Central Office Technician 1306262
MercuryZ - Philadelphia, PA

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Central Office Technician
Virginia/Mid-West Area area

Job Duties:
Configure, maintain and repair central office equipment (voice and data) to meet quality standards and Company practices. (e.g. Carrier equipment, data transmissions facilities, fiber cable, MUX/DAC's and associated equipment)
Maintain Digital Switches in the Central Office Environment
Install and repair all special circuits, voice and data, including FX lines
Read, interpret and modify (as applicable) wiring and schematic diagrams, analog and digital circuitry and plant record system data
Complete trunk orders, code openings and system diagnostics as necessary
Utilize appropriate test equipment
Must perform any other duties assigned
Travel required

Required Skills and Competencies :
Adapt to changes in the Business to include advances in technology, new skills, and new procedures
Must be able to work when needed and in all types of weather
Must interact with workforces to coordinate and disseminate information to complete job assignments and with other sections to attain Company service objectives
Must maintain a professional image
Must support and participate in promotion of Company products
Must be physically able to perform duties of the job to include:
Lifting tools and ladders
Climbing ladders
Work in confined spaces
Handle all necessary materials and supplies
Must have working computer knowledge in a Windows environment, show that you can log on, log off, use windows, and get job assignments, sign off jobs, and do timesheets using Company provided programs with Company provided training by the end of the qualifying period

Must have a valid drivers
Must provide own tools
Travel required
Must be available to work in the Virginia/Mid-West area
Must be physically fit to perform job (must be able to lift 80 lbs).
Four (4) years of Central Office experience including digital carrier, data communications, and POTS
Certificate on one digital switch
Experience with special circuit installation and maintenance (e.g. ISDN, 56K, T1, DS3, etc.)
Must have good oral and written communication skills
Telecommunications wiring color-code competency
Understanding of basic electricity
Basic computer knowledge in a Windows environment, ex. use email, browse internet.
Must be able to work shifts, days, nights, evenings (depending on tour selection) and work overtime and emergency call outs

Education/Training Preferred:
Digital fundamentals and electricity theory, equivalent trade experience or certificate(A+, Networking +, or CCNA) from an accredited outside agency
Experience in advanced software based digital switch programming and diagnostics
Must provide own tools