Communications Technician
CenturyLink - Siloam Springs, AR

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Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintain central office and remotes; monitor, install, maintain and repair all digital/analog equipment such as switching, carrier systems, high-speed Internet, ISDN, span lines, Hi-Caps, fiber optics, data circuits, etc.

Analyze and repair digital equipment using technical meters such as transmission test sets, volt/ohm meters, oscilloscope, TDR’s, OTDR’s (optical meters), BER test equipment, laptop computers, frequency meters, error rates, and synchronization meters.

Use a variety of test equipment to isolate, identify, and analyze equipment trouble and take appropriate maintenance action.

Comprehend and relate complex circuit descriptions of both analog and digital fields.

Understand flow charts, equipment manuals, technical documentation, and/or computer printouts for the purpose of trouble shooting and maintaining digital and analog systems.

Relate with customers and employees, and other department personnel for the purpose of resolving technical problems.

Advise the Departmental Supervisor of all changes and/or problems on a continuing basis.

Perform service orders, trouble resolution, provisioning, and work order routines.

Operate and maintain computer systems and support devices; install and test system upgrades.

Respond to emergency service-affecting situations. Assist in trouble isolation of network and subscriber loop problems.

Maintain and correct records in all related databases.

Participate and perform to minimum standards in the “Take the Lead” program.

Observe all safety rules and regulations.

Assume all other duties as assigned.

Assist other technical personnel in their performance of duties when requested. The selection process will be governed in accordance with the local collective bargaining agreement. The closing date for the submission of bids is: December 20, 2012 Job Requirements BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Associates degree in electronics, communications or a related field or the equivalent in training and experience.

Technical proficiency to perform the specific work requirements of the job in the particular location.

Ability to analyze the performance of switching and peripheral data systems and initiate corrective action.

Effective oral and written communication skills, particularly in detailing technical information.

Ability to maintain an excellent attendance record.

Must possess a valid driver’s license, be able to safely operate company vehicles and equipment, and maintain a safe driving record.

Ability to lift up to 100 lbs.

Ability to identify and distinguish audible tones/levels.

Ability to distinguish colors on facilities.

Knowledge of transmission and supervision characteristics.

Ability to perform basic computer operational tasks.

Ability to respond to after hour call-outs, work overtime, shift, weekends, and holidays as required.

Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and at various hours of the day/night.

Ability to quickly adapt to new technology/equipment/platforms. Ability to achieve required certifications and to successfully complete any required training or coursework.

Travel as required to assist in other work locations or to attend out-of-town training.

Ability to safely climb ladders and/or poles to inspect antennas and transmission lines, as required.

Ability to maintain neat and accurate records.

May be required to reside within certain proximity of a reporting location. PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Two (2) years of current experience in a related telephony field or the equivalent in training and experience.

SONET Fiber Optic transport experience.

Network+, A+, CCNA Certifications.

Certification in CISCO, Microsoft, or other related network/data systems.

Certification or equivalent training in inter-networking technology and LAN/WAN equipment such as Ethernet switches, routers, ATM, frame relay, IP, and routing protocols.

Current experience with NGDLC Systems and Nortel DMS 100/200. AFC experience.

Certification or equivalent training in the maintenance and operation of AFC (DLC), Calix HSI systems, Adtran (DLC), Fujitsu (FO Transport), and Alcatel HSI systems.

Installation and configuration of network enabling CPE hardware and software for connection to strategic network services to include frame relay, HiCap, xDSL, and other systems utilized by CenturyTel.

Experience in configuring and troubleshooting LAN/WAN systems to include routers, switches, hubs, transceivers, servers, and DSL, as well as, programming ATM based services (i.e. ADSL).

Knowledge of SS7 networks in theory.

Experience and/or training in copper transmission systems, fiber optics transmission systems, installation, testing and troubleshooting (DS0, DS3, OC3,OC12, OC48, SONET, PON, etc.).

Experience installing and troubleshooting T1 and DS3 circuits, high-speed Internet. Company Statement CenturyLink is an industry-leading provider of communications, high speed Internet and entertainment services from coast to coast. Our combination of business and residential service solutions – including home and wireless voice solutions and digital television – provide innovative solutions to our customers. CenturyLink is proud to be a participant in the U.S. General Services Administration Networx program, the largest communications services contract in the world. CenturyLink offers you the opportunity to develop and cultivate your career as we lead the communications industry into the future. Disclaimer The above job definition information 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 qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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