Communications Technician Job Description Sample
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.
The Communications Technician will perform installations and repair of POTS, High Speed Internet and other associated equipment including general and preventive maintenance in the Central Office environment,
Analyze and troubleshoot basic technical problems or issues
Review and discuss service order requirements and equipment requests with customers, evaluating customer's telecommunication needs and suggesting additional/alternative service as appropriate.
Install, maintain/repair, and test residential/small business telecommunication service (POTS, Hicap circuits and HSI).
Initiate or perform cable cuts, transfer projects, and/or load balance cuts, and issues necessary to prevent blocking.
Review, interpret and work with information on trunk orders, facility orders, message trunk orders, network design orders and/or circuit layout orders.
Routinely inspect all parts of the frame for breaks or loose equipment.
Test and check equipment and/or assists other employees in testing and checking equipment.
Maintain daily frame logs for work unit credit, and file service orders.
Connect, disconnect, remove, rearrange and maintain wires inside a central office.
Connect wires and cables to terminals, and attach/detach various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, and poles.
Use hand tools, power tools (air and electric), and specialty tools, including electric and electronic measuring devices (e.g., multi-meters, volt-ohm meters)
Perform continuity and/or conformance testing.
Read and interpret customer service orders, repair tickets, technical (i.e., mechanical, electrical, digital) drawings, maps, blueprints, diagrams, etc. from supervisor or other designated employees and perform specified work.
Repair cut cable of all sizes
Up to six (6) months experience within the last five (5) years diagnosing circuit trouble, and performing routine testing.
Up to six (6) months experience within the last five (5) years provisioning and maintaining OC3 – OC 192 Mux Equipment, DS#3, DSO, DS1/T1, DSL and ISDN circuits or services.
Working knowledge of hand and power tools
Basic electricity knowledge as it relates to telecommunications (through classes or on the job related training) including: reading & interpreting circuit diagrams, equipment drawings, & technical manuals.
Working knowledge of analog, digital test and transmission equipment, volt-ohm meter, or comparable testing equipment
Basic knowledge of SONET/DWDM equipment and services (e.g. DCS and optical muxes)
Ability to troubleshoot and isolate problems within physical or electrical circuits
Ability to respond to callouts within reasonable timeframe (usually 30 minutes) to reporting location
Ability to perform strenuous physical activities including, but not limited to lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds
Ability to work in confined spaces (e.g. attics, crawl spaces, utility holes).
Ability to provide efficient, quality service to both internal and external customers both face-to-face and over the phone
Ability to multi task under pressure in an ever changing environment
Accept call outs, varying shifts and hours including possible mandatory overtime, weekends and holidays as a condition of employment
Ability to travel between Central Office locations and out of town on overnight stays when required for work and training.
Possession of a valid state drivers' license with current satisfactory driving record
Alternate Location: US-Washington-Forks
Requisition # : 178838
This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, "protected statuses"). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.
The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.
The Communications Technician will be part of a team responsible for deployment and maintenance of the University's voice and data Telecommunications cable infrastructure, Ethernet and Wireless networks providing LAN services across campus. Job requirements include an Associate's Degree with strong computer and PC Skills such as Windows and/or Apple, along with familiarity with LAN and Ethernet technologies in a corporate environment.
Knowledge of wireless technology that can be applied to an enterprise environment is desirable. Good customer and communications skills are essential and the ability to take direction while working independently is a must.
Working under the supervision of the Radio Communications Supervisor, this position is responsible for all aspects of the City of Amarillo's radio communication and outdoor warning systems. The Communications Technician positions maintain the City's two-way radio system and infrastructure, end-user mobile and portable radios, critical communications facilities, outdoor warning system, and other communications systems. Activities include, installation, maintenance, programming, trouble shooting, optimization, and replacement of all equipment associated with identified systems. This position will be required to work overtime as needed by the department as well as shifts including evenings, weekends, holidays and during inclement weather. This position is considered weather essential personnel.
