Maintenance Technician I- Lawrence, KS

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Maintenance Technician I- Lawrence, KS

Midco
Sioux Falls

Phone Number:1-800-888-1300
Web Site http://www.MidcoCareers.com
Position Title: Maintenance Technician I
Location of Position: Lawrence, KS
Job Description
We’ve been blazing trails since 1931, bringing innovation to the world of telecommunications and delighting customers with exceptional service. Through ambition, imagination and a genuine commitment to each other, Midco proudly serves more than 380,000 residential and business customers in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. By the end of 2017, our customers will have Midco Gig – blazingly fast internet with download speeds of up to 1 Gbps. We’re also dedicated to making our communities better places to live, work and play. Ready to work at Midco? We thought so. Here are a few more reasons why Midco is one of the best places to work:
•Free and discounted Midco services
•Tuition reimbursement
•Support of employee involvement in the communities we serve
•Employee referral program
•Wellness programs

Visit MidcoCareers.com to learn about employment opportunities and apply today.

JOB PURPOSE

Perform preventive service and maintenance to Midco’s regional network.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
•Perform preventive maintenance and repair to services on Midco’s regional network.
•Sweep and balance the regional network to detect and/or correct imperfections.
•Identify areas in need of service and repair including, but not limited to adjustment and alignment of equipment used for signal processing, amplification, and transmission.
•Take appropriate preventive measures to repair and maintain the regional network in customer homes and commercial property from the Headend.
•Demonstrate proficiency in and working knowledge of several areas of network systems; recognize deviations and distinguish them from accepted practices.
•Repair and maintain equipment, network systems and all components.
•Ensure that all documentation is timely and accurate and in compliance with FCC and company regulations.
•Troubleshoot and repair ingress and egress problems in the regional network including, but not limited to transmission levels, signal loss, off-air interference and equipment failures.
•Maintain signal performance by proactively testing the network on a regular basis.
•Install, maintain and repair power supplies and provide splicing and activation of the regional network.
•Provide technical support and guidance by assisting with the resolution of installation or service problems encountered at customer sites.
•Install and disconnect video, internet, and telephone services in customer homes and commercial property as needed.
•Repair and/or wire cable from poles/pedestals into customer homes and commercial property; wire additional outlets as needed.
•Complete Midco First Time Right certification within 90 days of hire. Consistently apply First Time Right principles in all aspects of work.
•Possess knowledge of Midco’s safety program (Target Zero), practice and enforce safety rules and procedures; operate all equipment in a safe manner.
•Operate and drive a Company vehicle in accordance with Midco’s “Use of Vehicle for Company Business” policy.
•Produce timely and accurate daily and monthly reports.
•Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers.
•Adhere to Midco privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.
•Maintain regular attendance as required by your position.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Mentor and train new hires as required.
•Cross-train on additional services to meet customer demand.
•Function as an effective team member while supporting the efforts and concepts of other departments.
•Support the mission, vision, and values of Midco.
•Apply personal ethics, honesty, initiative, flexibility, responsibility and confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
•Possess an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented approach towards work and all work projects.
•Possess strong problem solving and decision making skills while using good judgment.
•Multi-task and change from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
•Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
•Identify opportunities for improvement while creating and implementing viable solutions
•Actively follow Midco policies and procedures.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
•High school diploma or GED required. Some college or vocational training preferred.
•Two years minimum electronics or telecommunications experience is required.
•Meets or exceeds all the requirements of a Broadband Service Technician II or equivalent experience.
•Completion of the SCTE BTS certification and NCTI Fiber Testing and Maintenance course preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
•The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry loads of up to 70 lbs.
•The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
•While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and may occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation and vibration.
•In-person visits to a customer’s home or place of business are normal in the performance of this job. Specific abilities required include accessing a customer’s home or place of business by stairs or elevator, operating doors or other entrances, navigating hallways and buildings, etc., and adapting successfully to a constantly changing environment.
•Employees may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and other than normal business hours, such as holidays, evenings and weekends as business demands.
•Must be able to climb poles, ladders, and other structures with proper equipment.
•Must be able to work from elevated heights and in tight spaces such as attics and crawlspaces.

Midcontinent Communications is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. M/F/D/V
Job Comments
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Benefits:
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Plan
401K or other Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Sick Leave
Additional Benefits (Please see description below):
Free and discounted services