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RF Network Engineer - Cleveland, OH

Date: Apr 26, 2022

Location: Solon, OH, US, 44139 St. Louis, MO, US, 63146

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
 
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

The role of the RF Network Engineer designs private area networks for Utility customers deploying Aclara solutions.  Works alongside the Network Design Team to analyze and review propagation models to ensure proper RF coverage prior to being released for RFP/RFQ.  Partner with Engineering on link budgets development for product updates and future products.  Conducting field investigations related to RF coverage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and review propagation studies to support Sales and Project Management.
  • Work with Engineering to understand link budgets to ensure proper RF coverage for our clients.
  • Tune model parameters to match real world situations and performance.
  • Conduct field coverage studies to account for local environment which may impact RF performance.  
  • Prepare reports and presentations that document client specific studies.
  • Effectively communicate with clients and management on technical issues that impact the design of Aclara’s private networks.

Skills and Experience

Required:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the RF network design field.
  • Advanced analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven self-starter capable of working independently, as well as under supervision, in a team environment to accomplish departmental objectives.
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation skills to convey complex information in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to effectively interface and communicate with clients.
  • Must hold a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.

Preferred:

  • Experience with propagation studies in the 450-470 MHz band.
  • Experience with propagation studies in the 900 MHz band.
  • Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop Suite.
  • Experience in designing with EDX Signal Pro and tuning model parameters.
  • Programming skills (Visual Basic, Python)

Physical Demand:

  • Frequent walking/sitting.
  • Ability to travel via air or land 10% of the time.
  • Must be able to lift 70lbs. (Example would be lifting Pelican case loaded with test equipment.)
     

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Electrical Engineering or related field.

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Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


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