CenturyLink Network Technician - Air Pressure in Issaquah, Washington

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.

Overview: This position manages all phases of Air Pressure, from the Central Office Air Compressor to the end of each cable that requires air pressure. Places/Splices air monitoring devices in strategic field locations along with electronic monitoring.

Function: Cable Repair /Pressurization

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains air pressure in the OSP utilizing PWEB and specialized leak locating equipment.

  • Locates and repairs air leaks in aerial, underground, and/or buried cable.

  • Reads and interprets service orders, technical (i.e., mechanical, electrical, digital) drawings, maps, blueprints, diagrams, etc.

  • Maintains/repairs and tests cables in underground, aerial, or buried environments.

  • Troubleshoots problems that will require cable repair, cable maintenance, air pressure, faultfinding, etc.

  • 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.

  • Makes splicing rearrangements on existing facilities in buried, underground, aerial and building work locations.

  • Locates, joins, repairs and rearranges cable and cable conductors in buildings and aerial or buried plant.

  • Receives work orders, worksheets (detailed diagrams describing nature and location of equipment to be installed or repaired) and repair tickets from supervisor or other designated employees and performs specified work.

  • Works with telecom color-coded wires and cables.

Basic Job Qualifications:

  • At least six (6) months of experience within the last five years maintaining/repairing pressurized cable in underground, aerial, or buried environments.

  • 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, etc.).

  • Working knowledge of pressure testing equipment (e.g., “C” gauge, helium detector, ultra-sonic leak locator, Sidekick, 965DSP).

  • 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 adjusting work assignments or schedules to meet changing work-related priorities or demands.

  • 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.

  • Ability to perceive differences in wire and telecom 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., utility holes, vaults).

  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activities including, but not limited to: lifting objects weighing up to 100 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.

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

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • At least 12 months experience within the last five years maintaining/repairing pressurized cable in underground, aerial, or buried environments.

  • At least 12 months experience within the last five years maintaining/repairing and testing copper cable in underground, aerial, or buried environments.

  • 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.

  • Proficient interpreting pressure monitoring system data.

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

  • Prior pressure technician experience.

  • 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:

  • 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-Washington-Burien

Requisition # : 142224

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/

This position is part of a bargaining unit and represented by a union. Depending upon the applicable collective bargaining agreement under which you may be hired, you may be: (a) required to join the union and pay union dues as a condition of employment; or, (b) required to pay union dues, but not join the union as a condition of employment; or (c) free to chose whether or not to join the union, but if you do join the union you would be obligated to pay union dues.

EEO Statement

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.

Disclaimer

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.