DUTIES/Abilities PERFORMED AT ALL LEVELS:
Field based Technical requiring hand/tool skills
Work in a team supporting junior and senior technicians,
Engineers, Project Managers
Understanding of electronics and telephony equipment
Installation, modification and test, and turn-up procedures
Troubleshooting circuits, to include terrestrial, satellite,
microwave circuits and equipment
Identifies and terminates various types of cable and wire to
include coax, waveguide, data and power cables understanding
industry standard color code
Support and install equipment racks, cabinets for central,
remote, and field offices to include rack support pedestals, cable
trays, bracing, etc.
Document of job specific as build changes to engineering
Communicate with project engineers and project managers,
complete preparation and testing of equipment
Coordination and directing of contract resources, i.e.,
installers, technicians, electricians, HVAC contractor.
This is an entry level position and must have a basic
understanding of installation, modifications, and test procedures,
electronics, and telephony equipment. Ability to support senior
technicians, with equipment installation, test and turn up working
under close supervision.
Essential Duties for this position:
90% Equipment Adds, Moves, Changes
- Installation of non-service affecting equipment.
- Service effecting equipment installation, test and turn-up in
Anchorage, remote Alaska with occasional travel to the lower 48
- Installs of Central Office equipment racks and cabinets, rack
support pedestals, cable trays, bracing, main distribution frames
and fuse and power distribution panels.
- Installs, identifies and terminates under supervision various
types of cable and wire in various locations, including coax,
waveguide, data and power cables including understanding of
industry Installs of antennas, antenna foundations, towers,
waveguide, ice bridges, grounding system, fences, and HVAC
- Tests and turn-up of all equipment installed; troubleshooting
technical issues as needed.
- Completion of job specific paperwork as directed.
- Completion of company/department specific documents.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Strong written and verbal skills;
- Demonstrated multi-tasking skills;
- Knowledge of the proper use of trade hand and power tools.
- Requires basic understanding of electronics and telephony
- Requires the ability to work with and provide assistance to
- Knowledgeable of install, test, modify, and repair a wide range
of Central Office, Remote Office and Field Office support
equipment, including cabling, power distribution and grounding,
framework, air handling controls, and alarm reporting systems.
- Adept at using test equipment in the testing and
troubleshooting of circuits and equipment.
- Knowledgeable of proper installation practices, operation,
testing, and troubleshooting of a wide range of telecommunications
equipment including but not limited to: routers, hubs, satellite
modems, protection switches and amplifiers, VSAT stations,
microwave radio systems, Cisco routers and switches, M&C
Equipment, DLC systems, channel banks, structured cabling systems,
DACS systems, fiber-optic multiplexers, high-speed data circuits
and equipment, and distributed data networks.
- Demonstrated understanding of complex system documentation and
the process of correctly installing a final product based on the
- Basic understanding of AC and DC power systems, grounding in a
Central Office environment and an understanding of general safety
- Possess a basic knowledge of fiber-optic, coax and network
cable and telecommunications and electronic installation
- Basic satellite antenna systems installation knowledge
- Solid working knowledge of basic PC computer applications.
- Basic understanding of current industry installation standards,
(ie., Telecordia, Bicsi or equivalent)
- Minimum of four years' experience as a Telecommunications
Technician or related background required.
- High School diploma or equivalent required.
- Associate degree, Trade school, Military Technical School or
equivalent required. In addition to minimum experience required, a
combination of education and relevant work experience sufficient to
perform the duties may be substituted with on a year for year
Certifications: Industry specific certifications are highly
valued and may contribute to required education.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform sedentary work;
physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling,
reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering,
grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions; clarity of
vision to see near, mid-range, and color; ability to lift and carry
up to 50 pounds following company safety procedures, however less
weight more often.
Working Conditions: Work is performed at company's business
location in an open spaced office environment with minimal privacy.
Work schedule is 40 hour workweek and requires flexibility in
hours, weekend and holiday work, after hour on call duties and
Tower Climber and Rescue certification will be required within
three months of hire. GCI will provide current training for up to
date safety certifications and employee must remain certified while
in the position and must be able to climb tower heights of up to
v Drug Testing: Participation in a DOT or non-DOT drug and
alcohol testing program may be required to satisfy conditions of a
contract or proposed contract with a business partner or client.
This includes: pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion,
post-accident, return to duty, and follow-up testing.
v Fitness For Duty: Ability to pass a pre-employment or return
to work physical and fitness for duty examination may be required
to satisfy conditions of a contract or proposed contract with a
business partner or client.
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
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.
Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been
designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed
by employees within this classification. It is not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees
assigned to this job.