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Telecom Field Ops Technician

Company: The Southern Company
Location: Union City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Telecom Field Ops Technician

Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Telecom Field Operations Technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance (both reactive and preventive) and project support on the Southern Company's voice, data and telecommunications transport networks. These networks include digital microwave, fiber optics, LANs (local area networks), and voice and data wireless systems. These systems are installed, maintained and repaired in accordance with established standards, service levels, operational processes and applicable work agreements.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Two-year degree (college/technical/vocational) or equivalent military training or equivalent hands-on experience in electronics is required.

  • Two-year degree (college/technical/vocational) or equivalent military training or equivalent hands-on experience in telecommunications is preferred.

  • Understanding of the various topologies, e.g. telecommunications (microwave and/or fiber), wireless, data and voice networks and how they interface with each other

  • Ability to logically troubleshoot and repair hardware and software associated with personal computers, peripheral devices, voice systems, data networks, telecommunications (microwave and/or fiber) systems and ancillary equipment (e.g., alarm systems, DC systems).

  • Working knowledge of radio communication systems. FCC or equivalent license for radio repair is preferred.

  • Knowledge of voice and data wireless systems and troubleshooting techniques.

  • Knowledge of PC hardware, operating systems, and associated peripheral and software components.

  • Must have demonstrated personal computer skills.

  • Ability to work independently, self-starter with good time management skills.

  • Ability to interface with, direct and/or coordinate various contractors as needed.

  • Must have good verbal and written communications skills.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance (both reactive and preventive) and project support on the Southern Company's data and telecommunications transport networks.

  • Responsible for participating in 24x7 on-call procedures/operations.

  • Responsible for interfacing with and coordination of contractors and/or vendors associated with the Field Operations function as appropriate.

  • Responsible for interfacing with the internal business partners, vendors, contractors and other Technology Organization groups related to problems and installations as appropriate.

  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to billing and performance processes and procedures.

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate circuit and equipment inventories and documentation of assigned sites.

  • Responsible for installing standard, endorsed or certified off the shelf software and/or hardware devices.

BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Follows safe work practices and fosters a safe workplace.

  • Ability to operate with minimal supervision

  • Exhibits Southern Company Values (i.e. unquestionable trust, safety first, superior performance and total commitment) in all business dealings.

  • Seeks opportunities to learn and transfer knowledge to others.

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • Willingness to provide as needed after hours or on-call support.

#LI

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Union City

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Oakley Operating HQ - 7365 Oakley Industrial Blvd (7365UNIONCITY)

7365 Oakley Industrial Blvd

Union City, 30291

Req ID: SCS2009469

Keywords: The Southern Company, Atlanta , Telecom Field Ops Technician, Other , Union City, Georgia

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