Ensures the proper operation of the City's two-way radio system (repeaters, receivers, antennas, cabling, data connections, etc.) and supporting infrastructure (tower structures).
Ensures the proper operation and maintenance of end-user mobile and portable radios.
Ensures the proper operation of communications systems in critical communications facilities, including the Amarillo Emergency Communications Center (AECC), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), mobile command units, and other key facilities.
Ensures the proper operation of outdoor warning sirens and the associated activation hardware/software for the interjurisdictional emergency management program.
Ensures the operation of other communications systems including the City's paging system, radio communication components of law enforcement monitoring systems, and other systems.
Assists Communication Technician Assistants with the proper installation and maintenance of equipment deployed to City departments.
Participates in emergency call out and after hours support.
Participates in emergency operations as needed, either to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), or field locations.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Requires a High School Diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience in electronics, communication systems, computer systems, or electrical work. The following training courses must be completed within the first year of employment: designated technician level training for the City's radio communications system. ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, IS-00200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident and IS-00700.a National Incident Management System Must be able to pass a Texas Criminal Information Center (TCIC)/National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) background check that includes fingerprinting. Valid Texas Driver's License required.
Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee must also balance, climb, crawl, crouch, walk, stand, kneel, stoop, sit, hear, feel, finger, reach, grasp, handle, pull, push, speak, see, and talk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.
Knowledge of principles and practices related to radio communication systems.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to communications systems including the FCC and other regulatory agencies.
Knowledge of hazards and principles involved in radio communication system installation, maintenance, and repair.
Knowledge of industry practices regarding electronic security of the City's radio communication systems.
Ability to operate computers for data entry and word processing.
Ability to operate highly technical computer applications, such as radio system programming software and system administration software.
Ability to operate and repair small/light equipment, such as power tools.
Ability to operate medium equipment and machinery, such as vehicles or personal lifts.
Ability to repair, develop, or install radio communications systems, components, and subscriber equipment.
Ability to repair, or install computer hardware or network systems.
Ability to repair, or install complex software or management information systems.
Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
Ability to operate electronics, electrical, and radio test equipment.
Essential Job Functions:
The employee must also balance, climb, crawl, crouch, walk, stand, kneel, stoop, sit, hear, feel, finger, reach, grasp, handle, pull, push, speak, see, and talk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.
Will be required to work shifts including evenings, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather. This position is considered weather essential personnel.
Communications Electronic Technician - Roanoke, VA
Norfolk Southern is one of the nation's premier transportation companies specializing in freight railroading. We operate approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern has the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.
We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
Requisition ID : 2563
The qualified candidates must possess recent experience in the testing and maintenance of various types of telephone apparatus, including telephone repeaters, carriers, loud speaking equipment, and the construction and maintenance of open wire and cable lines is required.
Applicants must be qualified to install, maintain and repair base station, mobile radio installations and guard radio and terminal communications required.
A 2 year Associates degree in Electronics or related technical field is required. Experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of VHF radios, data circuits, automatic equipment identification, closed circuit television, radar, speaker systems and other communication facilities are preferred.
Candidate must qualify for an FCC license or NABOR certificate once hired.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. We test hair for illegal drugs as part of our pre-employment medical evaluation.
Hair testing can reveal any drug use in the last 90 days. If you are unable to provide a hair sample from the head, arms, chest, or legs we will treat that failure as a refusal which will result in rejection of the application for employment.
Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.
Communications Field Technician (134-146)
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Maintaining, constructing and repairing communication equipment used for electronic communications on well sites in the oil field. Must be familiar with satellites, wireless devices, phones, radio and broadband equipment. Working on fiberoptic line, transmitters, antennas and signal processing equipment might be needed.
Position will be based out of Midland, TX and work will encompass the Permian Region. Some travel outside the Permian Region likely.
