Full Time
Pigeon, MI
Posted 2 months ago

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:

The Field Technician is responsible for the installation, testing, maintenance, repair and removal of telecommunication and associated electronic equipment of Agri-Valley Communications, Inc. cellular and data networks.  This position works closely with all technical personnel to ensure customers receive the highest quality of service.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs on all wireless infrastructures, electrical equipment, and associated peripheral equipment.
  2. Performs testing using established processes, diagnostic procedures and test gear.
  3. Assembles, installs and tests telecommunication equipment and facilities including but not limited to cell site huts, relay and ladder racks, fuse panels, rectifiers and other framework.
  4. Analyzes network coverage to ensure contiguous communication and network integrity and availability.
  5. Integrates network hardware and interconnects facilities.
  6. Supports new site turn up and carrier additions.
  7. Ability to transport, connect and ensure function of portable generators when needed for power outages at cell site locations throughout service area.
  8. Maintains detailed and accurate documents relating to but not limited to E911 call testing, monthly site inspection, and site inventory.
  9. Performs job responsibilities with little supervision and participates in cross-functional projects as scheduled.
  10. Uses company vehicle and plow to remove snow from cell site locations and other company property.
  11. Maintains cell site building and grounds upkeep.
  12. Performs job duties within company health and safety requirements.
  13. Other duties as requested or required by management.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Minimum of an Associate’s degree preferred and/or equivalent work experience is required.
  2. Previous experience working in telecommunications field services and basic understanding of radio frequency preferred.
  3. Flexibility to work nights and weekends with occasional travel when required by workload.
  4. Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
  5. Ability to work independently and/or with a technical team under tight deadlines.
  6. Required to carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working hours and non-working hours.
  7. Meet MDOT requirements for medium duty commercial vehicles.
  8. Must be able to maintain a valid forklift training certificate.
  9. Successfully complete pre-employment background screening.

 

Travel Requirements:

As Needed

 

Work Environment:

This position operates according to daily workload and may be outdoors in all weather conditions and all types of terrain or indoors in a professional office environment. Dress should be appropriate for daily workload and must meet safety requirements.

 

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time regular position.  Hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with on-call responsibilities and occasional maintenance window work.

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