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Field Technician

  • Location: Kansas City, 64108
  • Salary: $26.75 - $32.85 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 25 days ago

Position: Field Technician
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108
Term: 6 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:  
  • Under periodic supervision, performs varied tasks of moderate complexity requiring the application of standard procedures and criteria.
  • Responsible for installation, decommissioning and troubleshooting problems of network equipment and circuits. This includes the fiber, transport equipment and all critical infrastructures within.
  • Demonstrates a degree of experience with circuit provisioning, maintenance, and testing (DS1/DS3/SONET), test equipment, telecommunication equipment installation and acceptance.
  • Responsible for the outside plant network in a given geographic boundary, including metro and long haul fibers.
  • Diagnoses troubleshooting and repairs customer and network troubles.
  • Removes and replaces defective modules, tracks spares and ensures repair.
  • Performs site surveys, fiber locating, and oversees splicing of Metro/Long Haul Outside Plant fibers.
  • Monitors route and executes restoration in the event of a service interruption, proactively responds to potential problem areas to ensure integrity of network.
  • Installs, provisions, tests, and maintains DS0 thru OC192 services, Transport equipment, Signaling, Private Line, and Data Services. Responsible for asset management: process deliveries and replenishes consumables. Coordinates shipping and receiving of materials.
  • Operates and maintains tools, test sets, and electronic equipment including, but not limited to: fiber optic transmissions equipment, light wave multiplexing equipment, digital multiplexers, channel banks, circuit termination equipment, AC and DC power equipment, GN Nettest OTDR, fiber optic cable locating equipment, various BER type test equipment.
  • 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.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):  
  • High School Diploma/GED or 1 year of relevant job experience.
  • Job experience with similar essential duties.
  • Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.
  • Ability to prioritize with good time management skills. Knowledge, skills, or Abilities 2-5 years experience working on Installation, Test, and Turn-up of a variety of Telecommunication equipment including SONET, DCS, DWDM, Routers, and Switches.
  • Strong technical and mechanical background with experience in the latest generation transport gear, critical infrastructure (HVAC systems, high-voltage electrical systems, DC Power Plants, etc.), as well as knowledge of locating fiber optic cable, right-of-way, and As-Builts
  • Has the technical skills and abilities of a Tech I.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of at least two of the four major technician disciplines. (Transmission (DS1/ DS3/SONET), Switching (circuit-switching/SS7), TCP/IP (routers/higher-layer protocols), and Outside Plant (Fiber locating, OTDR, Mass Fusion Splicing, etc.)).
  • Some technical evaluation and fundamental judgment.
  • PC skills and be well-versed in Microsoft Windows and Office applications.
  • Ability to quickly learn corporate databases.
  • On-call 24x7 on a rotational basis, on stand-by, call out, dispatch, and overtime are required as dictated by the business with 2-4 years of experience.

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

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