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Maintenance Technician

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYUnder close supervision, primarily responsible for preventative maintenance and repair of the hybrid fiber coax network (HFC), including all of its associated equipment in accordance with the company's Engineering Standards and Network Protection Policy. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Read and accurately interpret system/network design maps. Verify as built documentation; compare findings in the field with existing documentation and report findings following local process Install and replace HFC physical plant network components such as coax, actives, passives, grounding systems, pedestals, riser guards, conduit etc., according to technical specifications; splice coax Monitor and report signal leakage and complete repairs as required; identify and repair upstream and downstream ingress Read and interpret equipment schematics As directed, complete end of line network testing to meet technical specifications; regularly test all HFC network components using test equipment including: signal level meters, volt-ohm meters, leakage detector, Time Domain Reflector (TDR) and other related test equipment Perform routine maintenance, troubleshoot and update records of standby power supplies according to technical specifications Troubleshoot and repair basic distribution problems associated with RF, AC and DC elements of the forward and reverse plant; report drop related problems Perform basic telephony troubleshooting to support medical no dial tones Communicate with TAC/Dispatch to update progress on escalated tickets Resolve system outages as directed Maintain accurate records including time worked, daily logs, gas sheets, as required; properly record all required information on data devices and/or work orders, surveys, referrals, etc. Operate company vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. Clean, maintain stock and secure assigned vehicle and equipment, in accordance with company policies Adhere to company, industry, local, state and federal regulations and standards, as applicable Know, understand and follow company policyCommunicate with Inside Plant (ISP) personnel to optimize plant performance and confirm resolution of repairs Under supervision, optimize HFC optical nodes May collaborate with construction personnel on new build and plant modifications, as directed Under supervision, set up amplifier (unity gain) and complete distribution sweep (frequency response) Perform other duties as requested REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills/Abilities and KnowledgeAbility to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward and professional mannerAbility to work independentlyAbility to prioritize and organize effectivelyKnowledge of basic mathematics and electronicsAbility to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipmentAbility to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devicesAbility to carry, climb and operate extension ladder (approx. 32 ft high and 90 pounds)Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as neededAbility to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wiresAbility to dig in all types of soil to bury cableAbility to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twistingAbility to operate appropriate computer or test equipment associated with positionAbility to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs)Ability to use hand tools, test tools and web based toolsAbility to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool beltsAbility to work while standing 50 - 70% of the timeAbility to work with small components and wires to make cable connections EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent work experience Certifications and/or LicensesValid driver's license with satisfactory driving record within Company required standards PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills/Abilities and KnowledgeBasic understanding of HFC networksBasic understanding of RF, AC, DCBasic understanding of customer premise networkExperience with splicing coax cableKnowledge of company products and servicesBroadband industry and vendor specific certifications and training (NCRI, SCTE) Related Work ExperienceTelecommunications Installation/ServiceCoax and/or fiber network installation and maintenance WORKING CONDITIONSWork outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or nightWork performed near power lines and electricityWork performed at various heights above ground on telephone/power polesWork and travel in inclement weatherExposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, and cleaning solutionsWork indoors in confined and/or poorly ventilated areas such as basements, crawlspaces, utility closets etc.Secondary on-call rotation may be require TMN145 293595 293595BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Kansas City , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Kansas City, Kansas

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