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Cable Technician

at Prime Communications

Posted: 5/29/2019
Job Reference #: 984740

Job Description

Cable Technician

Department:Infrastructure Team
Location:Elkhorn (Omaha), NE

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A Cable Technician is a progression from the Installer position. Working as a member of the project team, the Technician is primarily responsible for enhancing over-all jobsite productivity. The Technician is expected to have a fluent skillset and will assist with multiple aspects of the cable installation process; including: pathway construction, Telecommunication Room build-out, cable terminations, and labeling.

Major Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Install cable pathway systems (cable trays, cable racks, J-hooks or D-rings).
  • Install, terminate, test, label and document horizontal, backbone and other cables.
  • Dress and route cable into telecommunications closets, modular furniture and other work areas.
  • Build out telecommunication and equipment rooms.
  • Fire-stop various types of cable penetrations.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and document test results for cabling.
  • Must have ability to install, terminate and test low voltage cables & fiber optic cables (to include twisted pair cable, coax, power limited tray cable, standard & solid conductor low voltage cable, single mode & multi-mode fiber optic cables).
  • Understands, adheres to, and promotes the Environmental, Health & Safety policies.
  • Perform/prepare timely field reporting of asset usage as required.
  • Perform other duties as needs arise.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Maintain a satisfactory compliance with customer.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities 

  • Ability to understand and effectively explain every aspect of the structured cabling system including pathways, spaces, horizontal cabling, backbone copper, backbone fiber optic, cross and inter-connections, and testing. This includes understanding applicable codes, standards, and industry-best practices and the ability to differentiate between them and make recommendations.
  • Ability to choose the correct tool and methodology for the given task; for themselves and can help other team members do the same.
  • Ability to listen carefully to follow instructions
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning from senior team members
  • Exhibit a positive attitude
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work days, night, and weekends as project requires
  • Self-motivated and excellent work ethic
  • Demonstrated team work and versatility in integrating into multiple work environments.

Qualifications and Education Requirements 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Industry Certifications
  • In-house Certified Training Required (company provided)
  • 1-3 years’ work experience in Structured Cabling
  • Read, write, and understand English
  • Able to distinguish colors
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel 90-95% of the time.

Additional Notes 

  •  Probationary period of 90 days
  •  Individuals with a felony or misdemeanor convictions MAY not be hired 
  •  Individuals must not have any alcohol or drug-related convictions or suspensions within the past three years. 
  •  Individual must be able to read and understand instructions in English as well as possess good oral & written   communication skills. 
  •  Individual must be able to pass a drug and physical screening as well as background requirements.

Individual must be available to work variable hours.