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Cable Technician ($20 PH starting)

Location: Collinsville
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYUnder minimal supervision, perform basic to complex installation, troubleshooting & repair of video, internet, phone services from tap to CPE or other demark locations for residential fiber & small to medium commercial customers. Test & repair network hardware for commercial customer services, as well as internal services within Charter Facilities. Provide exceptional service to customers as well as their technical reps, ensuring that Charter services interface as expected with business systems. Coordinate with customer site management for physical site surveys and conduct surveys on as needed basis. Complete Home Security survey, install and service Home Security services and equipment. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESPerform basic to complex installation of & troubleshoot/repair coax based phone, internet or video services in a residential and commercial environment (small to medium businesses) from the tap to the connection of CPE; including but not limited to, all necessary wiring of both interior & exterior associated equipment in the forward & return signal path of the customer premise network. Survey, install, & maintain Wi-Fi Network products to include routers, gateway servers, Ethernet switches & wireless access points & other components within HFC-based customers. Interact with business customers & their reps, demonstrating an understanding of & regard for the unique priorities of business clients. Work with customer technical support personnel to diagnose & correct service related issues. Respond to equipment failures, trouble shoot & repair equipment while providing the customer with productive communications regarding repair process. Recognize and escalate to a supervisor persistent service problems or other observed factors that could impact the ongoing relationship between Charter & a business customer. Educate customer on proper use of services & equipment, as well as the availability of online help options. Perform all work as necessary to conform to quality, security & safety control guidelines (includes compliance with requirements outlined in applicable regulations such as OSHA and FCC & following procedures as outlined in the CPNIQ, TQA, NEC, NESC, other Installation, Technical Operations, Safety Manuals & Employee Handbook). Adhere to TQA standards in accordance to company policy. Follow security procedures to prevent any unauthorized services. Assist in providing mentoring to non-commercial focused members of the Technical Operations teams. Utilize and demonstrate proficiency with tasks, tools, test equipment & information that will enhance business results. Maintain accurate records including time worked, daily logs, gas sheets as required; properly record all required information on data devices and/or work orders. Operate communications device in accordance with company policies. Operate a company vehicle in a safe & responsible manner; Clean, maintain, stock, & secure assigned vehicle & equipment, in accordance with company policies. For applicable systems: Perform repair & maintenance on voice systems; Installing, uninstalling & reconnecting NEU devices and backup powering; Initiating DHCP script. Adhere to industry specific, local, state & federal regulations, as applicable Perform other duties as requested by supervisor. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills/Abilities/KnowledgeAbility to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers,and suppliers, in person, on the phone, & by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, &professional mannerAdvanced understanding of the TCP/IP stack & associated abstraction layersAdvanced knowledge of network designs, network architectures & network topologiesAbility to use the following hand tools: electric drills, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers in the installation of cable to the residence & TV set convertersAbility to walk over all types of terrain, in all kinds of weather, while carrying tools & equipmentincluding gaffs, ladders & fully loaded tool beltsAbility to safely use weight-bearing equipment (gaffs, safety harness & ladders) within themaximum weight limitationsBasic knowledge in using software tools to support the current operations, knowledge in basic network devices and network appliancesAbility to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devicesAbility to carry, climb & operate extension ladder (approx. 28 ft. high and 75 pounds)Ability to climb poles using hooks & climbing belt as neededAbility to differentiate between different sizes & colors of wiresAbility to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twistingAbility to operate appropriate computer or test equipment associated with position (e.g. signal levelmeters, ohm meters, etc.)Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs)Ability to work while standing 50-70% of the timeAbility to work with small components and wires to make cable connectionsAbility to use handheld communication devices & applicationsAbility to use personal computer & software applicationsExperience working with complex structure cabling, including Cat 5/6 cablingExperience in configuring & installing routers, Internet gateway services, Layer2/3 Ethernet switches & wireless access points in commercial environments EducationHigh School Diploma or equivalent work experience Related Work Experience6 months+ Field Technician IV or equivalent work experience1+ years IP networking experienceInstallation & repair of WAN/LAN & wireless router related equipment experienceCompletion of appropriate Charter training according to the Field Technician Career Path Training Matrix, or equivalent work experience Certificates/LicensesValid driver's license with satisfactory driving record within Company required standardsIndustry and vendor specific certifications and training (NCTI, SCTE)CCENT or other equivalent industry accredited certification PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills/Abilities and KnowledgeAbility to use personal computer & software applicationsKnowledge of company product/servicesExperience with consumer education of products/servicesExperience and knowledge of POTs services, IP networking, PBX, point of sale equipment WORKING CONDITIONSThis position works face to face with customersWork indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics, basements and/or crawlspacesExposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, & cleaning solutionsWork outdoors in all kinds of weather & at all times of the day or nightWork performed near power lines & electricityWork performed at various heights above ground on telephone/power polesWork & travel in inclement weatherMay be required to work an on-call rotation as business needs dictateOccasionally required to work overtime as business needs dictateAbility to work weekends or shifts as business needs dictateWork in commercial or factory type environments TCB185 320179 320179BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Springfield , Cable Technician ($20 PH starting), Engineering , Collinsville, Illinois

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