonstrate practical knowledge and problem-solving strategies.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and the ability to handle multiple priorities.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience maintaining Communications systems.
Minimum 5 years of experience with Windows systems & networking.

Note: In accordance with the DOT’s FRA and FTA programs, Hitachi’s substance screening program tests pre-employment candidates and current employees, as required for safety-sensitive positions.



Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer 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 
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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