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I&R POTS Technician - Des Moines, IA

Independent Contractor


Des Moine; Iowa City



Job Description

The I&R Technicians perform installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of POTS (Plain Old Telephone), high-speed internet and video networks. This may also require wiring and video equipment and voice networks. Maintaining and repairing outside copper plant facilities within assigned geographic service areas is also included. We are scheduling interviews today for I&R Technicians!

Requirements for I&R Technician:
• 1-2 years experience as a POTS I&R Technician
• Provide white privately owned vehicle (POV) and tools
• Able to pass a background check and drug test
• Must have a current Driver’s License with no major violations (DUI, Fines in last 5 yrs.)
• Ability to carry, climb and maneuver an 80-pound, 28-foot extension ladder, and climb electrical poles.
• Able to work in varying outside weather conditions

• Station installation and repair (Cat 3, Cat 5e, Cat6, RJ11, RJ45 jacks, drop, and NID)
• Experience with Legacy phone system and twisted pair
• Basic computer skills and Android platform mobile device application usage
• Basic electricity
• Basic transmission of “xDSL” installation – xDSL means variations of Digital Subscriber Lines.
• The telephony color code to be able to identify assigned cable pairs
• Ability to read a main frame/cross connect/control point layout to run jumpers
• Ability to read, understand and follow instruction on dispatched Jobs, trouble tickets, project prints, throw and sequence sheets and associated record updates
• Working knowledge of CenturyLink workforce management systems: Including but not limited to: CLICK-MAX, or Tech Access and associated task clearing codes.
• Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with customers
• Ladder safety
• Pole climbing (if requested)
• OSHA safety requirements
• Work zone requirements
• Knowledge of working with fiber and copper facilities
• Ability to utilize test equipment and interpret test results for all work streams
• Completion requirements for each Unit, as outlined in Attachment D – Completion Requirements
You have requested that Indeed ask candidates the following questions:
• How many years of Cable Technician experience do you have?
• Do you have the following license or certification: Driver's License?
• Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?

Bear Communications is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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