Radio Communication experience
Freeware, MDS and Ubiquity experience
Minimum of High School Diploma
Oilfield electrical experience
Applicable Associates Degree or equivalent experience
Psegli Communications Technician
Requisition ID: 43541
Job Function/Category: 55607
Employment Type: Non-Exempt Full Time
This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and PSEG-Long Island (PSEG-LI) operate a private radio network for two-way voice communications in support of Transmission & Distribution (T&D) field operations and the Distribution Automation data communications network. The dispatching headquarters are located in four regional offices located in Hewlett, Hicksville, Brentwood and Riverhead, New York. Each regional headquarters communicate through base stations in its region to its field crews. The Distribution Automation System provides automatic sectionalizing of distribution feeders. This infrastructure is comprised of 1530 ASU/ACR/MLBS/ATO switches that provide SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) to the regional control rooms.
Works independently or with another Technician to perform the highest technical work associated with repair, test, maintenance and installation of complex communication and electronic equipment including two-way radio, microwave, satellite, wireless cell site.
Performs all necessary tests and adjustments and submits written reports and test data sheets.
Investigates and corrects audio, radio, video and microwave interference complaints and follows up with such complaints. The Technician is responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) devices and data control systems.
Performs all types of work on communications equipment and other electronic equipment involving solid-state integrated circuit and computer technologies.
Must have a good working knowledge of basic principles of solid-state electronics and apply this knowledge by working with electronic and electrical diagrams and sketches in the installation of communications equipment.
Must have a valid FCC General Radio Telephone Operator's license and current knowledge of FCC rules, regulations and practices as pertaining to federally licensed systems used by the Company. (FCC License must be obtained prior to commencing employment at PSEG Long Island).
Also, recommends the purchase of materials and equipment and the establishment of spare parts' requirements.
Operates company motor vehicles and/or equipment necessary to perform job duties. Performs other comparable duties, as well as, coordinates activities with other departments or sections.
Ability to troubleshoot Console Dispatch equipment and vehicle mobile communication devices. Must be able to use computers to program radio equipment, upgrade the required firmware and capable of database entry is required.
Technician will maintain the Radio communications infrastructure of the Distribution Automation SCADA System, which includes installing and repairing Pole Top Remote Terminal Units, Antenna alignments, Communications testing, and Interference analysis.
Must be able to perform the duties outlined above in shop or outside field conditions from a ladder or aerial lift device. Must be able to work in aerial lift device as required to maintain or install communications equipment.
Perform arithmetic or algebraic and geometric procedures in standard practical applications.
Required Skills – Mandatory - Please include Years of Experience; Educational Requirements and Certification Requirements (Knowledge and Experience Required)
Two year college degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering is required.
Minimum 3 years of experience in radio operations.
APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS A VALID FCC GENERAL RADIO TELEPHONE OPERATOR LICENSE prior to commencing employment at PSEG Long Island. However, Applicants can submit the job application and obtain the FCC license in parallel to the hiring selection process.
Reading and comprehending technical and operational manuals and instructions, safety rules, policies and procedures, and instruction manuals
Reading and interpreting blueprints and schematics drawings
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Applicants must submit a copy of their college transcripts and FCC General Radio Telephone Operator License with application and pass a Company driver's test. In addition to possessing the qualifications for this vacancy, employees selected will be expected to work overtime in accordance with departmental requirements and to participate in the Company's Emergency Restoration Program.
Desired Skills – Please indicate the skills that are preferable.
Broad understanding of electrical, mechanical, and telephone systems
Familiar with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal, state and local broadcasting regulations
Familiar with basic computer networking and infrastructure knowledge
Knowledge of Radio Frequency Theory
Knowledge of Radio technical operations
As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.
This site (http://www.pseg.com) is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.
Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.
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Technician - Unified Communications
Deliver unified communications (UC) solutions to support existing and future platform, product and service functionality and multi-platform integration at client locations. Perform day-to-day installation, service, programming, testing and troubleshooting of UC systems which include Premise Based; Hosted and Cloud Solutions. (NEC 9500-9300 preferred)
Install and program UC platforms which may include some or all of the following functionality: Chat; Presence; Voice; Mobility; Audio; Web; Video; Desktop Sharing; Call Control; Speech Recognition; Unified Messaging; Email; Digital Signage etc.
