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Field Service Technician - Outside Plant
Summary
Title:Field Service Technician - Outside Plant
ID:1041
Location:Bristol, VA
Department:Operations
Description

Field Service Technician (Outside Plant)
Duffield, VA

Install and repair broadband communications system in compliance with company technical standards from consumer service to LCC/POP locations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Install new fiber drops.
  • Splice fiber
  • Connect peripheral equipment
  • Monitor, repair and record system fiber IDs
  • Assure proper signal levels
  • Identify potential customer impacting issues and work proactively to resolve to prevent any customer experience issues.
  • Troubleshoot from LCC/POP to customer premise
  • Troubleshoot, repair and replace components from LCC/POP to customer premise
  • Understand/apply FCC and NESC technical standards
  • Identify and report all incidents of noncompliance (FCC, NESC, OSHA and Point Broadband standards)
  • Provide superior customer service
  • Maintain professional appearance and behavior at all times
  • Maintain excellent attendance
  • Responsible for motor vehicle per company policy including equipment & tool inventory, vehicle security and vehicle maintenance
  • Tests, maintains, splices, repairs and replaces fiber optic cable.
  • Installs various count of fiber optic cable
  • Performs underground and aerial construction duties associated with field operations.
  • Performs network troubleshooting including ping test, trace routes and speed test
  • Must be in the OSP team on-call rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned - which may include training other employees

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to present technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to accurately measure distances using tapes and other measuring devices
  • Able to use assigned test equipment including but not limited to signal level meter (SLM), leakage detector, volt OHM meter, sweep receiver, underground locator and TDR
  • Able to accurately maintain records, logs, reports, work orders, etc.
  • Able to operate office equipment, fax, copier, etc.
  • Able to handle escalations and time-critical issues
  • Able to read street maps
  • Able to work flexible hours as required, including evenings, weekends and on-call shifts
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record

 

Education/Experience:

Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. One to two years of experience in the broadband communication field preferred.

 

Computer Skills:

Basic computer skills are preferred, including internet and email

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work while standing most of the time
  • Ability to walk or work over all types of terrain, in all types of weather
  • Ability to carry tools and equipment
  • Ability to work in tight spaces while bending, twisting and reaching
  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder (approx. 28’ & 75lbs)
  • Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires
  • Ability to perform work in elevated places (i.e., roofs and utility poles)
  • Ability to use drills, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other hand tools
  • Ability to work with small components
  • Ability to use close vision, peripheral vision and adjust focus
  • Ability to work in poorly vented areas such as attics, in extreme temperatures
  • Ability to move, crawl, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, pull, push, and grasp
  • Ability to lift up to 90 pounds
  • Physically able to work computer equipment and test equipment
  • Ability to work in environments that may contain dust, dirt, noise, insects and cleaning solutions
  • Ability to work safely near power lines and electrical equipment
  • Ability to drive Company vehicles in a safe manner
  • Must be able to meet the physical limit requirements of personal protective equipment, aerial lift equipment, ladders and/or gaffs that may be used in this position.

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