Field Tech 1 (Norfolk, VA) - locating experience required

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary

Primary responsibility will be to locate fiber. Basic level installation, decommissioning and troubleshooting problems of network equipment and circuits.

Responsible for preventative and demand maintenance of the network, critical infrastructure, materials management, and

becomes familiar with the company's systems and applications. In some instances, may be responsible for the outside

plant network in a given geographic boundary, including metro and long haul fibers.

Job Description

Essential Duties- Responsible for asset management: processes deliveries and replenishes consumables. Coordinates

shipping and receiving of materials. Maintains tools, test sets, and electronic equipment including, but not limited to: fiber

optic transmission equipment, lightwave multiplexing equipment, AC and DC power equipment.

- Assists in installs, provisions, tests, and maintains DS0 thru OC192 services. May install and test transmission/switching


- Troubleshoots network equipment, removes and replaces defective modules, tracks spares and ensures repair. Monitors/

locates route and assists in executing restoration in the event of a service interruption, proactively responds to potential

problem areas in order to ensure integrity of the network.

- Responsible for learning all of the systems and applications required to perform the job function adequately. Updates

installation records, enters appropriate detailed log information on trouble tickets for reference, and provides reports to

others on status updates and issues related to assignments.

- Performs preventive/scheduled maintenance and inspections on equipment and on the critical infrastructure including,

but not limited to: HVAC systems, high-voltage electrical systems, DC Power Plants.


Knowledge, Skills or Abilities- 0-2 years network monitoring, installation, or maintenance/repair.

- Entry-level technician with experience and/or knowledge of at least one of the four major technician disciplines.

- Those technical disciplines are: Transmission (DS1/DS3/SONET), Switching (circuit-switching/SS7), TCP/IP (routers/

higher-layer protocols), and Outside Plant (Fiber locating, OTDR, Mass Fusion Splicing, etc.).

- Have knowledge of locating fiber optic cable, right-of-way, and As-Builts.

- Must maintain site security and cleanliness.

- Must have PC skills and be well versed in Microsoft Windows and Office applications.

- Must possess the ability to quickly learn corporate databases.

- On-call 24x7 on a rotational basis, on stand-by, call out, dispatch, and overtime are required as dictated by the business.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma/GED or up to 2 years of relevant job experience. Relevant job experience

is described as:

- Job experience in similar industry

- Job experience with similar essential duties Physical Requirements:

- Field Tech - Sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; lift 50 lbs.; Valid driver’s license required; works in all

weather conditions

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Education and Experience

- Experience:

Full time
Norfolk, Virginia 23501, US