RF Field Engineer

RF, P25, microwave
Contract W2
Depends on Experience
Work from home available

Job Description


  • Conduct proactive (preventive) and reactive maintenance on complex digital land-mobile radio, microwave, and fiber optic communications systems.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electronic communications systems.
  • Mentor and provide on the job training to junior members of technical team
  • Schedule job assignments for junior staff members
  • Analyze system performance data to include both RF performance and traffic loading statistics to plan and implement improvements to infrastructure and operating parameters to address capacity, coverage, and interference
  • Collect and analyze test instrument data and translate into actionable measures to repair, improve, optimize, or calibrate RF, microwave, or fiber communications systems
  • Respond to trouble tickets initiated from both end-users and vendors in a timely fashion and meet stringent SLA requirements
  • Participate in on-call schedule rotations
  • Seek out new technology and processes to support existing and emerging corporate radio communications and wireless requirements
  • Coordinates facility visits/access, as necessary, with outside vendors/agencies.
  • Participate in a lead capacity with the implementation of on-going communications systems projects.
  • Provide weekly status reports in detail to include active projects, pending maintenance and efforts to achieve 99.999% availability on all equipment



  • Hands on experience with test equipment, Spectrum analyzers, OTDR, SWR meters
  • Extensive experience with radio and console equipment including Kenwood, Vertex, Motorola etc.
  • Previous experience in operations and maintenance of large, multi-site, digital wireless communications systems including conventional and trunked land mobile radio systems, MPLS microwave networks is a plus.
  • Demonstrated project management experience is nice to have.
  • Demonstrate practical understanding of trunking, microwave and antenna RF theory.
  • Advanced understanding of land-mobile radio systems engineering principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations. This includes but is not limited to Parts 22 and 90.
  • Demonstrate practical experience and responsibility for operating systems using one or more of the following digital LMR air interface technologies: P25 TDMA, TETRA, iDEN, DMR, NXDN, and at least one of the following commercial air interface technologies: 3G, 4G/LTE, IS-95, IS-136, CDMA, UMTS, HSDPA are nice to have
  • Demonstrated operational knowledge and experience with various network transport technologies including: MPLS, T1, OC, SONET, DS1, DS3, ATM, EPL are nice to have
  • Completion of a technical training or degree program in electronics with a concentration in wireless systems (field experience will be considered in lieu of degree or certificate)
  • Demonstrated practical experience with Computer-Aided Dispatch systems.
Position Id : 6832236
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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