Under close supervision, responsible for managing small-scale residential Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) construction projects, including validating current plan design based on company records, and gathering relevant information regarding scope of work and costs related to small line extensions, cable replacements, drop road bores and MDU lockbox replacements. Design line extensions layout by calculating loss and gain characteristics of cable passive and active devices and provide red-line to Design. Coordinate basic construction projects through in-house labor for building, repairing and maintaining HFC. Ensure quality of work performed meets established technical standards and company policies.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Coordinate basic construction projects for building, repairing and maintaining HFC.
Coordinate with engineers and developers in designing the plant by performing site surveys of as-built and proposed projects and complete associated red-line documentation.
Design line extensions layout by calculating loss and gain characteristics of cable passive and active devices.
Draw and sketch installation of HFC and location of equipment such as amplifiers, power supplies and cables; complete material orders needed for planned construction.
Complete bill of materials, cost estimates (PO and CPR) and order materials needed for approved planned construction for line extensions, rebuilds, reworks, or other projects.
Ensure map databases are updated with any system changes per company design specifications.
Prepare system maps and/or print packages for distribution.
Perform construction inspections for quality control in accordance with Technical Quality Assurance (TQA) standards.
Coordinate permitting and make ready process.
Respond to customer concerns.
Communicate with Project Manager or designated supervisor regarding concerns about construction progress.
Perform emergency locates as necessary.
Adhere to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.
Know, understand and follow company policies.
Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, and suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
Ability to use the following hand tools: electric drills, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers
Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool belts
Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipment
Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices
Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder, (approx. 32 ft. high and 90 pounds)
Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as needed
Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires
Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting
Ability to read general system layouts from blueprints
Ability to operate appropriate computer or test equipment associated with position (e.g. signal level meters, ohm meters, etc.)
Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs)
Ability to work while standing 50-70% of the time
Ability to work with small components and wires to make cable connections
Ability to use handheld communication devices and applications
Ability to dig in all types of soil
Ability to drive Company vehicle in a safe and responsible manner
Ability to operate machinery used for underground/overhead cable installation
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
Ability to work independently
Ability to use personal computer, mobile device and software applications
Knowledge of basic mathematics and electronics
Knowledge of company products and services
Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Electrical Safety Code
High School Diploma or equivalent work experience
Industry and vendor specific certifications and training (NCTI, SCTE, BCT/E) preferred
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Maintenance Technician or equivalent work experience 1+
Construction work experience preferred
Certifications and/or Licenses
Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record within company required standards
Office and field environment
Work indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics, basements, crawlspaces and/or manholes
Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, and cleaning solutions
Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night
Work performed near power lines and electricity
Work performed at various heights above ground on telephone/power poles
Work and travel in inclement weather
Work in commercial or factory type environments
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