The HFC Designer III generates system design in the most cost effective manner while meeting Charter Communications’ and the department’s standards and specifications. Under limited supervision, prepares and maintains detailed design drawings, schematics or specifications, Works closely with design originators to resolve design details or discrepancies, or to prepare drawings of unusual, complex, or original designs, which require a high degree of precision Creates, modifies and controls detailed two and three dimensional parts and assembly drawings from engineers' and technicians' sketches, plans, written and verbal instructions. Develops and maintains drafting standards and procedures. Evaluates and recommends purchase of CAD/CAE-related computer hardware and software. May work with system management including file maintenance, backup and storage.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Design complex extensions and complete small system redesigns, in accordance with the appropriate design specifications.
Utilize PC design software programs to complete forward & reverse system “RF” design work.
Utilize PC CAD software programs to post Fiber Designs, in accordance with the Charter Communications’ standards and specifications.
Process engineering change orders to ensure that all related work is complete, accurate and all related documentation is acquired and routed properly.
Perform quality control checks on field mapping notes and/or map digitizing to ensure all drafting specifications and “RF” design specifications are met.
Add up footages that are associated with field mapping notes, digitizing routing maps, and design maps while differentiating between aerial and underground plant as required.
Serve as technical liaison for construction and technical operations group by providing necessary information on a timely basis, including strand maps, design maps, BOMs, prepares charts, graphs, and sketches of vertical details and SOW documents in various formats.
Independently research and recommend build network specification files related to HFC and passive based architecture.
Project a perception of influence to cross-boundary partners while troubleshooting network performance and outage support in support of construction restoration intervals. Additionally assert team leadership in direct technical expertise for construction and technical operations on OSP-Design M&Ps, roles, expectations and architecture.
Contribute to project coordination and administrative functions by maintaining associated records, providing reports as necessary and processing related invoices.
Provide training regarding design computer programs and design department procedures and specifications.
Build and/or critique design profiles to ensure that all specifications have been entered properly and that all program generated design outputs are complete and accurate.
Make detailed computations to determine scale, layout and accurate placement of new land base information.
Create complicated Fiber Splicing Matrixes for projects.
Schedule work assignments and monitor project flow and status.
Maintain accurate weekly production records.
Design and draft FTTP, EPON, and/or HFC optical networks using multiple tools (Bentley, AutoCAD, etc) and CATV standard terminology.
Document as-build updates for project reconciliation.
Review Design considerations for both short term and long term needs in relationship to node sizing, powering, and addressing.
Draw accurate routing conclusions that reflect cost estimate for the availability request.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Proficient Spatial/GIS ability in applications such as MapInfo, ArcGIS, and Google Earth
Must be able to manage multiple priorities
Must have ability to work closely with other departments and be able to represent all of the Design Department’s policies and procedures
Must have strong understanding of an Oracle Database including the ability to perform queries
Must be able to demonstrate operational knowledge of an AutoCAD or MicroStation, Bentley COMMS based design software program
Must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Project applications programs
Demonstrated a strong understanding of CATV drafting and design standards and other analytical abilities
Must have an excellent understanding of Charter’sdrafting and symbology standards for Coax and Fiber designs
Successful completion of the following training: SCTE - Broadband Telecom Center Specialist (BTCS) Course & Certification and SQL Essential Training for Databases
Requires excellent analytical, problem solving and trouble-shooting skills
Must exhibit a thorough understanding of Charter ‘s services infrastructure related to network topology and architecture
Must have a valid driver’s license
Expert knowledge in the operation and use of all design applications such as Bentley and MapInfo
Able to interpret all designs and applicable documents across all platforms and architecture concepts
Knowledgeable on business partners’ components to be supported and/or influenced by OSP-Design
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion to apply business analytical trending support of departmental/company goals
Ability to manually calculate link loss
High School Diploma or equivalent experience
College level math or demonstrated analytical ability preferred
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Drafting/design experience or coursework 5
Must be able to work a flexible schedule
Office and field environments
A little about us:
Spectrum is the nation’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products.