Teltech Communications, LLC

Technician II, OSP Engineering (Field)

Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
ID
2021-1216
Category
Technician
Type
Full Time
Max
USD $52,000.00/Yr.
Min
USD $45,000.00/Yr.

Overview

We are currently seeking an OSP Engineering Technician II to join our team! If you are looking for a place to grow your skills and share our values, read below and see if this role is a match for you.

Responsibilities

The OSP Engineering Technician II is responsible for regularly performing inspection and verification of outside plant fiber networks to include construction elements such as conduit, fiber, splice case locations, cabinets, pole analysis, and may perform work in central office environments. When not verifying items in the field, the OSP Engineering Technician will assist designers and engineers with permitting, design, and AutoCAD work.  OSP Engineering Technicians share responsibility with local contractors for both safety and quality within the market to ensure the project meets all municipality and client requirements. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Commitment to working and leading safely, in compliance with OSHA regulations and company policies.
  • Perform site visits as needed to document field conditions for new sites and site modification projects.
  • Liaise with contractor for any restoration efforts.
  • Conduct site or pole surveys as required.  Use OSP field equipment, such as IKE +, to gather utility pole line information
  • Provide field investigation of aerial and underground construction projects utilizing tools such as IKE +, GPS, laser rangefinders, and measuring wheels.
  • Work with local municipalities for permitting acquisition and attend meetings in person as required
  • Using AutoCAD and Google Earth to prepare project documentation and maps. Aid in research and acquisition of permits and right-of-way documentation
  • Develop working relationships and effectively communicate with Management, Project Managers, Foreman, and co-workers to address and resolve problems and work in a cooperative manner to achieve company goals
  • Act as a technical resource for field support, customers, sales, and operations, assisting in and addressing and resolving questions and problems
  • Communicate with customers regarding project progress, where applicable
  • Visit customer sites to gather OSP site survey information, evaluate customer requirements.
  • Daily engagement with customer’s engineering team and project management staff via emails / phone as well as occasional in-person meetings
  • Attend onsite meetings with appropriate stake holders to explain construction procedures and cable routing as necessary.
  • Perform field verifications of existing plant in order to provide accurate pick up points for new development and commercial plant extensions.
  • May be asked to train less experienced staff.
  • All other duties assigned by manager
Managerial Responsibility:
  • No direct reports although has regular deliverable product review responsibility over peers and junior staff
  • Maybe be asked to lead field teams and be responsible for tracking and delegating work on assigned projects.
Travel Requirements:
  • Ability to travel nationwide and work extended hours; overtime and weekends as needed
  • Out of town and overnight travel may be required.
  • Travel up to 80%-90% during the busy seasons.
Physical Demands:
Office work is in a normal office environment that requires the following activities:
 
  • Ability to work in an office setting, field location, as well as in remote client sites. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to outdoor weather and landscape conditions.
  • Must be able to operate a computer and all required programs
  • Occasional moving supplies up to 25 pounds
Field work will be exposed to current weather elements and requires the following:
  • Ability to open locks, open / close gates and doors
  • Ability to ascend a ladder or lift a Handhole lid in order to obtain measurements, pictures, etc.
Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
 

Qualifications

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Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Working knowledge of GPS principles and ability to accurately use GPS hardware and software, laser rangefinders, telescoping measuring sticks, measuring wheels and tapes and various surveying equipment to gather field data as needed.
  • Working knowledge of IKE + is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Google Earth is preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical specifications, engineering documents, and construction drawings.
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence and engineering documents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with vendors, customers, permitting authorities, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a diversity of variables in situations where limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to read and interpret construction maps to build fiber network
  • Great customer service skills
  • Comfortable with hand tools, power tools, test equipment and ladders
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to review both technical and non-technical aspects of field work
  • Ability to review work completed by others and adequately convey required corrections
  • Effectively communicate and work with both internal Engineering and Project Management teams as well as customers
  • Ability to set priorities for self and others and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task and work on several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to sketch site layout and surrounding areas, read and take measurements
Education and Experience Required:
  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum of 2 years of telecom experience
  • Utility Construction or OSP experience preferred
  • Fiber to the home (FTTH) networks experience preferred
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation

 

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