Employ appropriate troubleshooting techniques for UC product platform of Premise, Hosted and Cloud point-to-point as well as point to co-location network applications.
Complete work orders for moves, adds, changes (MAC) and deletions, on company supported product lines.
Ensure front-line customer satisfaction by dealing professionally and effectively with all internal and external customers/clients.
Receive, plan and prioritize jobs/work orders via centralized resource management in his/ her territory on a daily basis.
Coordinate with other Team Members within North American Commercial Services (NACS) Operations for the purpose of completing projects/work orders efficiently.
Complete required documentation in a variety of written and electronic formats according to company standards such as time reporting for billing & payroll, work order progress & completion, time and materials for client SLAs, etc.
Inform operations management regarding procedures and/or status of work orders for the purpose of providing necessary information for making decisions, taking appropriate action and/or complying with OSHA regulations.
Request equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of required items, as required.
Respond to emergency situations during or after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate client concerns and meet SLAs.
Transport a variety of items (e.g. tools, equipment, supplies, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at client site.
Attend meetings, workshops, training, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
Achieve performance targets established by leadership for applicable Key Performance Indicators.
Perform other duties as assigned by management.
Associate degree or Certification in a technology services/technical discipline, or equivalent work experience.
Minimum 2+ years experience with Unified Communications (UC) systems.
Industry and NEC specific certifications preferred
Implementation/Support Specialist/Expert (ACIS/ACSS or ACSE).
Proven ability to install, service, program, test and troubleshoot UC systems.
Strong customer/client service orientation with effective communication and interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy.
Mechanical aptitude with the ability to read blueprints, architectural, mechanical, and electrical documents.
Familiarity of PBX and other Legacy Voice products.
Proven skills in reliability and dependability demonstrated through completing tasks on time and with minimal supervision, punctual and present for work, informing appropriate individuals when work will not be completed in agreed upon time frame.
Valid drivers license and ability to safely drive company vehicles.
Communications And Low Voltage Technician
The opportunity to work on multidisciplinary projects is one of the most appealing aspects of working at our Company. Every year our staff is involved with thousands of projects, and each consultant has a chance to participate in dozens of them.
Many of our projects require consultants from different engineering and scientific backgrounds to work together. These collaborations will give you an opportunity to work alongside many of our accomplished engineers and scientists. Our experienced consultants are able to leverage the technical breadth and depth of our staff to identify and develop new projects and to organize an appropriate project team from our staff members.
The task shall consist of installing a traditional fiber optic distribution system to support two data communication networks and a traditional CAT 6 copper network to support one data communication networks. This will include installation of post equipment rack(s), and associated cable tray system in Communications/Server Room.
This will also include the installation of CATV drops, installation of low voltage security cabling and installation and testing of telephone cable. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Successful candidate will have experience in the following:
Physical installation of Category 3, Category 5, Category 6, and Fiber Optic Structured Cable Distribution Systems.
Installation of outlets, pulling cable, fire stopping, and pre-termination including organizing, forming, dressing and labeling cables to industry standards.
Termination of Multimode, Singlemode, ST, and SC fiber connectors.
Test copper and fiber cables to obtain the required certification parameters using appropriate test equipment required.
Maintained and referenced industry standards including ANSI, EIA/TIA and local and National Electrical Codes.
Designed closet and equipment layouts and installed closet hardware: backboards, connecting blocks, copper patch panels, and fiber enclosures.
Established voice and data networks by running, pulling, terminating, cables; installed telecommunication equipment, routers, switched, and cable trays.
Maintained and operated phone systems and communication systems.
Excellent technical and mechanical troubleshooting abilities.
Expert in fiber optic troubleshooting and repair
Accurately read and interpret blueprints.
Complete projects accurately and in a timely professional manner.
Able to work without supervision to technical specifications.
Customer Service Oriented.
Excellent attendance, performance and safety record.
Computer skills: MS office, Internet.
