AnchorageRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Anchorage jobs

Technician II, Wireless RF

Company: GCI Communication Corp
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

GCI's Wireless RF Technician II will be responsible for performing advanced troubleshooting, optimization, upgrades, commissioning, maintenance and repair of Wireless RF transmission lines, antennas, and cell site or transport related equipment for the Wireless GSM/CDMA/UMTS/LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) and Microwave network with oversight by more senior level technicians. The Wireless RF Technician is expected to perform duties with moderate supervision while contributing to all aspects of delivering quality service to the company's customers and supports other departments' efforts to improve customer experience. The primary function of this position is to provide Tier II technical support for incident resolution related to wireless telecommunication technologies, including GCI's growing 5G network. Incidents range from total outages to chronic intermittent issues causing reduction of service. As part of Tier II team, ongoing skill development is required to help achieve best MTTR (Mean time to repair) and assist in network optimization. This position will reside and report to Technical Assistance Center (TAC). Essential Duties of the Wireless RF Technician II: + Perform installation, adjustment, advanced troubleshooting and repair of wireless RF transmission lines, antennas and other cell site or transport related equipment throughout Urban and Rural wireless markets. + Operate test equipment to perform corrective tasks related to the transmission tower, antennas, coaxial cabling, grounding, and other systems as required. + Provide support to Engineers in field related aspects for network optimization projects. + Maintain compliance regarding documentation, company, safety, and regulatory policies. + Perform site audits for cells sites to ensure existing and new installs are within specifications and that preventive maintenance is in accordance with GCI's wireless preventive maintenance procedures. + Under moderate guidance of senior level technicians perform installation, adjustment, advanced troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of wireless RF transmission lines, antennas and other cell site or transport related equipment throughout Urban and Rural Wireless markets, including but not limited to microwave, tower mounted radios, cellular antennas, TMA's, fiber cabling, DC power, FAA warning beacons and tower lighting systems. Provide technical support for technicians in remote locations, to include phone, command line interface, remedy ticket maintenance, and workflow. + Operate test equipment to perform corrective tasks related to the transmission tower, antennas, coaxial cabling, grounding, and other systems as required. + Provide support to Engineers in field related aspects for network optimization projects by working and interacting with RF Engineering and optimization support team for pre and post optimization adjustments and statistical analysis. + Maintain compliance of documentation, company, safety, and regulatory policies + Perform site audits of Cell Sites and towers within the company's network to ensure existing and new installations are within specifications. Update and maintain daily work & safety logs. Assist with updating and maintaining cell site and tower information including but not limited to inspections, FAA/FCC documentation, lighting systems, access, and risk assessment information database. Coordinate with Management and Regulatory parties to ensure the company's Tower network is meeting all federal FAA and FCC guidelines and requirements. + Perform daily operational checks on all cell site RF and associated equipment. + Perform progression training comprised of written, face to face, vendor, and on the job training. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: + Knowledge of RF propagation principles and concepts such as UMTS/HSPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA/EVDO, LTE, and microwave; preferred. + Knowledge of RF safety regulations and requirements for working in and around RF hazardous areas. + Organizational skills and ability to communicate/interact with customers, subcontractors, vendors, technicians and other team personnel. + Ability to work in stressful situations and maintain focus on proper troubleshooting and maintenance procedures in a time sensitive manor. + Mentor junior technicians and work effectively with peers and other groups within the company for the benefit of our customers. + Demonstrated computer skills required including knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook; required. + Demonstrated computer skills with Linux, Unix, Cisco IOS, command line interface, Secure Shell, and File Transfer Protocol; preferred. + Thorough understanding of safe work practices when working at heights and fall protection requirements. + Required to follow company and OSHA guidelines for safe work practices. + Working knowledge of basic electronics; preferred. + Up to 20% travel state wide + Physical ability to safely climb with tools and work on Radio Tower structures occasionally up to 500 feet. Typical work environment is below 200 feet; preferred. + The ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of the following is required: + Basic electrical theory + Basic RF theory + Basic theory of ATM, IP, Fiber, and Microwave and related test equipment + Basic Antenna line sweep and PIM theory and related test equipment + Basic interpretation of Telcordia standards This is mid-level position within the wireless Network Operations group as a Wireless RF Technician. Must have a comprehensive understanding of cell site, installation, modifications, repairs, and test procedures. Ability to support senior technicians, execute equipment installation/replacement, test and turn up working under moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgement. The position will be responsible for performing complex troubleshooting, optimization, upgrades, and maintenance and repair of wireless RF transmission lines, antennas, and other cell site or transport related equipment for the Wireless GSM/CDMA/UMTS/LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) and Microwave network with support by more senior level technicians. Minimum Qualifications: + Minimum six years' experience in a field operations telecommunications industry of which three years in the wireless telecommunications or wireless site construction is required. + High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates Degree in electronics, telecommunications trade school, or equivalent training required. Or, in addition to minimum experience required; a combination of relevant work experience and/or education sufficient to perform the duties of the job may substitute to meet the total years required on a year-for-year basis. + Certifications: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and may contribute toward education. Must complete and remain a certified tower climber in this role. Physical Requirements: Technical Position: Ability to lift and carry up to (50) lbs. and work in cramped spaces and at heights. Required to follow all Safety Standards appropriate to the position. Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment and identify color-coding. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes found in the Alaskan environment (fumes and odors, dust, low light conditions, rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, temperature extremes.) Strength, dexterity, and coordination sufficient to perform job duties. A successful pre-employment fitness for duty examination will be required to hold this position. Drug Testing: A pre-employment drug test and/or participation in an ongoing random drug or alcohol testing program may be required to satisfy conditions of a contract or proposed contract with a business partner or client. Working Conditions: Overtime, shift work, and 7X24 on call required. Driving will be necessary. The environment is a telecommunications cellular site or switch center. Standing, climbing, bending, standing on ladder, and talking on phone for long hours sometimes required. Ability and willingness to safely work at heights up to 200 feet, required. The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact numbers. Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law. Dj 2.2020

Keywords: GCI Communication Corp, Anchorage , Technician II, Wireless RF, Other , Anchorage, Alaska

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Alaska jobs by following @recnetAK on Twitter!

Anchorage RSS job feeds