Company

Construction Technician

DepartmentPlant SupervisorLead Construction Technician
FLSA StatusNon-Exempt LocationDubois
DateNovember 21, 2018 Closing Open Until Filled

Position Summary

Places and maintains cable within underground conduit system.  Places direct buried cable using plowing, digging, boring and trenching equipment. Installs and removes aerial cable. Operates light and heavy equipment.  Splices, terminates, and maintains cable, including copper and fiber-optic cable.  Identifies, counts, prepares, and splices groups of pairs. Mounts demarcation devices and protectors at customer premises.  Connects customer drop cable to the Central Office cable system. Wires load coil and other devices into subscriber’s loop plant.  Transfers service from one cable or terminal to another. Installs Central Office feeder and distribution cable.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Places direct buried cable by operating plowing, digging, boring and trenching equipment. Maintains buried cable by testing and repairing cable. Restores all disturbed surfaces including concrete and pavement surfaces to acceptable condition. Performs related construction tasks as required.
  • Places and replaces aerial cable by installing and removing aerial cable and strands, attaching hardware, inspecting and fixing lines and poles, and changing out poles and old lines as needed.
  • Operates light and heavy equipment. Maintains heavy equipment by performing or scheduling routine and emergency maintenance.
  • Places, splices and tests new fiber and copper cables and facilities. Places and splices terminals. Maintains and repairs existing cable plant including copper and fiber optic lines by locating faults in the course of cutover and conversion processes.
  • Installs protectors and demarcation devices at customer premises in accordance with company standards.
  • Follows all company, local, state, and federal safety procedures.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.*

*These tasks do not meet the Americans With Disabilities Act definition of essential job functions and are usually less than 5% of time spent. However, these tasks still constitute important performance aspects of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of telephone line construction process.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications plant operations and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of company products and services.
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
  • Skill in operating various vehicles and construction equipment.
  • Skill in operating standard and special purpose hand tools to splice copper and fiber optic cables.
  • Skill in operating electronic/electrical test equipment.
  • Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, various software programs, and telephone systems.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting specification sheets, staking sheets and cable records and operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively function as a team player.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 100 pounds.
  • Ability to use a ladder safely.
  • Ability to climb a telephone pole.
  • Ability to climb a tower.

Education and/or Experience

Licenses:

Driver’s license with CDL endorsements. (Must obtain within 90 days of hire.)

State of Wyoming low voltage electrical license.

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent PLUS one year experience in telephone plant operations, construction and/or equipment maintenance preferred.


General Information

Physical Requirements:

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

0-24% 25-49% 50-74%

75-100%

Seeing:

Must be able to read service orders and trouble reports.

 

X

Hearing:

Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and business contacts.

X

Standing/Walking:

Must be able to move about work site.

X

Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling:

Must be able to stoop, kneel and crawl to perform installations.

X

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing:

Must be able to lift at least 100 lbs.

X

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling:

Must be able to write, type, and use phone system.

 

X

Working Conditions:

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable.  Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.

Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to the continuous exposure to one or more of the elements listed above.  Exposed to one element continuously or several elements occasionally, but usually not at the same time.

 

TechSupport

Dubois Area 307-455-HELP (4357)

Baggs Area 307-383-HELP (4357)

SecureIT 877-373-3320

Total Tech 888-723-4932


ServiceInquiries

Dubois Area307-455-2341

Baggs Area307-383-2150

Toll Free800-877-7699

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