Maintenance Technician I

Spectrum (Charter Communications) | Saco, ME

Posted Date 3/26/2020
Description

JOB SUMMARY
Under 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. 

WORK SCHEDULE
Tuesday-Friday, 10:00pm to 9:00am

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 policy

Communicate 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 QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge 
Ability 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 manner
Ability to work independently
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively Knowledge of basic mathematics and electronics
Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipment
Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices
bility 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 needed Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires Ability to dig in all types of soil to bury cable
Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting
Ability to operate appropriate computer or test equipment associated with position
Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs) Ability to use hand tools, test tools and web based tools
Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool belts
Ability to work while standing 50 - 70% of the time
Ability to work with small components and wires to make cable connections

Education
High school diploma or equivalent work experience 
 
Certifications and/or Licenses 
Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record within Company required standards 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Basic understanding of HFC networks
Basic understanding of RF, AC, DC
Basic understanding of customer premise network
Experience with splicing coax cable Knowledge of company products and services
Broadband industry and vendor specific certifications and training (NCRI, SCTE)

Related Work Experience
Telecommunications Installation/Service
Coax and/or fiber network installation and maintenance 
  
WORKING CONDITIONS 
Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night
Work performed near power lines and electricity
Work performed at various heights above ground on telephone/power poles
Work and travel in inclement weather 
Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, and cleaning solutions
Work indoors in confined and/or poorly ventilated areas such as basements, crawlspaces, utility closets etc.
Secondary on-call rotation may be required

Job Type
Regular
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
Industry
Telecommunications
Town (optional)
Saco

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