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11 Nov 2020

Full-Time Senior Broadband Technician

SparklightCareers – Posted by SparklightCareers Texarkana, Texas, United States

Job Description

Join Sparklight as an Advance Technician and use your talents to make a meaningful impact with your team and the more than 900,000 residential and business customers we serve in over 21 states. You will consistently exceed delivery on our promises to be helpful, personal, proactive, and committed by supporting our customers with internet, phone, and video services that help them stay connected to what matters most – whether that’s making sure families can video chat with deployed service members, ensuring a Twitch streamer is connected late at night, or giving a small business owner faith that their internet connection will power their team through client pitches and product demos.

How we will SPARK your interest? 

Just as we keep our customers connected to what matters most, we keep our associates connected to what matters most to them – a thriving and rewarding career, respect for the communities where they live and work, a focus on health and wellness, an excellent work/life balance, and an open and inclusive workplace.  Here’s a taste of what to expect:

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits start for you and your family on day one.
  • You will be rewarded for your contributions with a competitive salary.
  • We’ll give you the tools you need to succeed, including a company vehicle, tools and uniforms!
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and personal time, so you can rejuvenate.
  • Paid time off is available to volunteer with your favorite community organization.
  • Complimentary cable, internet, and phone service (if you live in our service area).
  • You will be eligible for 401(k) with full match up to 5% of your pay and vested after 1 year.

What will your day look like? 

  • Keeping high quality connectivity is key to Sparklight. You will maintain high level service by troubleshooting and diagnosing malfunctions in the Headend, HFC and fiber optic networks, and the Home Terminal Units.
  • Supporting our customers by repairing both local plant performance issues and customer-owned equipment, using electronic test equipment.
  • We are always growing and working to better our services. You’ll be reading and interpreting system/network design maps. Verifying as built documentation; Comparing findings in the field with existing documentation and reporting findings following Company standard process.
  • Splicing and/or terminating coaxial and fiber optics cables, mounting active and passive devices, both aerial and underground (cabinets and vaults), activating actives devices and testing to ensure optimal performance of all equipment in the HFC/fiber optic plant to Company, manufacturer, and design specifications.
  • Performing surveys to determine if customer-requested locations are capable of receiving service. Creating maps/drawings as necessary to assist in estimating costs for plant/drop extensions if location is beyond acceptable distance from existing plant.
  • Performing underground facility locates accurately using plant maps and electronic locating equipment in order to prevent cable damage and service interruptions.
  • Performing construction maintenance duties as necessary including: splicing aerial/underground coaxial and/or fiber optic cables and equipment to restore cable plant to system specification; splicing and activating new coaxial plant; repairing and/or replacing damaged aerial/underground plant; and inspecting, repairing and/or replacing power supplies.
  • Continuously monitoring plant for ingress/egress and performs signal leakage ride-out activities and tracks and repairs signal leakage, as necessary.
  • Training system technical personnel as directed by local system management.

What you will need:

  • One-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must successfully complete Sparklight Technical Training Center Advanced Technician course within 6 months of accepting position.
  • A working knowledge of signal level meters, volt-ohm meters (VOM), leakage detection equipment, time domain reflectometer (TDR), optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) and other related test equipment.
  • Knowledgeable of rules and regulations of various regulatory bodies impacting the operation of a telecommunications system including, but not limited to, FCC, NEC, NESC, OSHA, and DOT, as well as all local ordinances.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license of the state in which the individual is employed.
  • The position requires the ability to work a variable schedule and respond to service interruptions during regular business hours, shift work or when on-call. Must be available to work overtime including weekends, evenings, and holidays as required.

Cable One, Inc. is committed to keeping our associates and customers safe.  Job offers are contingent upon the results of background, drug screening and reference check. Only after successfully passing these pre-hire clearances are individuals approved for hire and ready to start their successful and rewarding career. 

Diversity lies in the communities we serve and among the associates who dedicate themselves to ensure our continued success. Here at Sparklight, we believe it is our individual and unique talents, backgrounds and perspectives that, when combined, truly make us an unstoppable force. “stronger together” is not just a verbal cue, it is the motto that our associates live by, exemplify and embody each and every day. Sparklight and all of its subsidiaries provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals of different races, colors, creeds, national origins, genders, marital and veteran statuses.  

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: broadband, cable, and technician. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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