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Field Technician

  • Location: Kansas City, 64108
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

Position: Field Technician
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108
Term: 6 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Under regular supervision, performs basic tasks and projects with lesser complexity.
  • Relies on established guidelines and/or detailed direction for installation, decommissioning and troubleshooting problems of network equipment and circuits.
  • Preventative and demand maintenance of the network, critical infrastructure, materials management, and becomes familiar with the company's systems and applications.
  • Responsible for the outside plant network in each geographic boundary, including metro and long-haul fibers.
  • Responsible for asset management processes deliveries and replenishes consumables.
  • Coordinates shipping and receiving of materials.
  • Maintains tools, test sets, and electronic equipment including, but not limited to fiber optic transmission equipment, light wave multiplexing equipment, AC and DC power equipment.
  • Assists in installs, provisions, tests, and maintains DS0 thru OC192 services.
  • May install and test transmission/switching equipment.
  • Troubleshoots network equipment, removes, and replaces defective modules, tracks spares, and ensures repair.
  • Monitors/locates route and assists in executing restoration in the event of a service interruption, proactively responds to potential problem areas to ensure integrity of the network.
  • Responsible for learning all the systems and applications required to perform the job function adequately.
  • Updates installation records, enters appropriate detailed log information on trouble tickets for reference, and provides reports to others on status updates and issues related to assignments.
  • Performs preventive/scheduled maintenance and inspections on equipment and on the critical infrastructure including, but not limited to HVAC systems, high-voltage electrical systems, DC Power Plants.
  • Maintain site security and cleanliness.
  • On-call 24x7 on a rotational basis, on stand-by, call out, dispatch, and overtime are required as dictated by the business.
  • Ability to travel regionally and/or nationally as required.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • 1 to 2 years network monitoring, installation, or maintenance/repair.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience or with similar essential duties.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of at least one of the four major technician disciplines.
  • Those technical disciplines are, Transmission (DS1/DS3/SONET), Switching (circuit-switching/SS7), TCP/IP (routers/higher-layer protocols), and Outside Plant (Fiber locating, OTDR, Mass Fusion Splicing, etc.).
  • Knowledge of locating fiber optic cable, right-of-way, and As-Builts.
  • PC skills and be well versed in Microsoft Windows and Office applications.
  • Physical Requirements: Sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl, lift 50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Works in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to quickly learn corporate databases.
Even better if you have:
  • High School/GED.
  • Field Of Study: Electronics or Telecommunications.
  • 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.
  • Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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