Broadband Specialist IV

Saint Peter, Minnesota (US)
Salary DOE
Aug 10, 2017

General Responsibilities:
Performs field technical work. Responsible for routine maintenance and repair of CATV distribution system and HSD system and for turn-on of new distribution system. Maintenance and troubleshoot the trunk system due to equipment and/or power failure.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Performs any and all duties of personnel in Broadband Specialist I - III descriptions (with respect to both CATV and HSD services).
• Sets trunk levels, sets-up and changes out trunk amplifiers, calculates signal level losses in cable and equipment for trunk lines and distribution lines.
• Installs electronics and makes power connections.
• Properly uses, stores and maintains all test equipment used in system.
• Conducts system tests such as signal/noise, signal/hum, summation sweep, chart recording, return loss bridge, including monthly, semi-annual and annual tests.
• Assumes full responsibility for troubleshooting and repair of the coaxial and fiber distribution system. Prepares estimates for projects, providing bill of materials.
• Assists and effects interface for required revisions to strand and design maps.
• Manipulates connectors, fasteners and wire and uses hand tools.
• Climb poles with proper equipment (safety belt, safety strap and climbers), ladders or other structures as needed. Lifts and carries loads up to 75lbs (including 28 ft ladder); uses bucket truck when required (after receiving certification). Works within limited confines, such as crawl spaces.
• On Call duty will be required.
• Other functions that may be assigned.

Preferred Experience/Skills:
• 5+ years in a cable field technical position.
• Valid driver’s license; satisfactory driving record.
• Knowledge of client/server architectures, bridges, local area networks, wide area networks, and IP networks are highly desired.
• Knowledge of all residential cable installs, service calls, and Broadband Specialist I-III responsibilities. Fiber PRI, DS3, PM/DM activity, & fiber restoration.
• Ability to operate all tools and equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
• Good written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions and at various heights.
• Ability to work flexible work hours, including evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime as required.

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