Broadband Specialist IV

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs field technical work. Primarily responsible for maintain the HFC plant from node to tap through 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: * Conducts system tests such as signal/noise, signal/hum, summation sweep, chart recording, return loss bridge, including monthly, semi-annual and annual tests; RF knowledge/troubleshooting; sweep & balance HFC plant. * 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; maintain power supplies. * Properly uses, stores and maintains all test equipment used in system. * Assumes full responsibility for troubleshooting and repair of the coaxial and fiber distribution system. Prepares estimates for projects, providing bill of materials. * Works with connectors, fasteners and wire and uses hand tools; splices coax & fiber. * May perform all duties of Broadband Specialist I-V, Technical Operations descriptions. * 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 line ladder); Works within limited confines, such as crawl spaces. * Performs other duties such as clean-up and salvage of wrecked out materials; provides general assistance to other employees as directed. * On-call duty may be required; Other functions that may be assigned. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: * High school diploma or GED required; Associates degree preferred. * Valid driver’s license; satisfactory driving record required. * Required – Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Broadband Specialist I-V, Technical Operations or 5+ years’ equivalent cable technician experience. * Preferred – NCTI - System Tech course completion. * Knowledge of HFC plant, installs and service calls. * Knowledge of Commercial Fiber PRI and Managed Voice installation and trouble shooting. * Advanced level of mechanical skills for splicing. * Ability to interact and communicate with customers and co-workers. * Ability to work in high or tight spaces. * 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. * Ability to trouble shoot customer premise equipment and cable issues. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Strenuous – Physical effort represented by frequent handling of heavy objects (approx. 50-100 lbs.) and materials, or heavy hand tools. Keywords: System Technician, Maintenance, Broadband Specialist V, Installer, Technical Operations, Technician, Cable, Construction, Maintenance, Telecom, Internet, Install, Home Security, Xtream, Fiber, Copper, Splice Are you a returning applicant? Previous Applicants: Email: Password: If you do not remember your password click here.
Mediacom Communications Corporation
Full time
Apache Junction, Arizona, US