Outside Plant Technician

Job Description

The Outside Plant Technician position is a full time position, the primary focus of which is to test, service, install and repair various telecom Network elements such as Copper, Fiber optic and Radio wireless Broadband and Voice Services. This position requires exceptional computer and communication skills and reports directly to the Outside Plant Supervisor.
Responsibilities
• Installs, tests and repairs fiber, copper and radio network and equipment. Keeps necessary reports about each job performed.
• Receives and analyzes trouble reports, pinpoints cause and corrects the trouble.
• Locates buried network facilities such as Fiber optic and Copper.
• Installs and repairs outside/inside cable for internet and voice services.
• Works with aerial and buried plant in all weather conditions.
• Troubleshoots fiber optic, copper and RF equipment.
• Works with Voice, DSL technologies, WiFi, and IP based telecommunications.
• Evaluates job sites to optimize placement of antenna radio, fiber optic
or copper services to the home or business.
• Assists other departments remotely to troubleshoot Network equipment.
• Climbs various sized ladders up to 30’ extensions.
• Safely operates equipment such as: aerial truck, trenchers, power augers, snow machines, bucket trucks, tractors, etc.
• Handles emergency after hour call outs.
• Works evenings and weekends if required.
• Warehouse inventory & stocking duties.
• Maintains the efficient operation, appearance and records of assigned vehicle and equipment.
• Customer focused; ensures customer service is consistently provided to all customers.
• Must demonstrate excellent, professional interpersonal communication skills and be able to work with limited supervision in high performance, team environment.
• Keeps abreast of technology changes and telecommunications’ industry regulations.
• Maintains a professional appearance and hygiene.
• Perform other responsibilities as required to fulfill job function.
Qualifications:
• At least 5 years’ experience in installing, repairing and testing various types of Network
facilities, copper, fiber, wireless, IP based telecommunications.
• Ability to read and interpret network plant facility prints in a digital format.
• Ability to bend, stoop, squat and lift overhead for long periods of time
• Must be physically fit to perform job (must be able to lift 70 lbs.).
• Ability to work in all types of weather.
• Willing and able to work unscheduled overtime.
• Able to climb poles up to 18’.
• Able to climb various ladders up to and including 30’ extensions.
• Must be able to perceive differences in wire and cable colors.
• Proficient in Windows OS, Microsoft office suite & other software programs that may be required.
• At least 5 years’ experience installing and repairing POTS facilities.
• Cross training capabilities for CO and/or RF departments.
• At least 5 years’ experience in splicing Network facilities such as Copper & Fiber Optics.
• At least 5 years’ experience installing and troubleshooting T1, DSO, Digital loop carrier,
High speed internet, and Wireless radio.
• Working knowledge of various test equipment- Side kick, 965 DSP, EXFO, OTDR’s.
• Working knowledge of locate equipment for buried Fiber optics, Copper cable.
• Electronics training or experience that demonstrates knowledge of AC/DC theory & electrical circuitry.
• Must have an in-depth knowledge of home/sotto network terms, including IP, DHCP, WiFi, RJ45, etc.
• Valid State driver’s license is required.
• High School Graduate or Equivalent.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in telephone network or related fields.
• Must live within 45 minutes of reporting location.

Job Location (City, State)
Yatahey, NM
Company Name
Sacred Wind Communications
Company Email Address
hr@sacredwindnm.com
Company Phone Number
Contact Name
Julie Randall