CenturyLink Network Technician, Hampton, IA in Hampton, Iowa

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Installation and Maintenance: Installs, maintains/repairs, and tests residential/small business telecommunication service (POTS). Read and interprets customer service orders, repair tickets, technical (i.e., mechanical, electrical, digital) drawings, maps blueprints, diagrams, etc. and performs specified work including jack installation, wiring, etc. Uses hand tools, power tools (air and electric), and specialty tools, including electric and electronic measuring devices (e.g., multi-meters, volt-ohm meters).

  • Cable/Repair Maintenance: Maintains/repairs and tests copper cable and/or fiber optic cable in an underground, aerial, or buried environment. Troubleshoots problems that will require cable repair, cable maintenance, air pressure, splicing, faultfinding, etc.Makes splicing rearrangements on existing facilities in buried, underground, aerial and building work locations. Uses heavy-duty power equipment (e.g., compressors, pumps, blowers), hand tools, power tools (air and electric), and specialty tools, including electric and electronic measuring devices (e.g., multi-meters, volt-ohm meters), in the construction and repair of outside plant facilities.

  • HSI installation/maintenance for products up to Bonded HSI.

  • Analyzes and troubleshoots basic technical problems or issues.

  • Reviews and discusses service order requirements and equipment requests with customers, evaluating customers’ telecommunication needs and suggesting additional/alternative service as appropriate.

  • Connects wires and cables to terminals, and attaches/detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, and poles.

  • Uses hand tools, power tools (air and electric), and specialty tools, including electric and electronic measuring devices (e.g., multi-meters, volt-ohm meters).

  • Performs continuity and/or conformance testing.

  • Reads and interprets customer service orders, repair tickets, technical (i.e., mechanical, electrical, digital) drawings, maps, blueprints, diagrams, etc. from supervisor or other designated employees and performs specified work.

  • Works with telecom color-coded wires and cables. Other Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work varying shifts and hours including possible mandatory overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Successful completion and passage of all applicable employment testing and interview.

  • Selected candidate is required to remain in the position for a minimum of 30 months (Time in Title) and 18 months (Time in Location). Basic Job Qualifications:

  • At least six (6) months of experience within the last five years installing, maintaining/repairing, and testing residential/small business telecommunication service, both POTS and DSL.

  • At least 6 months experience within the last five years maintaining/repairing and testing copper and/or fiber optic cable in an underground, aerial, or buried environment.

  • At least six (6) months of experience within the last five years connecting telecom color-coded wires and cables to terminals, attaching or detaching various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings and poles.

  • Knowledge of basic electricity, as it relates to telecommunications (through classes or on-the-job training), which includes: knowledge related to the basic principles, theories, and applications of electricity (e.g., voltage, current, resistance, power, grounding, insulation, Ohm’s Law, AC/DC); knowledge of basic electrical components (e.g., conductors, insulators, switches, capacitors, inductors, transformers) and basic circuit design; and knowledge of the operation and application of common electrical components and common measurement instruments (e.g., multi-meters, oscilloscopes).

  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools.

  • Working knowledge of test equipment (e.g., Tech Tad, Sidekick, volt-ohm meters, transmission measuring sets).

  • Ability to use established electrical, digital, and/or mechanical principals and to perform appropriate tests to identify and solve problems encountered on the job.

  • Ability to efficiently and accurately work with multiple types of information and/or perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to complete designated amount of work in a specified timeframe (e.g., quality jobs per day), adjusting work assignments or schedules to meet changing work-related priorities or demands.

  • Ability to provide efficient, quality service to both internal and external customers both face-to-face and over-the-phone.

  • Ability to work well with others to achieve common goals and to foster a cooperative climate, as well as to work independently in the field with little supervision.

  • Employee will be held accountable for customer communication and interaction as measured by the Customer Transaction Service (CTS) score card.

  • Ability to perceive differences in telecom wire and cable color.

  • Ability to climb and work at elevations (e.g., from ladders, poles, lift trucks) exceeding 18 feet.

  • Ability to work in confined spaces (e.g., attics, crawl spaces, utility holes).

  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activities including, but not limited to: lifting objects weighing over 75 pounds.

  • Ability to perform job activities outdoors in different weather conditions (e.g., extreme cold and/or heat, inclement weather).

  • A valid State driver’s license with a current satisfactory driving record. PREFERRED Job Qualifications:

  • At least 12 months experience within the last five years installing, repairing/maintaining, and testing residential/small business telecommunication service (POTS and DSL), including Design Services.

  • At least 12 months of experience within the last five years connecting telecom color-coded wires and cables to terminals, attaching or detaching various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings and poles.

  • At least 12 months experience within the last five years splicing copper and/or fiber in an underground, aerial, or buried environment.

  • Ability to read, review, interpret and understand technical documents (e.g., schematics, drawings, blueprints, layouts).

  • Ability to recognize and identify sales opportunities that meet the needs of customers and the company, including promoting and closing sales of products and services.

  • Prior experience working on a computer in a Windows-based system and with Microsoft Outlook.

  • Prior experience using a body belt and safety straps.

  • Pole-climbing certification. Other Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work varying shifts and hours including possible mandatory overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Successful completion and passage of all applicable employment testing and interview.

  • Selected candidate is required to remain in the position for a minimum of 30 months (Time in Title) and 18 months (Time in Location

Alternate Location: US-Iowa-Mason City

Requisition # : 141308

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/

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