CBTC Railway Signaling System Engineer I in Greater Pittsburgh Area at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/9/2021

Job Snapshot


About the Division

MEPPI’s Transportation Systems Division operates North American manufacturing and testing facilities for Propulsion, Onboard power supply systems, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), and HVAC that are specifically designed for the North American transit industry.  Our manufacturing facilities combine Mitsubishi Electric’s successful manufacturing principles along with the economic benefits of local production and sourcing of components to meet our strict manufacturing standards.  These benefits also ensure our adherence to the Buy America Act (BAA) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE/WBE/MBE) requirements.


Mitsubishi Electric boasts a worldwide supply record spanning over fifty (50) years, across twenty-six (26) countries and over 29,000 vehicles.  Our rolling stock products are of highest quality and exceed all transit industry requirement in reliability and performance metrics.

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Are you a recent or soon to graduate Electrical Engineer or Computer Science Engineer who is “business fluent” in Japanese?   If so, we have an opportunity to use your degree and Japanese language skills while learning the newest technology in the rail transportation industry for the USA.  

In this newly created role the Engineer will learn Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology provided to you by Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI).   You will have the opportunity to visit our parent company, Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO) in Japan for up to a year, gaining valuable training on the CBTC Systems.   Upon completion of your training, you would return to the USA and will be based at our Pittsburgh, PA headquarters in the CBTC Systems Engineer I role with MEPPI’s Transportation Systems Division.   As the CBTC Systems Engineer I you will:

  • Participate in an initial 6-12 month assignment in Japan learning CBTC technology by working with MELCO engineers.
  • Assist with application engineering activities for system design in support of proposals and projects including: requirement specification, architecture and interface description, system integration and development planning, design reviews, development of requirements traceability, software validation and verification, and creation/maintenance of track database.
  • Support MELCO to modify the baseline CBTC hardware and software for new projects.
  • Assist with system integration between wayside equipment, vehicle equipment and other rail signaling subsystems.
  • Provide on-site technical guidance for the testing and commissioning of the CBTC system.
  • Prepare customer technical correspondence and create technical documents as required by the contract.
  • Make technical presentations for requirements compliance and management of technical issues. 
  • Develop technical understanding of CBTC equipment including hardware, software and the I2S.
  • Resolve technical issues related to the production of equipment at MEPPI.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field with 0-2 years of experience as an engineer. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate interpersonal, communication and presentation skills required to communicate with customers and employees.
  • Intermediate analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office products and scheduling software.

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Ability to spend up to one year living and working in Japan starting within the first year of employment
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 35% of the time as required.  
  • Ability to speak English and Japanese 
  • Ability to relocate to MEPPI Headquarters upon returning from Japan. 
  • Applicants for this position must have authorization to legally work in the USA that does not require sponsorship or a visa for employment authorization. (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigration status).  Individuals who require such sponsorship are not eligible for hire for this opening.     

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