Our consultants find themselves with different roles from one project to another. Our projects involve initial inspections and the collecting of evidence, analyzing and recreating the events in our labs, and finding answers and writing reports for our clients. You will be introduced to each step in this process and will eventually master all of them.
Communications Engineering Technician
We currently have an opening for a Communications Engineering Technician in Patuxent River, MD.
Engineering Technician Atlas Technologies, a rapidly-expanding company supporting the US Military and other Government entities, is seeking a passionate, flexible, highly-motivated team player to join our growing company of information technology professionals.
The Engineering Technician will support of the TacMobile program of the Space and Naval Warfare Center (SPAWAR) Atlantic in PAX River, MD area. We are seeking a motivated, analytical, and detail-oriented Communication Engineering Technicians to act as the MES Subsystem Technical Lead support, supporting P-8A aircraft defined changes for TacMobile COMM upgrades.
Essential duties, functions and areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
Provide MES Subsystem Technical Lead support to Build, Integrate and testing, engineering, verification and, validation of subsystem improvements in support of P-8A aircraft defined changes for TacMobile COMM upgrades.
Provide MES subsystem technical efforts to document Change Requests, updates to subsystem documents i.e. IRD, IDP, SOVT, FIT, PITCO, FRCB process, Clear Quests documented defects and Change Request are kept up to date, documented test reports, Analysis of Alternatives, Recommended COAs
Provide MES subsystem technical support for planned P8A capabilities to align the TOC/MTOC's to the aircraft IOC
Provide MES technical support for In Service Engineering of the current MES related subsystems i.e. HFIP, Link-11, Link-16, UHF voice, SAT voice, HF, voice, Image Communications Equipment (ICE) Imagery, TCDL, ROVER, GBS, SHF, MT32, RMSA-2000, HF ACAS and HF Data circuits
Must be a US Citizen
Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret Level Security Clearance
6 years experience with COMM related sub systems to include SHF, UHF, EHF and HF.
Technical knowledge in building, integrating and testing the COMM sub systems mentioned above
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in preparing TacMobile related Installation Requirement Drawings (IRD) packages, Operations and Maintenance Manuals and users manuals
Must be detailed oriented, be able to follow written procedures and provide timely feedback to the IPT Lead in order to meet program schedules.
Must be able to travel up to 30%.
High School Diploma or GED
Formal electronics training from: Technical School, or Class A or B military school in electronics or communications, OR four (4) year electronics apprentice program
Formal electronics training, to include: Installation Tasks, Soldering, Cable Dressing, Cable Tray, Conduit, and Making/Repairing Connectors.
Eight (8) years of practical experience, to include: Electronics Repair, Maintenance, Installation and Checkout.
Two (2) years of experience, to include: supervision, and shop practices.
Three (3) years of practical experience, to include: electronics repair and installation
Atlas Technologies, Inc. is an innovative provider of leading edge Information Technology (IT) solutions to Government and industry partners. Our primary focus and experience covers network integration, cybersecurity, software development, engineering, and management.
Atlas takes pride in our highly experienced and driven employees who share our Core Values and our Vision of merging technology with integrity to create a positive impact for our clients, community and country.
Atlas offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package including: Medical/Dental/Vision, Life & Disability Insurance, Vacation/Sick/Holidays, 401k, Education Assistance, Charitable Matching, Pet Insurance, Flex Time, Employee Recognition and Ancillary Benefits.
Atlas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Visit our
Landing Craft, Air Cushion (Lcac) Electrical, Communications And C4N Maintenance Technician
- LCAC Electrician: Operate, repair and perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on electrical components of gas turbine engines, main propulsion machinery, auxiliary equipment, propulsion control systems, and assigned electrical and electronic circuitry up to the printed circuit and alarm warning circuitry.
- locating circuit failures and replacing parts;
- measuring current, voltage and resistance;
- testing for shorts, grounds and continuity;
- testing protective circuitry;
- testing, servicing and replacing batteries;
- performing preventive maintenance on digital data equipment and control and monitoring circuits;
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