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Post Date11/03/2020
Job TypeFull Time
Positions Available4
Company NameRange Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Company Websitewww.rangetel.coop
Address2325 E. Front Street
CityForsyth
StateMT

OSP Technician

POSITION SUMMARY:

Range has 4 OSP Technician positions available in MT and WY.

Forsyth, MT ; Baggs, WY ; Burns, WY ; Dubois, WY

Install, maintain, and service telephone lines, special circuit lines, broadband services, subscriber carrier systems, cable terminals, protection devices, and customer-owned equipment/networks. May also diagnose and repair trouble in switching equipment, alarm network equipment, wireless systems, standby generators, fiber equipment, voice frequency repeaters, loop extenders, and cable loading systems. Repair and maintain multi-line telephone key systems and PBX’s. Coordinate with other departments on service installations and changes necessary to update billing, facilities, and other company records. Tower and pole climbing. Complete all installation and repair-related forms and reports.

Locate and splice communications cable. Operate equipment to install aerial or buried cable. Complete on-call shifts when assigned.

Position Details

Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Install new service and equipment for subscribers by installing drop wires, underground cable, station protectors, and network interface devices. Wires new systems using appropriate tools.
  • Maintain and repair existing services and equipment by using test sets to locate line trouble. Determine necessary repairs which may include repairing or replacing wiring, cable, pedestals, pedestal stubs, station protectors, ground connections, running new wires and replacing jacks, lids and pedestals as needed.
  • Knowledge and ability to maintain customer networks including wired and wireless technology as well as device connectivity.
  • Ability to use standard and special purpose hand tools, equipment to splice and locate both copper and fiber optic cable
  • Install concealed communications cabling and other equipment at buildings under construction.
  • May work with COE Department to diagnose and repair trouble in switching equipment, carrier systems, and other telecom network equipment. Test telecom facilities and report unsatisfactory conditions; conduct minor central office repairs.
  • Complete all outside plant related forms and reports.
  • Maintain generators in service area.
  • Maintain and repair multi-line key systems and PBX’s.
  • Assist in obtaining easements; abiding by industry specifications and/or instructional material as required.
  • Submit sketches and measurements and make staking sheets when assigned.
  • Locate communications cable when requested.
  • Operate equipment to install aerial or buried facilities.
  • Coordinate with other departments on work projects; coordinate with plant and commercial staff to update records upon job completion.
  • Complete on-call shifts when assigned.
  • Submit timesheets, vehicle mileage reports, gas tickets, material and equipment charge-outs and credits in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in company safety and training meetings.
  • Clean and maintain buildings and grounds in service area, including cleaning and maintaining batteries, cutting weeds, etc.
  • Keep company vehicle and tools clean and maintained
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management*

 

*These tasks do not meet the Americans With Disabilities Act definition of essential job functions and are usually less than 5% of time spent.  However, these tasks still constitute important performance aspects of the job.

Compensation

$22-$37 per hour DOE

Benefits

Great Benefits!  Extremely generous 401k contribution!

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