RF Commissioning Engineer

  • Location Tustin, CA
  • Type Full-Time


Support Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for Cellular and Public Safety deployments and post-deployment activities by performing site walks, RF surveys, benchmarking, data collection, integration, commissioning, acceptance testing, optimization, troubleshooting and repair of Cellular and Public Safety DAS sites and hardware systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Verify the cable and fiber sweeps by obtaining completed reports from the installation team, and/or direct performing testing and verification.
  • Perform pre-deployment data collection, benchmarking and continuous wave (CW) testing
  • Perform and Provide on-site technical expertise during integration, commissioning, CW testing and optimizing for Cellular and Public Safety DAS Systems.
  • Respond to technical inquiries and make technical recommendations as appropriate
  • Work with the customer’s technical subject-matter experts, carriers, sub-contractors, solution engineers, design engineers, and field technicians to deploy distributed antenna systems (DAS) for Cellular and Public Safety.
  • Conduct Survey activities for new DAS Systems Utilizing specialized software and tools for Public Safety and Cellular System.
  • Conduct pre- and post-deployment RF data collection and analysis efforts to help define and improve coverage requirements
  • Provide recommendations and feedback regarding the design, equipment selection, test and balance requirements, maintainability, and potential enhancements of the system.
  • Ability to work with design engineers and other stakeholders to identify and correct system issues that surface during deployment and acceptance testing.
  • Gather and complete all project documents to complete closeout packages
  • Turn-up and test Public Safety DAS systems in accordance with City and County regulations and equipment manufacturer’s specifications
  • Conduct post-deployment data collection and acceptance testing to ensure requirements were met for coverage and capacity.
  • Troubleshoot and repair DAS for Public Safety and Cellular systems as required
  • Prepare and submit required project documentation
  • Provide service development input
  • Provide estimations of hours and effort required to complete assigned tasks or scope projects
  • Travel to customer and strategic partner sites on a frequent basis (>50%)
  • Conduct pre-install and pre-construction surveys for DAS / Small Cell projects


Recommended Minimum Job Requirements

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Focus on RF Communications and cellular technologies preferred
  • A minimum of 2 OEMs Valid Certifications in DAS commissioning for various OEMs.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience in the telecommunications industry
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in DAS deployment, integration and commissioning.

Recommended Skills

  • Excellent time management and self-organization skills
  • Strong working knowledge of various wireless technologies, (e.g. CDMA, EVDO, GSM, W-CDMA, LTE, and Wi-Fi)
  • Advanced working understanding of RF propagation
  • Advanced working knowledge of RF test equipment (Signal Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, such as JDSU, Anritsu etc.)
  • Advanced working knowledge of structured cabling (COAX and CAT CABLES etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of Public Safety DAS systems
  • Strong ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Strong ability to read and interpret RF designs
  • Proficient in installation, termination, and testing of fiber systems and low voltage cabling systems
  • Excellent computer skills, including a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong focus on continuous process improvement; ability to develop and improve processes.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain a high level of productivity
  • Strong ability to provide RF technical recommendations.
  • Excellent understanding of end-user applications related to RF for Cellular and Public Safety.
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, in writing and verbally
  • Ability to investigate and solve complex problems
  • Ability to effectively conduct technical presentations to customers at all levels.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of software tools.
  • Proficient with Map info and VISIO
  • Ability to travel frequently

Education, Certificates and Licenses

  • BS in Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • DAS OEM certification desired (e.g. Corning MA, Corning ONE, COMBA, SOLiD, CommScope, ADRF, Zinwave, Nextivity etc.)
  • DAS Test Equipment certification desired (JDSU, PIM, Anritsu etc.)
  • Cable Vendor certifications preferred (Andrew, CommScope, Trilogy)
  • Maintain a valid driver's license with a great driving record that does not affect company insurance policy.
  • OSHA-10 or OSHA-30 certification is Required
  • Preferred to have a Public Safety Benchmarking Certificate such as (PCtell P-25

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift and carry the weight of up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to do Frequent travel including same-day travel, overnight stays or longer as required.
  • Willing to work days/nights/weekends depending on project demands.
  • Willing to Work in construction sites and perform a high-quality level of Engineering work.

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