Technician II - Columbia, South Carolina
ALTA Telecom - Columbia, SC

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Position Summary:

Will install: cable pathway systems, firestop systems, various electronic components, various cable that includes but is not limited to: twisted pair cable, coax, power limited tray cable, stranded cable, solid conductor low voltage cable, single mode fiber optical cable & multi mode fiber optical cable. Cable installation includes: placement, termination, testing, labeling & documentation. Will also: perform surveys, assist in designing, trouble shoot & maintain: Telecom Systems, TCP/IP Networks, CCTV Security, Access Control & Wireless solutions. Will have verifiable field experience or certifications in at least two of the following technologies: Telecom Systems, TCP/IP Networks, CCTV Security, Access control & Wireless Solutions. Will also have a working knowledge of the technologies listed above for which they do not have certifications. Will possess leadership skills & will be responsible for ensuring continuity on projects, overseeing all documentation & customer interface activity, & enforcing all company policies & safety requirements.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Install & service: key & pbx systems; security & cctv systems; wireless devices; cable pathway systems .
  • Install, terminate, test, label & document horizontal, backbone & other cables.
  • Dress & route cable into telecoms closets, modular furniture & other work area outlets.
  • Build out telecom & equipment rooms.
  • Firestop various types of cable penetrations.
  • Test, troubleshoot, & document test results for cabling.
  • Possess working knowledge of ANSI/TIA/EIA cabling standards & the National Electric Code.
  • Understands, adheres to, & promotes the Environmental, Health & Safety policies of AFL Telecoms.
    Conduct job site surveys.
  • Possess working knowledge of Telecom Systems, TCP/IP Networks, CCTV Security, Access Control & Wireless solutions.
  • Interface with customer contacts on projects & work orders.
  • Interface with the end user & coordinate with other vendors for each project when required by customer.
  • Provide technical support for customer contacts & Technicians on request.
  • Attend project planning & progress meetings with or without the customer contacts assigned.
  • Report any project scope changes, issues, or concerns to the assigned contacts
  • Provide project budgets through the bid & quote process.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies & applicable laws.
  • Train employees, plan, assign & direct their work, appraising performance, address complaints, & resolve problems.
  • Train employees.
  • Perform/prepare timely field reporting of asset usage as required.
Position Requirements:
  • Must have 3 to 5 years of experience in the installation of cabling associated with: Telecom Systems, TCP/IP Networks, CCTV Security, Access control & Wireless Solutions.
  • Must have 3 to 5 years of experience in the installation, maintenance & programming of the electronics associated with: Telecom Systems, TCP/IP Networks, CCTV Security, Access control & Wireless Solutions.
  • Must have the ability to install, terminate & test low voltage cables & fiber optical cables.
Must Posses:
  • A valid drivers license
  • Equipment/Manufacturer specific certifications & or verifiable field experience .
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Vocational/Technical/Business School strongly preferred.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to read Blue Prints
  • Ability to travel overnight
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, AFL & Vendor Specific Software.
  • Desire to become proficient & increase profitability.
  • Ability to manage three or more subordinates.
  • Comprehension of the terminology pertaining to the installation & service of telecom, data, security & wireless systems.
  • Comprehension of the publications pertaining to standard telecom, data, security & wireless systems practices, engineering &
  • Federal, State & local safety standards.
  • Ability to pass applicable state & federal background checks in order to become a registered security installer.
Work Requirements:
  • Use of small hand tools.
  • Use of power tools.
  • Finger & wrist dexterity & hand/eye coordination.
  • Heavy physical effort.
  • Climbing of stairs, ladders, and/or scaffolds.
  • Ability to work from heights such as man lifts, scissor lifts & roof tops utilizing proper fall protection.
  • Carrying of loads up & down stairs.
  • Must work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Exposure to noisy or dusty conditions; chemicals & solvents; mechanical, electrical, and/or other hazards.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America.

The Alta Group of Companies is committed to giving equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people, we make employment decisions based on each person's performance, qualifications, and abilities.

The Alta Group does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Members of all groups are encouraged to apply for employment with the Alta Group of Companies.

We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless making the reasonable accommodation would result in an undue hardship to ATI Telecom International.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity policy covers all employment practices, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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