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Broadband Specialist IV - Maintenance

Full-time Employee


Georgia

Thomasville, GA

Starts

Immediate Opening

Pay

Commensurate with experience - hourly wages.

Job Description

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs field technical work. Primarily responsible for maintain the HFC plant from node to tap through routine maintenance and repair of CATV distribution system and HSD system and for turn-on of new distribution system. Maintenance and troubleshoot the trunk system due to equipment and/or power failure.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conducts system tests such as signal/noise, signal/hum, summation sweep, chart recording, return loss bridge, including monthly, semi-annual and annual tests; RF knowledge/troubleshooting; sweep & balance HFC plant.
• Sets trunk levels, sets-up and changes out trunk amplifiers, calculates signal level losses in cable and equipment for trunk lines and distribution lines.
• Installs electronics and makes power connections; maintain power supplies.
• Properly uses, stores and maintains all test equipment used in system.
• Assumes full responsibility for troubleshooting and repair of the coaxial and fiber distribution system. Prepares estimates for projects, providing bill of materials.
• Works with connectors, fasteners and wire and uses hand tools; splices coax & fiber.
• May perform all duties of Broadband Specialist I-V, Technical Operations descriptions.
• Climb poles with proper equipment (safety belt, safety strap and climbers), ladders or other structures as needed. Lifts and carries loads up to 75lbs (including line ladder); Works within limited confines, such as crawl spaces.
• Performs other duties such as clean-up and salvage of wrecked out materials; provides general assistance to other employees as directed.
• On-call duty may be required; Other functions that may be assigned.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

High school diploma or GED required; Associates degree preferred.
Valid driver’s license; satisfactory driving record required.
Required - Minimum of 6 months’ time spent as Broadband Specialist III or 5+ years’ equivalent cable technician experience.
Required- NCTI Service Technician
Required- NCTI System Technician
Preferred- DOCSIS 3.1: Customer Premise
18 months tenure as a Mediacom BBS III or equivalent experience.
Knowledge of all Broadband Specialist I-III responsibilities, basic commercial installs, business phone and service calls along with Home Controller.
Knowledge of HFC plant, installs and service calls.
Knowledge of Commercial Fiber PRI and Managed Voice installation and trouble shooting.
Advanced level of mechanical skills for splicing
Ability to interact and communicate with customers and co-workers.
Ability to work in high or tight spaces.
Ability to work in all weather conditions and at various heights.
Ability to work flexible work hours, including evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime as required.
Ability to trouble shoot customer premise equipment and cable issues
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Strenuous – Physical effort represented by frequent handling of heavy objects (approx. 50-100 lbs.) and materials, or heavy hand tools.

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Mediacom serves over 1,500 communities throughout the country. While most of our coverage is in
America's smaller cities and towns, we believe our customers deserve the same level of digital services that
people receive in major metropolitan areas. We have invested millions of dollars to build a nationwide fiber
optic infrastructure to deliver a wide array of advanced products and services including digital cable TV,
high speed internet, and phone service.
We are dedicated to keeping jobs in the communities we serve. Our diversified workforce of over 4,600
employees lives and works in the 22 states where we do business.

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