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Associate Installation Engineer

Location: Oakland, California, United States
Job ID: R0008909
Date Posted: May 4, 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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Hitachi Rail STS USA is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Associate Installation Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate is comfortable performing track surveys and reporting back to the design team, in order to ensure proper construction and location of the signaling devices along the track.  The position is based in San Francisco, CA.

Who We Are:

Hitachi Rail STS is an international leader with a global presence in signaling and the implementation of integrated transport systems for freight and passenger railways, as well as mass transit systems. We design, manufacture and implement signaling systems for the management and control of freight and passenger traffic on mainline railways as well as metros.

Hitachi Rail STS is not only a valuable company, but a company based on values. We believe that our five key values guide our actions and make Hitachi Rail STS a competitive, effective company: Customer Focus, Innovation and Excellence, People, Team Spirit, and Integrity.


  • Conduct physical site surveys using basic equipment and tools (such as measuring wheel, cameras and meter tape).
  • Prepare sketches and notes, and perform data collection.
  • Interface with construction contractor and internal engineering team to make sure the design can be realized in the field
  • Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Be able to understand the signaling and interlocking principle to be able to make conscious changes to the design, based on field finding

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • The ability to work independently while establishing a strong working relationship with other subsystem team members.
  • Able to understand written documents and civil drawings.
  • An aptitude for applying mathematical principles to solve problems.
  • Attention to detail as the output of the survey will be an input for design documents.
  • Care when taking and recording measurements.
  • Listening skills as instructions from others have to be clearly understood.
  • Speaking skills to ensure the communication of information among members is fluid.
  • Ability to plan the own work while respecting team deadline and client requirements to go to the field

Desired Skills/Knowledge:

  • Prefer rail or rail transit domain experience, but not required
  • Prefer experience with Wayside signaling equipment, particularly axle counters, but not required


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher certification. Major in surveying beneficial but not essential.


  • English-Proficient


Hitachi Rail STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 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 STS USA Inc. 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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Job Type:

  • Full time – night shift required


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