Plans, prepares and designs drawings for construction of new and removal or rearrangement of existing aerial and underground lines, cables, conduits and wireless applications. Plans, designs and prepares drawing and staking sheets for copper, wireless and new fiber optic routes in support of advanced service offerings. Analyzes capacity of available and existing lines, forecasts or estimates projected requirements to determine new construction or rearrangements and removals required. Selects routing for buried and/or aerial lines, evaluates best practices for wireless applications and determines equipment requirements. Prepares detailed construction and installation drawings and estimates equipment, labor, and material costs. Prepares, negotiates and secures necessary permits, easements, and rights-of-way.
Essential Job Functions:
• Plans, designs, and prepares drawings and staking sheets for new construction, removal or rearrangement of existing wireless, aerial or underground lines, copper and fiber optic cable and conduits.
• Plans, designs and prepares drawings and staking sheets for copper, wireless, and new fiber optic routes in support of advanced service offerings.
• Ensures compliance with industry specifications by staking all lines to be built and/or rearranged. Organizes and files necessary paperwork and staking sheets.
• Analyzes existing capacity and forecasts projected requirements to determine required construction/engineering and timing of projects and their costs.
• Responsible to assist with department’s annual budget by providing basic designs with associated estimates of cost for new and on-going construction projects.
• Designs and assists in coordinating the installation of subscriber carrier, wireless, and other transmission systems. Assign cable counts to assist with preparation of cut sheets for cut-overs in copper and fiber outside plant configurations.
• Prepares detailed construction and installation drawings using CAD and manual drafting techniques. Estimates equipment, labor and material.
This may also include timelines or schedules for construction and cut-over.
• Prepares and reviews as-built material and unit totals prior to close-out of each job or project.
• Reviews invoices and verifies units placed against original estimates.
• Prepares, negotiates and secures necessary permits, easements and right-of-ways.
• 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 telecommunications construction and engineering practices and principles.
• Knowledge of transmission qualities and capabilities of copper and fiber plant.
• Knowledge of wireless local access application designs and implantations.
• Knowledge of the understanding of FTTH and FTTN design and implementation.
• Knowledge of the electronics and apparatus needed to support the advanced services technology.
• Knowledge of the Central Office switching environment is preferred.
• Knowledge of plant records keeping experience with fiber and copper plant preferred.
• Knowledge of industry regulations affecting engineering projects including NESC Safety Regulations and RUS guidelines.
• Knowledge of company products and services.
• Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
• Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, various software programs, and telephone systems.
• Skill in problem identification and resolution.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents and forms including work orders, staking sheets, schematics and specification manuals.
• Ability to communicate with customers, co-workers, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
• Ability to pay close attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand.
• Ability to effectively function as a team player.
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree in electronics and/or engineering or equivalent experience PLUS three to five years of telephone engineering or telephone plant experience. NOTE: In absence of an Associate’s degree in engineering, equivalent experience qualifies with 5 years utility engineering experience.
RT provides local exchange service to 16 exchanges in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota. In addition to its core local telecommunications services, RT provides a full array of broadband services and products. The company also offers an entire suite of Professional Services, which include Network Security, LAN and WAN Consulting, Installation, Monitoring and Management, E-Commerce Consulting, Key and PBX Sales, Hosted PBX, Home Monitoring Systems and Web Hosting. Presently, RT is in the midst of placing fiber to the home (FTTH) in several of its Wyoming exchanges including Worland, Thermopolis and Newcastle. Together, with its parent and sister companies, RT has the largest fiber footprint in the state of Wyoming.
RT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Range Telephone Cooperative of Forsyth, Montana and has two other Wyoming sister companies - Advanced Communications Technology (ACT) and Dubois Telephone Exchange (DTE). To find out more please visit our website: www.rtcom.net.
RT offers a full suite of benefit including, 5 NTCA GHP's, LTD, Life and Supplemental Life Insurance, 401k (with 10% contribution after one year), traditional sick, holiday and vacation, wellness program, tuition reimbursement and many other great benefits.