Tech, Headend Job
Time Warner Cable - El Centro, CA

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Posting Job Title Tech, Headend Requisition # 138646BR Posting Location El Centro, CA, US Area of Interest Engineering/Technical Operations
Position Type Full Time Posting Job Description The Time Warner Cable Southern California Market - West Region currently seeks a Headend Technician for our Engineering Department in El Centro CA office. Below please find a brief description of the essential duties and responsibilities required to function successfully in this position.

This position performs the tasks of high complexity relating to the installation and troubleshooting of transmission and reception equipment for video, telephony and high-speed online in the Headend, hubs and other signal origination facilities.



Collects and interprets engineering documentation, which includes schematics, fiber management systems and performance analysis reports.

Install, align and repair headend equipment to maintain optimum picture quality and performance.

Maintain and repair the TVRO earth station and off air antennas.

Coordinate inventory, repair and calibration records on equipment and parts. Conduct the FCC Proof of Performance testing and documentation.

Maintain fiber optics transmission equipment at headend and remote hub sites.

Assist service and maintenance technicians and warehouse personnel as needed.

Assists in the implementation and activation of electronics and hardware to support advanced services.

Maintains assigned tools, vehicle and test equipment in good and safe working order.

Performs on-call duties during non-business hours on a rotational basis with other members of the Headend


Associate degree in electronics or equivalent preferred. Higher education in electronics with extensive experience and course work in troubleshooting and repairing video and RF electronic equipment is preferred.

Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in CATV. Previous work experience in an area of fiber optic test or telecommunications required. Good knowledge of telephony and high-speed data networks. Good knowledge of electricity and grounding theory.

Experience in telecommunications fields may satisfy certain requirements in lieu of cable related experience. Thorough knowledge of fiber optic and cable television electronic equipment, head end/fiber optic and broadband concepts, RF and analog/digital video equipment, line equipment, converters and earth station antennas, trunk and feeder equipment, passive devices, studio equipment, and building communications equipment.
The ability to learn new technologies as needed to support future systems.

Data entry and/or computer experience required.
Applicants must demonstrate familiarity with personal computers and basic windows software. Strong computer background with emphasis on E
xcel and Microsoft Word.

Applicants must possess and be able to demonstrate familiarity with various headend test equipment including fiber optic, DWDM, MPEG, AC-3 and Multicast Video test equipment.

Have ability to operate broadband and CATV test equipment, including but not limited to spectrum analyzer, DVM, OTDR, optical power meter, oscilloscope, Signal Meter and QAM analyzers, Return Path Monitoring Equipment, Signal Generator, Bandpass Filters, NTSC video test equipment etc.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills Must possess strong mathematical skills. Must be analytical, able to exercise good judgment, field safety and apply logical reasoning in seeking solutions to problems.

Must be able to climb 100 feet on tower and 30 feet on ladders - occasional.

Must meet and maintain company's safe weight policy of up to 325 lbs.

Note: This Job Summary should not be construed, to be all inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. While the description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.

We are proud to offer a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, pension, a matched 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, and discounted services for employees who reside in a Time Warner Cable service area.
Drug Test / Background Check / High School Diploma or Equivalent is Required

About Time Warner Cable:
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas - New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at, and Warner Cable is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V FCC Unit_TWC 4108 Controlling Establishment ID 00327 - Yuma 2nd Ave

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